Dentures in Yorba Linda CA
Partial or complete teeth loss is an undesirable situation for your oral and overall health. The chewing efficiency can reduce, there can be an imbalance in nutritional intake and there may be changes in facial appearance because of lack of support to cheek muscles. The patient may feel embarrassed to smile or actively take part in events when he/she has many missing teeth. As a solution to oral health problems that arise from teeth loss, dental restorations are developed which take the place of lost teeth. Dentists recommend partial dentures and complete dentures to patients who have lost one tooth or all teeth in a row. These dental restorations maintain the shape of the face by supporting facial muscles and help with chewing and biting functions. Meet our dentist at our Yorba Linda office if you are looking for a replacement for your missing teeth. We have created dentures for many of our patients from Yorba Linda, Placentia, Brea, Fullerton, Anaheim and surrounding communities. This has helped them improve their oral health and overall health.
Causes for teeth loss
Natural teeth can fall out due to several reasons. Tooth decay, gum infection and trauma are some of the commonly notable causes for teeth loss. Improper maintenance of oral hygiene and not visiting the dentist can increase the risk of teeth loss. There can be several problems that arise from teeth loss.
- When a few teeth are missing in a row, the nearby teeth may shift positions leading to orthodontic problems
- The chewing efficiency reduces and the patient may lose confidence to eat hard food items
- Increased risk of gum infection and tooth decay
- Bone resorption
- Dentures can help the patient maintain oral health by supporting chewing and biting functions and preventing dental problems that may arise from teeth loss.
Types of dentures
Dentures are false teeth made of metal and acrylic. They are designed to replicate false teeth and gum tissues. They are held in place by suction and are removable. There are basically two types of dentures. The partial dentures replace few missing teeth in a row. They prevent the nearby teeth from shifting positions and improve the chewing efficiency and the smile of the patient. The complete dentures replace all teeth in a row. They are designed to support the cheek muscles in order to maintain the facial shape.
Dentures – Restoration procedure
An oral examination is something that we do during the visit. Dr. Nalini Jokmels checks the condition of the remaining teeth if there are any. Severely decayed non-functional teeth may have to be extracted before going ahead with the restoration procedure. The dentist may allow the gums to heal after the extraction process is complete. This may take few months and temporary dentures may be designed for the patient as a restoration during the healing period. The gums get resorbed during the healing period. During the next visit, our dentist takes impressions of the dental arch and gets the dentures fabricated in the lab. This may take few weeks. Once the dentures are ready to be fixed, our dentist checks for fit and put them in place. Patients are advised to visit our office once in a few weeks or months to check the fit and make any changes as may be necessary.
Apart from Yorba Linda, our dental office accepts other cities such as Placentia, Brea, Fullerton, and Anaheim. We even have patients that live in other states that still fly back to see us, come see why for yourself!