At some point, we may find ourselves facing the possibility of dentures. You can take comfort in knowing that Dr. Okhovat has extensive experience and several options to fit your specific needs and budget. These include:
An implant-supported denture is often recommended when a patient does not have any teeth in the jaw but has enough bone in the jaw to support implants. An implant-supported denture has attachments that will snap onto attachments which are a part of the implants. Implant-supported dentures offer excellent stability and function.
These dentures include a gum-colored base which fits over your natural gums. The base of the upper denture covers the roof of your mouth while the lower denture is shaped like a horseshoe. These dentures take some getting used to, but most patients eventually adjust well.
Partial dentures rest on a metal frame that attaches to natural teeth that are still in the mouth. Crowns are often used on these natural teeth to serve as anchors for the denture. Partial dentures are a removable alternative to bridges.
All options are thoroughly explained at your appointment, allowing you to make the best decision for your unique needs. For more information about dentures and how they can improve your life, call us today at (916) 352-0282.