Fremont, CA dentist offers care for patients considering dentures
The idea of dentures often recalls in patients their grandparents’ false teeth. However, it is important that patients understand that dentures do not have to look fake, and they have come a long way over the decades in becoming more functional and attractive. Drs. Munira Lokhandwala and Maryum Tariq of StarBrite Dental in Fremont, California encourages patients to ask about a quality dentist that offers dentures for patients.
What is a denture?
A denture is a restoration used by a dentist to restore a patient’s smile both functionality and aesthetically. There are two primary types of dentures, including partial dentures and full dentures.
What are the different types of dentures?
- Partial denture – a partial denture is an oral appliance that is made to replace one or more teeth within the dental arch, either on the upper arch or the lower arch. A partial denture uses a metal framework that snaps into place in the arch and replaces teeth with false teeth called pontics. This restores the smile and enables the patient to eat and speak properly as they did before.
- Full denture – a full denture is an acrylic appliance that replaces all the teeth in the dental arch. It includes false teeth and false gums. Patients keep the full denture in place using natural suction, denture adhesives, or even dental implants placed along the dental arch. Full dentures are custom-made for patients and are often covered by dental insurance plans, making them an affordable option when teeth have been lost or extracted.
Who is a candidate for a denture?
Most patients considering dentures are viable candidates. Unlike dental bridges or dental implants, which require either adjacent teeth or sufficient jawbone, respectively, to hold the restoration in place, everyone can ask about a denture for tooth replacement. It is often the most economical option as well.
Are you ready for dentures?
Getting dentures does not have to feel overwhelming or make patients dread their next appointment. If you are interested in replacing missing teeth with partial or full dentures, contact Drs. Munira Lokhandwala and Maryum Tariq of Fremont, California today. Her facility, located in Suite #103 at 38350 Fremont Boulevard, is available for new and established patients and families seeking restorations for missing teeth.
Our team consists of Dr. Munira Lokhandwala and Dr. Maryum Tariq who are highly skilled dentists with decades of dental experience in both cosmetic and general dentistry.