Missing several or all of your teeth along an arch can completely alter the function, feeling, and look of your mouth. For many people, missing teeth bring down their confidence and change their quality of life by making it more difficult to eat or speak. At Fit Dental, we want all of our patients to enjoy a functional, natural-looking smile that they feel proud of. That’s why we make customized full and partial dentures to rejuvenate smiles.
For patients who are missing all of their teeth, we’ll likely recommend full dentures in Yuba City to restore their smile. These are made from a durable and specially designed gum-colored acrylic base that houses custom-shaded replacement teeth. The base is built to harness the power of natural suction that occurs in your mouth along with denture adhesive to hold your restoration firmly in place, allowing you to eat and speak with ease.
While partial dentures in Yuba City achieve the same effect of a completed arch of teeth, they’re used to fill several gaps along an arch and are specially designed to fit like a puzzle piece between existing teeth. They’re made from a gum-colored acrylic base, custom-shaded ceramic replacement teeth, but have a metal or acrylic foundation that doesn’t require suction or adhesive to stay in place.
Many of our patients who replace their missing teeth with full or partial dentures are able to enjoy a variety of benefits. Some of these include:
To make sure that your dentures last for as long as possible, it’s important to know how to properly maintain and take care of them. Here are some daily care tips to keep them functioning and fitting comfortably:
At Fit Dental, we understand that dentures in Yuba City are a major investment, and not a decision to be taken lightly. We want you to have all of the knowledge you need to make the best choice for your smile. That’s why we have compiled the answers to some of the questions about dentures that we get asked the most often. If you don’t find the answer you’re looking for on this page, feel free to call us. A member of our team will be more than happy to help!
Because there are so many variables that go into the price of dentures, we can’t give you a cost estimate without first going over your unique case. The price will depend on factors such as how many teeth you need to replace and whether you’ll require any preparatory work, such as gum disease therapy or tooth extractions, beforehand.
The good news is that most dental insurance companies consider dentures to be a major restorative procedure. Therefore, they will often cover up to half of the cost.
Our practice accepts many different dental insurance plans, including Cigna, Delta Dental, and MetLife. We also offer convenient patient financing that allows you to break up the cost of your treatment into smaller, more manageable installments.
When you fist receive your dentures, there may be a brief adjustment period that makes it hard to pronounce certain words. This is completely normal. After all, it can take a few weeks for your mouth to get used to the new object inside of it. Many patients find that reading aloud slowly can help to speed up this process.
As with speaking, eating while wearing dentures can be a bit tricky at first. It can help to eat only soft foods at first and gradually work your way to heartier foods. Cutting your food into bite-sized chunks can also help. Chewing with even pressure on both sides of your mouth (and applying a small amount of denture adhesive) may prevent the denture from slipping out of place. After a few weeks, eating with your dentures in should become second nature.
Not unless you tell them! We make your dentures with high-quality, natural-looking materials that mimic the appearance of your original pearly whites. Once you get used to the way your dentures feel, onlookers shouldn’t be able to notice that they’re not your “real” teeth!
In most cases, dentures need to be adjusted (or “relined”) every year or two. This simple procedure reshapes the base of the denture to accommodate the natural ways in which your jawbone changes after tooth loss. However, this can only be done so many times before the denture must be replaced entirely. This is often done every five to ten years.
If you have any questions or concerns about caring for your dentures, or your restorations accidentally become damaged, don’t hesitate to contact our office so we can fix or replace them.