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DENTURES

Dr. Matt and Dr. Pam have years of extensive advanced training in the fabrication of removable and implant-retained dentures.  They go through a methodical series of appointments to ensure the most esthetic, accurate and functional fit; providing our patients with a new set of teeth that look beautiful and feel great.  

 

If you are interested in having a new set of dentures made or if you are interested in a more secure fitting denture, call our office 510-799-4746 to see if implant-retained dentures are right for you!    

Most dentures are made of acrylic and can be fabricated two different ways.

  • A conventional denture is made after all teeth have been extracted and the tissues (gums) have healed.

  • An immediate denture is fabricated and inserted immediately after the teeth are extracted and the tissues are allowed to heal under the denture.

  • An upper denture has acrylic, usually flesh colored, that covers the palate (roof of the mouth).

  • A lower denture is shaped like a horseshoe to leave room for the tongue.

  • The teeth are made of plastic, porcelain or a combination. Dentures can be fabricated to fit over endodonticly treated teeth and a complete denture can be attached to dental implants to allow for a more secure fit of the appliance.

Dentures over a normal course of time will wear and need to be replaced or relined in order to keep the jaw alignment normal. The alignment will slowly change as the bone and gum ridges recede or shrink due to the extraction of the teeth. Regular dentist examinations are still important for the denture wearer so that the oral tissues can be checked for disease or change.

Removeable Complete Dentures Video

Lower Retained Denture Video