Dentures Fresno, CA

Dentures Fresno CALife becomes challenging once you have lost all or most of your teeth. But with dentures, you're able to eat right and showcase a beautiful smile all over again! Dr. Michael Long specializes in providing affordable full, partial, and implant dentures for patients.   While many dentists have to refer out patients looking for this service, Dr. Long's advanced training with "false teeth" allows him to offer several cost-effective denture options in Fresno and restore the appearance of your smile.

Dr. Long may suggest partial dentures or complete dentures as per your situation. Any dental treatment has its pros and cons. And identifying if it’s the right solution for you depends a lot on your lifestyle and the goals you've set for the desired appearance.

You can visit our dental clinic in Fresno, CA and we will help you find the most suitable denture option. A denture made for your individual condition helps in improved facial structure and dental health. Modern dentures are designed to fit more comfortably and look natural while allowing you to speak, bite and chew without any discomfort. We also employ the latest dental technologies to ensure that your customized dentures are absolutely ideal.

Benefits of Dentures

Replacing your missing teeth with dentures will enable you to enjoy the following benefits:

  • A Comfortable Fit

    When dentures fit comfortably and stay anchored firmly, they help you speak and chew without any strain, discomfort or irritation.
  • An Improved Smile

    The support offered by dentures not only improves sagging facial muscles that make you look older, but also enhances the appearance of your smile.
  • A Better Aligned Jaw

    If you lose some of your teeth, your jaw becomes misaligned causing the muscles to wear out. Dentures eliminate this issue by improving the structure and alignment of your jaw.

Types of Dentures

Dentures are custom-designed in a dental laboratory from the impressions of your mouth. Based on the number of missing teeth, the different types of dentures fall into any one of the two groups - partial or complete.

  • Partial Dentures

    These types of dentures act as bridges and are designed to fill the gaps created by one or more missing teeth. Partial dentures help maintain the alignment of your teeth and also enhance the appearance of your smile. As opposed to the full set of dentures, these types of dentures are held in place by a plastic base. In order to protect the base so that it does not fall out, a metal framework is usually created.

  • Complete Dentures

    These types of dentures are designed to replace an entire upper or lower arch of missing teeth. The advancements in dental technology have made complete dentures more comfortable and natural than ever before without compromising their functionality.

Get in touch with our dental care team today to know more about how dentures can protect your oral health and improve your smile. Call us at (559) 432-4850

FAQs

Dentures can be classified into two main types:

  1. Partial dentures
  2. Complete dentures

Partial dentures are created to fill the gaps created by one or more missing teeth while complete dentures are custom-designed to replace an entire arch of missing teeth.

The base material is made up of metal and covered in acrylic to look natural and the teeth are made of porcelain to match the color and texture of natural teeth.

Ideally, dentures last for 5-8 years depending on your oral care routine, food habits and lifestyle. However, dentures need to be replaced eventually because just like your natural teeth, your dentures undergo wear and tear. Also, your oral structure undergoes change as you age.

Yes the dentures differ in terms of size but the material remains the same.

Ideally, dentists recommend a waiting period of 6 to 8 months as it allows the gum swelling to heal and facilitates a better fit for dentures or implants.

The denture starts to wear after a long time of use so when it does not fit like it used to, a reline procedure is required to refit the base of the denture.

While it takes some time for you to get used to eating with dentures, once you do, eating with your dentures on, is comfortable and you can eat all your favorite foods without any discomfort.

A little pain and discomfort are normal when you are getting your dentures or implants for the very first time. However, if you have undergone dental extraction before getting your dentures, you may feel some pain and discomfort for a few months.

Yes, at Michael Long DDS., we can make partial dentures that closely match your existing natural teeth.

Your bones remain even after your teeth are removed but they tend to shrink with time and so, it is important that your dentures are custom designed for a perfect fit and exert minimum stress on the underlying bone. Also, the gums and bones continue to undergo changes even after you wear dentures and that is why it is important to visit the dentist regularly.