Top Dentures Services in Concord, CA
Dr. Mehran Haidari at Clayton Dental Group specializes in delivering custom-fitted denture solutions to help patients rebuild their smiles. Dr. Haidari has completed extensive training in the field of dentures and tooth replacement. For patients across Concord, CA, the east bay area, and beyond, Dr. Haidari and his team offer the top advanced tooth replacement appliances to restore a healthy, functional smile!
How Do Dentures Work?
Each denture, or complete denture, is a custom-fitted oral appliance designed to replace the natural teeth while providing support for the surrounding structures, including the lips and cheeks. At Clayton Dental Group, we fabricate dentures from durable acrylic materials.
We offer the following types of dentures in Concord, CA:
Conventional dentures, crafted after all teeth have been extracted and the tissues (gums) have healed.
Immediate dentures, fabricated and inserted immediately after the teeth are extracted, allowing issues to heal under the denture.
Partial dentures, designed to replace and support either the upper or lower portion of the teeth.
The replacement teeth are made of strong plastic or porcelain materials, or a combination of the two. Dr. Haidari can be fabricated to fit over endodontically treated teeth and a complete denture can be attached to dental implants to allow for a more secure fit of the appliance.
An immediate denture may be the best solution when the complete extraction of your remaining teeth is unavoidable. An immediate denture allows you to avoid the discomfort of living without teeth. We will begin the preparation for this procedure before your teeth are extracted. The first step is taking impressions of your existing teeth and gums to create accurate duplicates for placement after tooth removal. At your extraction appointment, your immediate dentures are inserted creating a natural-looking, functional smile you can be proud of!
Usually, when you lose a tooth, it is best for your oral health to have the tooth replaced. Missing teeth can affect your “bite” as well as your ability to speak and chew. Their loss can increase the burden on your remaining teeth and can cause muscle pain in your jaws and headaches. And of course, losing a tooth can affect your appearance. The following information reviews replacing missing teeth with an implant retained denture.
Although many patients have no problem wearing an upper denture, some people find it difficult to wear and eat with lower dentures. Several implant-supported replacement options are available if you are missing all of your lower teeth.
A removable partial denture is designed specifically to meet the needs of the patient and can replace one or more missing teeth. A natural appearance and speech clarity is restored along with the ability to eat more efficiently. Partial dentures are created out of a metal and acrylic composition or completely out of acrylic. A patient’s specific needs and anatomy will dictate the design of the partial denture. Our team makes every effort to construct a self-cleansing partial denture that preserves the remaining teeth and oral tissues.
Dr. Haidari will design your partial denture so that the chewing forces are evenly distributed over the entire surface are of the remaining teeth and soft tissues. Changes to your remaining teeth may be recommended to help equalize these forces.
Metal partials are generally preferred as they are structurally superior. They are thinner and more hygienic than an acrylic partial. Acrylic partials are typically used as a transitional or temporary partial. Dr. Haidari will consult with you to determine the appropriate partial for your situation.
A removable partial denture may help limit the movement of your existing natural teeth. As an added benefit, they even allow you to better grind and chew food, improving digestion.
Caring For Your Dentures
Only your dental professional is qualified to diagnose your oral health and adjust your denture or partial, but the following steps can be taken to keep your dentures in optimal condition at home:
- Dentures should be brushed inside and outside daily with a soft, large nylon denture tooth brush with round-ended bristles.
- Use denture creams instead of toothpastes, which are too abrasive and will scratch your denture. Rinse with cold water.
- Avoid placing dentures in hot water to prevent their shape from warping.
- Inspect your denture regularly for worn teeth.
- Worn and stained dentures can make you look older and cause your dentures to function poorly.
- Discuss all your current medications with your doctor and dental professional.
- Be sure to visit your dental professional regularly.
- Have loose dentures checked immediately as they can cause friction and pressure on the gum tissues and bones.
- When not in use, cover dentures with water or a denture-cleaning solution to prevent them from drying out.
Dentures over a normal course of time will wear and need to be replaced or relined in order to keep the jaw alignment normal. Regular dental examinations are still important for the denture wearer so that the oral tissues can be checked for disease or change.
Do your dentures need repair? A variety of circumstances can lead to a damaged denture and should be addressed immediately. Repairs restore a fractured or damaged denture close to its original condition. Clayton Dental Group can often provide denture repair procedures on a same-day basis. Our team will advise you of the condition of your denture and will recommend steps needed in preventing further breakage!
Schedule Your Dentures Consultation with Dr. Haidari
When you're ready to replace lost teeth, Dr. Haidari has the training and expertise to craft a custom denture solution that fits you best! Call today to schedule your dentures consultation.