Dentures in San Marcos - The Hills Family Dentistry - San Elijo Hills


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Dentures at The Hills Family Dentistry

Losing teeth can significantly affect your life, altering your appearance and making you self-conscious where you once smiled freely. Simple tasks like eating and speaking can become challenging. At The Hills Family Dentistry, we prioritize your oral health and overall well-being. For those experiencing tooth loss, we provide dentures to restore both your smile and your quality of life.

Dentures are removable prosthetic teeth tailored to fit your mouth. They have long served as a conventional solution for tooth loss, designed to resemble natural teeth and set in a gum-colored base supported by your gums. Dentures can replace entire sets of teeth or just sections. There's also an advanced option known as hybrid dentures or all-on-4 dental implants.

Dentures in San Marcos, CA - The Hills Family Dentistry

Full Dentures

Full dentures replace an entire arch of teeth, either upper or lower. If existing teeth are beyond repair, they are removed to prevent infection. Impressions are taken before tooth extraction to provide immediate dentures after surgery. Once healing is complete, more precise impressions are made for a perfect-fitting denture. Dentures should be removed nightly to clean both the appliance and your gums and to give your gums a rest.

Partial Dentures

Partial dentures fill large gaps from multiple missing teeth, using remaining healthy teeth as anchors. These dentures are removable and clasp onto anchor teeth, helping to prevent your remaining teeth from shifting. Like full dentures, they should be removed at night for cleaning.

Dental Implants

Missing teeth lead to bone deterioration under the gums, as the body stops sending necessary nutrients, changing the shape of your jaw and altering your appearance. Dental implants, small titanium posts, are implanted into the jaw to act as roots. These can support a bridge of prosthetic teeth, known as hybrid denture or all-on-4 dental implants, preventing bone loss and maintaining jaw integrity.

Don't let tooth loss affect your quality of life. Contact The Hills Family Dentistry today for more information!

Understanding Dentures: Full, Partial, and Implant-Retained Overdentures

Full Complete Dentures:

  • Replace all teeth in an arch (upper or lower) and rest on the gums.
  • Available as conventional (traditional) or immediate (placed immediately after tooth extraction).
  • Improve chewing, speech, and appearance but may slip and require adhesives for stability.

Removable Partial Dentures:

  • Replace sections of missing teeth, supported by remaining teeth and metal clasps.
  • Preserve the alignment of remaining teeth and restore function but may need adjustments over time.

Implant-Retained Overdentures:

  • Attached to surgically placed dental implants in the jawbone, offering superior stability.
  • They are the most secure and natural-feeling option, preventing bone loss and enhancing chewing ability.
  • However, they require surgical placement and are more costly than other types of dentures.

Choosing the Right Denture:

Consider the number of missing teeth, jawbone health, budget, lifestyle, and desired comfort. We thoroughly discuss these factors to help you make the best decision.

We believe in open communication and providing personalized care. Contact The Hills Family Dentistry today to schedule an appointment!