Dentures – Petaluma, CA
Show Off Your Entire Smile Again!
Dentures have been the standard way to address tooth loss for centuries! They are affordable and reliable for people who have suffered from extensive tooth loss. And thanks to modern dental techniques and technology, they are customed to fit perfectly in your mouth and give you a beautiful grin! If you’ve suffered from tooth loss, dentures in Petaluma could be the ideal solution for you. To learn more or schedule a consultation with Dr. Bob Koenitzer, give us a call!
Why Choose Bob Koenitzer, DDS For Dentures?
- Customized for Every Patient
- We Welcome Dental Insurance
- Financing Through CareCredit
Who Is a Good Candidate for Dentures?
Dentures are ideal for those who are missing multiple or all of their teeth. They allow you to complete tasks that tooth loss makes difficult – like enjoying a nutritious diet and speaking without accidentally mumbling. Depending on the number of teeth you have lost and where they are located in your mouth, a customized treatment plan will be put together just for you. If you have any existing oral health conditions, like cavities or gum disease, they will need to be eliminated before we can move forward in your dentures treatment plan. The health of your smile is always our top priority.
Types of Dentures
There are several different types of dentures to meet different needs. During your consultation, we’ll discuss which of these options is right for you:
Partial dentures are made up of multiple replacement teeth and a gum-colored base. This type of denture fits between your existing teeth like a puzzle piece to fill in any gaps. To remain stationary, partial dentures are attached to your natural teeth with the help of clips or brackets.
Full dentures are made to replace an entire arch of missing teeth, either on the top or bottom. They remain in place with help from the natural shape and suction of your mouth. If you need any additional support, denture adhesive is also available to provide stability. Traditional full dentures are removable, so you can take them out to clean your smile and while you sleep.
Implant dentures are supported by dental implants. This technique helps to eliminate shifting and the need for any adhesive or clasps. Dental implants also help to stimulate the jawbone, preventing the progression of bone resorption due to tooth loss. This additional stability from the implants allows patients to regain up to 70% or more of their natural chewing ability. Implant dentures are also made to last for numerous decades, so you don’t need to worry about periodic repairs or replacements.
The Benefits of Dentures
Here are just some of the many benefits you can experience when you get dentures to replace your missing teeth:
- Allows for a more expansive diet
- Improved speaking ability
- Prevents movement of surrounding teeth
- Natural appearance
- Supports facial muscles
- Increases confidence
- Easy removal for cleaning
- Partially covered by most dental insurance plans