Dentures and Partial Dentures
Missing teeth pose a challenge when it comes to everyday activities, feeling confident, and maintaining an active social life. By offering a number of teeth replacement options for our patients, Elk Grove dentist Dr. Pritpal Gill is helping patients regain their smiles and their health.
Modern dentures are more attractive and more functional than ever, and Dr. Gill has experience designing dentures for patients who want to improve their diets and their appearance in the wake of tooth loss.
Beyond Your Grandparents’ Dentures
If you have visions of boxy-looking generic dentures that slip and move, you will be happy to know that the denture process has improved dramatically in recent decades, giving patients who choose dentures more options than ever.
Denture teeth now come in many shapes, colors, and shades so patients can achieve a natural-looking outcome.
With the increased use of dental implants to retain dentures, patients are enjoying a better quality of life than previously possible.
Types of Dentures in Lodi and Elk Grove, CA
Our Elk Grove dental office proudly serves Sacramento, Elk Grove, Galt, Lodi, Roseville, and the surrounding areas with a variety of denture options for every lifestyle.
You no longer have to worry about going without teeth following dental extractions. By planning ahead, Dr. Pritpal Gill will have dentures for you to wear on the same day as your surgery.
Regular follow-up appointments will keep your dentures fitting their best until you are ready for your final dentures in about six months' time.
Patients without any remaining natural teeth (edentulous) can replace all of their teeth at once on the upper and lower arch using complete dentures.
Dr. Gill will determine if you have enough healthy bone to achieve a comfortable fit. Upper dentures rely on your bone structure and suction from the upper palate to stay in place. Lower dentures secure to the bony ridge underlying the gums.
You will play a role in the appearance of your final dentures by choosing a color and smile shape that reflects your goals for your smile.
When some natural teeth remain, they can anchor a partial denture in place. Partial dentures come in various materials to meet different patients’ needs.
Flexible partials – lightweight and comfortable
Metal partials – durable and long lasting
Acrylic partials – natural and strong
Dr. Gill will match your partial denture teeth to your natural teeth so that they complement your smile.
For patients who want the security of dentures that never move or shift, implant-retained dentures offer a reliable solution. By placing 4 to 6 dental implants per arch, we create a locking system for dentures to keep them in place. Dr. Gill utilizes 3-D cone beam technology and guided dental implant surgery for the best possible outcome. He can often help patients avoid added bone grafting procedures by identifying an alternate location or angle at which to place the dental implants.
Ball-lock – dentures snap in with a ball closure
Bar-lock – dentures secure to a metal anchor
Implant-retained dentures eliminate slipping and falling, making smiling, laughing, and eating comfortably a happy experience.
Are You Ready to Complete Your Smile?
Give Oak Tree dentistry a call to schedule an appointment with Dr. Gill. He will discuss all of your teeth replacement options and help you make a choice that works for your lifestyle.