Full Dentures/Implant Dentures in Thousand Oaks
Full Dentures/Implant Dentures
Whether you have experienced tooth loss because of aging or a dental emergency, it can have a serious impact on your smile and confidence. With the latest denture technology, Dr. Fathi can help restore the natural appearance of your smile for longterm oral health.
Two popular corrective solutions are full dentures and implant dentures. Both options can successfully restore the cosmetic appearance of your smile and help keep the natural look of your facial profile. However, full dentures and implant dentures vary in functionality.
Full dentures are commonly what patients consider when contemplating full smile restoration options. As a complete removable appliance, full dentures rest on your gum line to provide a natural aesthetic look and feel. Once the tissue along your gums has healed from extracting any remaining teeth, Dr. Fathi will place your new dentures to ensure proper fitting and comfort. Some find it takes a few weeks to get accustomed to the device. At first, you may experience minor irritation or soreness, and the dentures may feel loose inside your mouth. These symptoms typically resolve within a few weeks. By following up regularly with Dr. Fathi, you can guarantee your dentures continue to fit properly and resolve any complications that arise.
Similar to full dentures, implant dentures have become a popular cosmetic smile restoration solution for many patients who have lost multiple teeth. The advantage of implant dentures is the secure feel and protection of your jaw bone. Before placing the dentures, Dr. Fathi will surgically insert implants into your gums that essentially replace your teeth roots by connecting with your jaw bone. This connection helps to maintain your jawbone keeping it healthy for longterm functionality. The procedure itself usually requires multiple visits to properly insert the implants and then to place the dentures. Since the dentures are more stable with implants, most patients find they have more of a natural biting and chewing ability.
Proper Care of Dentures
After fitting your dentures, Dr. Fathi will encourage you to properly care for your dentures the same way you would your natural teeth. Dentures require daily brushing to ensure your remove infection-causing bacteria. When not in use, it is best to place dentures in a container with water to prevent them from warping. If you have full dentures, you should brush your tongue and gums also to help prevent gum disease and other complications. If using an adhesive to keep your dentures in place, be sure to use a product with the ADA seal to guarantee safety and effectiveness.
Full and Implant Dentures with Dr. Fathi...
To find out if full dentures or implant dentures are right for you, please contact our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Fathi or ask any questions you may have about the procedure. We look forward to assisting you with restoring your radiant, confident smile, and appearance.