Dentures are the most affordable type of tooth restoration and are ideal for patients who are missing all or most of their teeth. They completely restore oral functions and promote oral health. Dentures are removable and can be either full or partial, depending on the number of missing teeth they are replacing. Dr. Chung recommends full dentures for patients who have lost most or all of their natural teeth and partial ones if the patient still has a good number of natural teeth remaining.
If you are missing your natural teeth, Dr. Chung can customize dentures to fit your oral cavity comfortably and restore your smile.
FULL DENTURES (CONVENTIONAL AND IMPLANT-SUPPORTED)
As long-lasting as they are, natural teeth can sometimes be lost due to age, accidents, certain illnesses, tooth decay, or gum disease. In certain cases, several teeth may have to be extracted in order to protect the remaining teeth. Dentures are a convenient solution for all of these issues and an economical and efficient way to restore your oral functions and your smile.
Complete dentures are made up of a gum-colored acrylic base and porcelain artificial teeth that look just like natural ones. They rest on the gums and are conventionally held in place by dental adhesives.
Modern dentistry, however, now offers a more reliable type of denture that has multiple benefits compared to traditional ones. Implant-supported dentures are held in place by implants secured into the jawbone. Unlike traditional dentures, these dentures are not removable. They stay in place no matter what you eat and allow you to smile and talk without the fear of the dentures slipping out.
Dr. Chung can customize your denture to compliment your facial features and give you a more youthful look.
Partial dentures can fill the space left by a series of missing teeth and thus restore your oral functions and smile. The artificial teeth are supported by a metal framework covered in gum-colored acrylic and the denture is held in place by clasps secured to the adjacent teeth. Partial dentures can also be supported by dental implants for more convenience and comfort.