Having missing teeth can be very bothersome. It affects how you eat, speak and it robs you of your beautiful smile. Our team at Ocean Dental offers a full line of partials and removable dentures in Lompoc, CA to restore mouth functionality and aesthetic appeal.
Dentures are custom made appliances crafted to replace lost teeth, restore natural appearance and proper oral functions. They fill in the empty spaces so that jaw and facial muscles can work the way nature intended.
Dentures consist of a plastic base that supports the prosthetic teeth. The base is created to match the natural shade of the surrounding gum tissue. The replacement teeth are typically made of a plastic material or porcelain. Removable dentures in Lompoc, CA are custom made to fit the form and mouth structure of each individual patient to maintain the natural appearance of the face and preserve structural integrity.
Partials only cover a portion of the oral cavity. The appliance is secured in place with claps that latch on to adjacent teeth. A partial denture is usually suggested when one or more healthy teeth are still present in the mouth. Ocean Dental professionals want you to retain as many natural teeth as possible. The healthier, functioning teeth you have, the stronger and more stable your jawbone will be. Your Lompoc, CA dentist will typically recommend a partial if your existing natural teeth are in good shape.