Bahia Dental Group
General Dentists & Cosmetic Dentists located in Pittsburg, CA
Dentures are a fast and effective way to restore your smile if you are missing many or all of your natural teeth. For men and women living in and around Pittsburg, California, Marzieh Oghabian, DDS, of Bahia Dental Group offers dentures that deliver a great fit and a beautiful smile. Come in to meet with Dr. Oghabian to discuss whether dentures are right for you. Online scheduling makes it easy to find a time that fits your busy life, or you can call to check availability.
What are dentures?
Dentures are removable dental replacements, commonly called false teeth. There are multiple options when you’re considering dentures, and Dr. Oghabian can work with you to determine the approach that best fits your needs.
Conventional dentures require several appointments to model the exact contours of your mouth and create a set of dentures that deliver a great fit. It can take 8-12 weeks for the process to be complete, although you may receive a temporary set to wear in the interim.
Immediate dentures require little waiting as your dentist can position them the same day as your initial appointment. Many men and women who have to have several decayed teeth extracted prior to getting dentures choose this option to get their new smile as quickly as possible.
What advantage do dentures have over other teeth-replacement options?
Dentures are the most affordable way to replace missing teeth. They also deliver a relatively fast result, even if you choose conventional dentures.
Today’s technology enables Dr. Oghabian to create a truly beautiful set of dentures that look very much like natural teeth. Dentures also fit far better than the options available just a few years ago.
A set of dentures will restore your ability to eat and speak normally, and this is something that many men and women miss after living with years of serious dental issues.
What are the disadvantages of dentures compared to other options?
Dentures, while affordable up front, are not a permanent teeth-replacement solution. The visible tooth-colored portion of the dentures, as well as the pink material that fits on the surface of your gums, is subject to damage and wear. If your dentures break or sustain other damage, you’ll need to come in to have them repaired or replaced.
Dentures also do nothing to prevent bone loss. Because they don’t stimulate your bone tissue, the shape of your jaw and gums can change over time. That can change the shape of your face and also alter the fit of your dentures.
The decision to get dentures requires careful consideration. Working with Dr. Oghabian ensures you’ll get the details you need to make the right decision for you. Book an appointment today to get started. Online scheduling is fast and easy, or feel free to call and speak with a member of the administrative staff.