Dentist in Fremont, CA describes dentures as solutions for missing teeth
If you are searching for solutions for missing teeth, the team at Starbrite Dental in Fremont, CA is here to help! Dr. Munira Lokhandwala is our dentist who is pleased to provide a variety of tooth replacement options for patients to consider, including dentures.
How do dentures work?
When patients think of dentures, their grandparents’ false teeth may come to mind. Patients might think of fake-looking restorations or dentures that do not stay in place, resulting in many embarrassing social situations. Dr. Munira Lokhandwala and her team of professionals want patients to know that dentures have come a long way over the years. They are more natural-looking than ever, and when they fit properly, they can stay in place without coming loose.
Types of dentures
At Starbrite Dental, we are pleased to provide the following variations of dentures:
- Partial dentures – partial dentures are restorations for missing teeth that can be used if patients are missing one or more teeth from the dental arch. The partial denture is made with an acrylic and metal framework, similar to a retainer that snaps into the smile using the existing teeth for support. The partial denture has false teeth that will slide into place where they are needed, allowing patients to complete the appearance of their smile even after tooth loss has occurred. This restores function and appearance.
- Full dentures – full dentures are acrylic restorations that are used when patients have lost an entire arch of teeth. This may be due to periodontal disease or severe decay. In some cases, patients will have remaining teeth extracted to prepare their smile for full dentures. Dr. Munira Lokhandwala uses top laboratories to create beautiful replications of a patient’s smile, allowing patients to have a hand in designing their new teeth.
- Implant-supported dentures – for some patients who are worried about fit and function, implant-supported dentures may be the way to go. Implant-supported dentures are full dentures that can replace all the teeth in the smile. However, unlike traditional full dentures which require suction or dental adhesives to stay in place, this method uses several dental implants strategically placed along the dental arch. They denture will snap into place with the implants, providing a strong and sturdy foundation for optimum functionality.
Which denture is appropriate for my needs?
It is important for patients to work with a dental professional to determine the best denture replacement option for their needs. There is no one size fits all option, as every patient’s situation is unique. It is best for patients to book a consultation appointment at Starbrite Dental with Dr. Munira Lokhandwala and her staff to allow her the opportunity to examine the patient’s smile and see their special needs to provide recommendations that can be used to help. We treat each patient like the individual they are and offer services accordingly.
How much do dentures cost?
The type of denture a patient purchases will play a role in the overall cost for tooth replacement. In most instances, however, dentures are often less expensive than other options such as dental bridges and dental implants. Additionally, it is important for patients who have dental insurance to bring their information in regarding their plans, as our front office team can often apply dental benefits to the overall cost of dentures. In most cases, the implant-supported dentures are often the most expensive, because of the oral surgery required to place the implants before moving on with the dentures themselves. On top of applying dental insurance benefits, we can also work with patients in finding an affordable payment plan. This can help patients in obtaining the services they need while ensuring they are affordable for even the tightest of family budgets. We want to make necessary treatments attainable for everyone who needs them.
Take charge of your oral health and speak with a professional regarding dentures for tooth replacement
Don’t let missing teeth impact the appearance and functionality of your smile! Now is the time to connect with Dr. Munira Lokhandwala of Starbrite Dental in Fremont, CA to discuss your options for tooth replacement. Dentures and other solutions are readily available in her practice, located at 38350 Fremont Boulevard, Suite #103. Call 510-795-7786 to request your consultation appointment today!