Functional, natural-looking dentures & partial dentures in Petaluma, CA
Tooth loss affects more than just the way your teeth work. In addition to causing long-term oral health issues, missing teeth can dramatically affect your self-confidence. Patients who have suffered from tooth loss may find themselves hiding their smile and being embarrassed when speaking with friends, family, and coworkers. At North Bay Smiles, Dr. Yvonne Szyperski is dedicated to helping patients in the Petaluma, Rohnert Park, Cotati, Santa Rosa, Novato, and surrounding CA areas achieve a healthy, beautiful smile that they can be proud to show off, and offers several tooth replacement options, including complete dentures & partial dentures.
Types of removable dentures
Dentures are removable tooth replacement appliances that are custom designed for your unique smile. There are two main types of dentures:
- Complete dentures replace an entire arch of teeth, restoring your chewing and speaking abilities after tooth loss or extractions
- Partial dentures replace one or more missing teeth, filling in the gaps created by tooth loss and preventing the other natural teeth from shifting out of place
Patients who are getting complete dentures typically have two options for getting their denture placed. Conventional dentures are made after your tissues have healed post-extraction, typically about four to six weeks after the extractions took place. Dental impressions are then taken of your healed mouth and your dentures are fabricated for an excellent long-lasting fit. Immediate dentures, on the other hand, are made prior to your extractions and are immediately placed in your mouth after your extractions are complete so you do not have to go for any length of time without teeth. However, because your bone and gums will change in shape as they heal, you will need to have your denture adjusted at a later point when the healing process is complete.The adjustment is called a reline and is a very simple non-intusive treatment.
Customized solutions for your smile
At North Bay Smiles, we are committed to providing our patients with the options that are best for their unique needs. Whether you need a partial tooth replacement or a full arch of beautiful new teeth, we will work closely with you throughout every step of the process to ensure that you have the best possible results and are able to enjoy your new denture. To schedule your appointment, call us today in Petaluma, CA at (707) 306-8001.