San Francisco, CA patients in need of dentures can visit our dental team for assistance
When patients in San Francisco, CA think of dentures, the word often brings to mind their grandparent’s false teeth. However, dentures have come a long way over the years, and are now a popular, beautiful, and affordable option for replacing one or more teeth. West Portal Family Dentistry is here to help with a wide range of tooth replacement solutions.
What are dentures?
There are various types of dentures that may be used to replace missing teeth and restore function and beauty to the smile.
- Partial denture – a partial denture is made to replace one or several teeth in the dental arch. This removable restoration uses a metal framework that snaps into the dental arch, using the surrounding teeth for support. The dentures are made of false teeth and acrylic to fit precisely into the patient’s smile and replace the missing teeth simply and easily.
- Full denture – a full denture is a denture that replaces the entire arch of teeth. This denture is made of acrylic. It includes false teeth and gums. Patients can hold a full denture in place with natural suction or denture adhesive. These teeth are removed at night and soaked to remain moist for proper fit and function.
- Implant-retained denture – another option for patients to consider is an implant-retained denture. These dentures are created to snap in place with several dental implants placed along the gumline. The implants are fused with the natural bone for a sturdy and strong foundation. Patients who use an implant-retained denture do not have issues with their denture slipping or falling out, ensuring more confidence.
Request a visit at West Portal Family Dentistry today
Drs. Terry M. Nguyen and Laura T. Huynh of San Francisco, CA are pleased to offer dentures to replace one or more missing teeth. If you are interested in learning more, we encourage you to call our front office team at (415) 604-9292 to schedule an evaluation and discuss your dental needs with our professionals.