At Emigh Dental Care in Long Beach, CA, we offer partial, full, and temporary partial dentures to patients who are in need of dental restoration. We also employ PALA digital denture technology to allow digital impressions of the patient's teeth to be saved and easily molded and replaced in the future if necessary. We understand that missing teeth can compromise a patient's chewing and speaking ability, which is why we work diligently with patients to examine their condition to provide them with the best option available. With dentures, we can create a custom fit that is unique to each mouth structure, which will help to improve the speech and overall chewing ability. Dentures are prosthetic devices that can be removed or implanted in the jawbone to restore missing teeth. If patients are in need of dentures due to tooth decay, gum disease, or injury, they can call our family practice today to schedule a full dental exam.
"The front staff at Emigh Dental Care is very friendly and welcoming. There's even water and apple juice while you wait. The waiting room is open and comfy! There's also ample parking in the parking structure! I had my first examination with Dr. Reel today. She was warm, open and friendly! Freddy, the DA escorted me back to the exam room and explained everything thoroughly. I did share that I was worried about my teeth because I haven't had dental care in about 3 years (no dental insurance). After 3 years with no dental care, I have just 1 cavity. After seeing Dr. Reel, Freddy took me to see hygienist, Tammy. Like Dr. Reel, Tammy was warm and friendly. She explained all the things that were to come for my cleaning and the importance of flossing. On 9/17 my 2 year old son and husband saw Dr. Todd. Dr. Todd thoroughly answered all our questions re: jaw surgery for my husband and referred him to an orthodontist. Although my 2 year old son didn't cooperate by opening his mouth, Dr. Todd was able to entertain and make my son feel comfortable. Maybe next time, Dr. Todd will get to take a look at my son's teeth. I look forward to getting my cavity fixed and my next cleaning. Thanks Emigh Dental Care!"- N.S. / Yelp / Sep 21, 2018
"I highly recommend Emigh Dental. I have been coming to this office my entire life as well as most of my family and extended family. The entire staff is amazing. The hygienists are gentle, and Dr. Pat and Dr. Todd are seriously the best. My kids actually look forward to their visits."- J.G. / Yelp / Sep 19, 2018
"Very good experience in this dental. I had a deep teeth cleaning yesterday. The dentist was very gentle,she didn't hurt me at all."- Z.M. / Yelp / Sep 19, 2018
"Emigh Dental Care is hands down the best Dental facility I have been to! The atmosphere is friendly, clean and comfortable. Bailey, my dental hygienist, is professional, kind and always does an amazing job!! Dr. Pat has a very professional and friendly demeanor. He thoroughly explained everything to me and made sure I was comfortable. I'm so happy to find them, thank you for your excellent care!!!"- A.H. / Yelp / Sep 16, 2018
"This place truly knows the meaning of customer service, I'm very impressed by the professionalism of the staff. I'm a new client and had to have a filling replaced that had fallen out of one of my back molars. I had an issue at my first visit, the first time they tried to refill it (it took two tries in the office) and then it fell out again, about an hour after I got home. When I came back to get it refilled again, I was not comfortable having the same dentist working on it because she had trouble getting it right the first time. I asked to see someone else. When I came back I was taken care of by Dr. Todd. He was very pleasant and made me feel at ease as soon as I arrived. He's an extremely caring person and more than qualified to fix this hard to fill filling. He not only fixed my tooth but he reassured me that the other dentist was also more than qualified to help me, but that he wanted to make sure I felt comfortable with the service I received. I absolutely love this place and how they treated me, they never made me feel weird for asking for another dentist to fix the issue. If you are searching for excellent dentists who provide impeccable care in a clean and friendly environment with a staff that really values the concept of customer service, I highly recommend the good people at Emigh Dental Care. I like them so much that I referred my fiancé to them too. Try Emigh Dental Care, you will not be disappointed."- S.V. / Yelp / Sep 13, 2018
What To Expect
During your initial dental exam, our dentists will examine the patient's mouth and gums to determine which dentures are the ideal fit for their condition. Our dentists will discuss the benefits and differences between all three types of dentures. However, patients can expect the following
Partial Dentures: are for patients who are missing multiple teeth and can be made to be either removable or as a bridge implant. They are also available in multiple materials such as cast metal, flexible, and acrylic. Cast metal dentures are strong and offer a comfortable fit, whereas flexible dentures offer even more comfort. Although acrylic dentures are typically the most affordable, they are more bulky than cast metal. Partial dentures are usually made and fitted within 2 – 3 weeks.
Full Dentures: are ideal for patients who are missing all their teeth. These can either be conventional or immediate. Full conventional dentures are placed after the gums have healed from teeth extraction. Immediate dentures are placed the same day as extraction; however, they may need to be realigned once the gums have fully healed. Molds and measurements of the jaw will be taken at the time of patient's first exam. Full dentures are typically made and fitted within 8 – 12 weeks.
Temporary Partial Dentures: are best for patients who are missing one or more teeth. Typically temporary partial dentures consists of a pink gum-like plate that include replacement teeth that are attached by a metal framework. The benefit of these dentures are that they not only restore the smile, but they also maintain the spacing of the teeth to prevent shifting. During patient's first visit, molds will be made and after a few weeks, their dentures will be ready for fitting.
Cosmetic dentistry has made many advancements within the past decade and with new technology, dentures now look and feel more natural than ever before. Although dentures are long-lasting and have been known to last up to 10 years, eventually they will need to be replaced. With normal everyday wear and tear and age, dentures will need to be re-fitted and shaped to maintain the smile. However, it's also important to follow proper dental hygiene to uphold and care for each set of dentures.
Plan Your Procedure
- How Long It Takes
- 2 - 3 Visits
If you are missing all or some of your teeth, you may be a good candidate for dentures. Visit or call our office today to learn how partial or complete dentures can benefit you. Don't let missing teeth prevent you from enjoying your favorite foods or from showing off your smile confidently any longer. We look forward to meeting with you and helping you select the best option for you.