Often we do not consider the importance of oral care until we lose some or all of our teeth. Losing teeth is not easy and can pose many challenges in daily areas of life. You may have trouble eating and chewing or talking without the use of your teeth. You may lack confidence without your pearly whites, but fortunately, Dr. Weston Spencer provides custom dentures in La Jolla and nearby areas. With his carefully customized dentures, he can restore your smile and boost your self esteem.
What are dentures used for?
Often when we think of dentures, we imagine an older person who wears large and cumbersome teeth that come out of their mouth. Tooth loss can affect many people regardless of age for different reasons. Due to advances in technology, dentures are more comfortable and discreet than ever before. Dr. Spencer can create different kinds of custom fitted dentures that will restore your confidence. By using a mold of your teeth, he can shape your dentures to fit so that they do not irritate your gums and appear natural.
A complete denture is used for patients who have lost most or all of their teeth and need a completely new set. These kinds of dentures can replace either the bottom, top, or both rows of teeth. Dr. Spencer may remove any teeth prior to receiving your dentures so that your custom complete dentures fit. Dr. Spencer carefully crafts these kinds of dentures so that they can be worn comfortably during the day.
Partial dentures are an excellent option if you are missing only a few teeth. These dentures will fill the space where you’re missing teeth to create a natural smile. Similar to a complete denture, partial dentures can be removed to fit your lifestyle. The base of the denture can be crafted with gum toned colors to disguise the denture and a metal wire to support the teeth.
Implant-supported dentures are dentures that can be attached to existing dental implants so that your dentures are extremely secure. These implants are fixed so that you do not have to worry about finding your dentures or remembering to put them in. Dr. Spencer provides the All-On-4 arch implant for patients who are seeking implant-supported dentures. This special denture uses only four implants to fully secure the upper and lower teeth.
Caring For Your New Dentures
Taking care of your new dentures is simple and easy. You should rinse your dentures after any meal and soak them at night to prevent food decay. In addition, you should brush the denture to remove any loose particles. It is important to carefully handle the dentures when removing and replacing them in your mouth to reduce the risk of damaging them.
Dr. Weston Spencer offers consultations to determine if a custom denture is the right solution to your teeth. He can show you the benefits of each kind of denture, be it complete, partial, or implant-supported dentures. Schedule your appointment with Dr. Spencer today online or call his office in La Jolla at (858) 459-0077.