When you need teeth replaced, you’re likely going to start doing some homework to see what your options are. That’s smart because it’s what all of us here at White Oak Family Dentistry in Granada Hills, California, recommend doing. The more you know about your options, the better choice you’ll be able to make.
One of the more popular options is to get dentures, installed by an experienced dentist. But what else is there to know about dentures? Well, let’s take a look.
Why get dentures?
It’s likely that Dr. Bob Luszczak and Dr. Nicole Abraham will recommend dentures if your gums or jaw bone aren’t healthy enough to support dental implants. This is common in older patients or those who haven’t taken good care of their oral health to this point. Implants are demanding on gums and bones.
Dentures are a far less invasive procedure than implants. Instead of having titanium posts inserted into your gums, then covering those with crowns, a mold is simply made of your mouth. Then, dentures are hand-crafted to fit the exact gaps in your smile, fitting snugly over your gums. You do have more care for dentures – cream, and cleaning at night, for example – but you’ll have to clean your implants, too.
At the end of the day, the person who can make the best choice for this type of process is yourself. Educating yourself on the different options available will help you make a great choice. To learn more, call us today at 818-363-7484.