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Dentures Offered at East Peak Dental

Losing your teeth is never pleasant. No matter how many are lost, it greatly impacts your life. First, your appearance is affected. You might suddenly find yourself quite self-conscious when you used to always be a smiling face. Not only that, but you might also find yourself having increased difficulty with seemingly simple tasks, such as eating and speaking. At East Peak Dental, your oral health as well as your overall well-being is important. If you have experienced tooth loss, we can provide you with dentures, restoring both your smile and your quality of life.

Dentures are removable prosthetic teeth that are custom-made to fit your mouth. Dentures have long been the traditional solution to tooth loss. They are designed to look like natural teeth and sit in a gum-colored base that is supported by your gums. Dentures can be made for the purposes of replacing a whole bridge of missing teeth or they can be used to replace sections of missing teeth. There is even a newer option to solve tooth loss known as hybrid dentures – also known as all-on-4 dental implants.

Dentures in South Lake Tahoe - East Peak Dental - Dr. Gordon and Appelblatt

Full Dentures

Full complete dentures are created with the purpose of replacing an entire arch, or mouth, of missing or no longer viable teeth. If you do have teeth remaining that are beyond repair, these teeth will be extracted, which will help to prevent any infection or remove the infections that may be present. To ensure you don't go without teeth, we take impressions before your teeth are removed so an immediate set of dentures are worn right after surgery. Once your bone and gum tissue fully heals, more accurate impressions are taken of your mouth, which is sent off to a lab for denture creation, to ensure a proper fit. Even with a proper fit, dentures need to be removed each night. This allows you to thoroughly clean the appliance and your gums, as well as give your gums a break from the pressure of supporting the dentures.

Partial Dentures

Partial dentures are used to fill in large spaces where many teeth are missing, but you still have several healthy teeth that act as anchor points. After all, there is no reason to extract perfectly healthy teeth! Partial dentures compensate for your healthy teeth while restoring empty spaces. They can also help to hold your healthy teeth in place and prevent too much shifting. Removable partial dentures are supported by your gums, but they are secured in place by clasps that wrap around anchor teeth. These, too, should be removed nightly for cleaning and for the comfort of your gums.

Dental Implants

When you have missing teeth, something begins to happen under your gums that you might not even be aware of. Without roots planted in your jawbone, your body no longer believes that it needs to send essential nutrients to that region. Without proper nutrition, your jawbone begins to deteriorate. When this happens, your jaw can begin to change shape, giving you an aged appearance. Resorption can also force remaining teeth to shift, altering your bite. If you have dentures, these changes mean that in a few years, you will need to be refit for a new set.

Dental implants are the newest form of tooth replacement and are considered to be a superior tooth replacement solution when compared to dentures. Small titanium posts are surgically placed into your jaw, and act as “roots” to support a bridge of prosthetic teeth – commonly referred to as a hybrid denture or all-on-4 dental implants. The number of implants varies depending on your needs. The dental implants allow for teeth to be attached and they prevent bone loss in the jaws. This stops resorption and preserves the integrity of your jaw, meaning there will be a solid foundation for your new teeth, as long as things are maintained.

Don't let tooth loss destroy your life. Contact East Peak Dental Group today for more information!

Missing teeth can impact your ability to eat, speak, and smile confidently. Dentures offer a solution, restoring function and esthetics. However, understanding the different types can be overwhelming. Here's a breakdown of full dentures, partial dentures, and implant-retained overdentures:

Full Complete Dentures:

  • What they are: Replace all teeth in an arch (upper or lower) and rest on the gums.
  • Types: Conventional (traditional) or immediate (placed right after tooth extraction).
  • Benefits: Restore chewing function, improve speech, enhance appearance.
  • Drawbacks: May slip or cause discomfort, require adhesives for stability.

Removable Partial Dentures:

  • What they are: Replace some missing teeth within an arch, supported by remaining natural teeth and metal clasps.
  • Benefits: Can be a conservative option for patients missing teeth on both sides of the mouth in the same arch, preserve remaining teeth alignment, and restore function and esthetics.
  • Drawbacks: Clasps may be visible, require adjustments over time, and can compromise anchoring teeth over time.

Implant-Retained Overdentures:

  • What they are: Attach to dental implants that are surgically placed in the jawbone, offering superior stability and comfort.
  • Benefits: Most secure and natural-feeling option, prevent bone loss, improve chewing ability, boost confidence.
  • Drawbacks: Require surgery for implant placement, more expensive than other denture options.

Choosing the Right Denture:

Factors to consider: Number of missing teeth, jawbone health, budget, lifestyle, and desired level of security and comfort. We will thoroughly evaluate the options with you in order for you to make the best decision considering the factors involved.

We value open communication and work closely with our patients to ensure they receive personalized care. Contact East Peak Dental today to schedule an appointment!