Are your teeth severely damaged or missing? Are you unable to eat your favorite foods? Volterra Dental has been providing dentures for our patients for over three decades! Call our Los Alamitos, CA dental office at 562-735-2363 and get a whole new set of pearly whites to fit your lifestyle and smile goals with our tooth replacement options like Dentures Options.
We offer an array of dentures to fit your specific needs, including:
- Full dentures
- Partial dentures
- Implant dentures
- Temporary dentures
What Is The Difference Between Partial And Full Dentures?
Full dentures are used to replace all the teeth in the top or bottom of your mouth. They are held in place by a combination of suction on the gums and an adhesive placed in the gum-colored base.
But if you still have some of your natural teeth, you can get partial dentures to replace just the teeth you’re missing. Partials are secured using clasps attached to your natural teeth.
How Can I Make Sure My Dentures Will Be Secure?
While it’s not common for dentures to move or fall out unexpectedly, it can happen. Whether held in place by adhesive or clasps, your full or partial traditional dentures should stay in place until you are ready to take them out.
But for added peace of mind, our Los Alamitos, CA dentists, Dr. Laos and Dr. Yoshikane, can provide two treatments that use implants to securely hold your dentures in place: implant-retained dentures and implant-supported dentures. We also offer All-on-4 dental implants to replace a full arch of teeth permanently and securely.
What Is The Difference Between Implant-Retained And Implant-Supported Dentures?
While both of these types of dentures use dental implants, they secure your dentures in slightly different ways.
- Implant-retained dentures are easily removable and use a series of ball-and-socket connectors to firmly secure the gum-colored base to implants.
- Implant-supported dentures are removable by you or a dentist and use a metal bar set in the base of your dentures to connect to the implants.
Regardless of which type you choose, you will get a full arch of beautiful, natural-looking teeth. And because the dentures are mounted on dental implants, they will shift some of your biting pressure away from your gums to your jawbone for a natural feel.
What Is the Difference Between Implant-Retained and Implant-Supported Dentures?
Both types of dentures use implanted artificial roots to hold onto the base of your dentures, providing much more stability and security for them. But each is a little different:
- Implant-retained dentures use a series of ball-and-socket connectors to firmly secure the gum-colored base to implants. These are removable and shift some of the pressure from biting away from the gums and to the bone like natural teeth.
- Implant-supported dentures use a curved metal bar set in the base to connect to the implants. These are not removable except by a dentist, but as with implant-retained ones, they put the biting pressure onto the jawbone.
Regardless of which type you choose, you will get a full arch of beautiful, natural-looking replacement teeth.
What Are Temporary Dentures?
For some patients, it’s necessary to wait a while before replacing missing teeth. But we don’t want you leaving our Los Alamitos, CA dental office without some way of eating and looking good, which is where our temporary dentures come in. Temporaries are removable but designed to use just until it’s time to get your permanent replacement teeth.
Get your confident bite back with custom-made dentures from Volterra Dental in Los Alamitos, CA. To schedule your appointment or ask us your questions, call 562-735-2363 today or use our convenient online form.