Prosthodontics is the dental specialty primarily concerned with the restoration and replacement of lost or damaged teeth. Prosthodontics take into consideration teeth, the gums, lips, and facial features in order to create a beautiful, functional and natural-looking smile in the cases of missing teeth. One option in the area of Prosthodontics is Dentures of various types.
Losing teeth can be devastating, but patients at South County Smiles don’t need to lose hope. We offer several services to resolve these issues.
We offer beautiful, custom dentures for our patients who have lost all or a significant amount of their teeth. We care about our patients and want to make sure that they can enjoy a full, healthy life, regardless of tooth damage they may have experienced in the past. Our dentures are specifically tailored to meet each patient’s individual needs and to provide them with perfect occlusion. With dentures you can eat, laugh, smile, and speak again. You can enjoy a full, permanent smile, even without your natural teeth.
We offer partial dentures, traditional dentures, and implant supported dentures:
Even if you haven’t lost every single tooth, you can still enjoy the benefits of our dentures and fill in large gaps in your mouth. Partial dentures are a great option for patients who have suffered from significant tooth loss. Our partial dentures are crafted from a beautiful, high quality porcelain materials.
Traditional dentures are crafted to help patients enjoy day to day activities, even if they’ve lost all of their natural teeth from decay or accident. Traditional dentures have beautiful, individually crafted teeth. They’re easy to wear and look natural. We make sure our dentures provide our patients with perfect occlusion and a reason to smile again.
Implant-supported dentures use four dental implants to secure the dentures to your mouth. This provides a sturdier fit. With implant-supported dentures, your dentures will stay in place while you are eating food and will feel completely natural. Implant-supported dentures are removable and maintain a level of comfort that other dentures lack.
Teeth-in-a-Day consists of 3 major phases: Diagnostic, Surgical and Restorative. What makes this process unique is that all three of these phases can be completed in one visit! During the Diagnostic Phase, we will do a clinical assessment using several resources that may include photos, digital x-rays, a Cone Beam scan, impressions, a 3D Model of your dentition, and/or a thorough clinical evaluation. Following a complete assessment, a description and explanation of all options will be presented along with a detailed financial overview. Should the decision be made to proceed with Teeth-in-a-Day, The Surgery phase may begin or be scheduled to occur at an agreed upon time. During this visit, the required extractions, grafts and implants are administered. Patients depart the office on this day with removable, or implant secured, “temporary” teeth. Patients resume a full schedule of activities within 72 hours and will schedule their follow up visit to complete the third phase: The Restorative Phase. When the implants have fully integrated with the jawbone (approximately 3 to 4 months later), the temporary teeth are removed and the permanent teeth are secured!
To find out more about our Denture Services and to discuss your options if you are missing teeth, contact our office today. We would be happy to answer any questions or to schedule an appointment.