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.
"Off the corner of Atherton and Bellflower. There is plenty of parking and site seeing! Super clean with the proper amenities for before and after you're visit. Friendly greeting staff and handsome Dentist. Beautiful and friendly hygienist. I give this place a 100%. I can't to check out their Los Alamitos location! ^_^ Seasons greetings Emigh family!"- M.E. / Yelp / Dec 07, 2016
"I didn't think I could love this office more, but I was wrong. My toddler's teeth had become suddenly and severely stained from a course of antibiotics. I brought him in for his first appointment to see if the staining could be polished away. He's not particularly cooperative with brushing at home (or with anything, for that matter!), so we had realistic expectations of how this cleaning would go. My son saw Dr Todd for this special appointment. Dr Todd was fantastic with my son. He explained everything that was going on and made it fun and silly. He connected with my son and tuned out everything else. It was amazing seeing my wriggly uncooperative toddler smile a huge smile and sit HAPPILY for his cleaning!We've been coming here for years and absolutely adore these people- Elaine and Crystal at the front desk, Drs Pat and Todd, and especially our beloved hygienist Tammy. This is a class act. You won't regret coming here. And, although this isn't a true pediatric dentistry office, Drs Pat and Todd and hygienist Tammy have proven themselves to be top notch with little kids. My older child absolutely adores Tammy."- Z.Q. / Yelp / Aug 15, 2017
"I can't recommend Emigh Dentist office enough. This is a family run office and the staff is always warm and friendly. I hate going to the dentist and hadn't been to see one in several years due my own phobia. I immediately felt at ease and now I'm a regular patient. They also do a GREAT job with kids. I took my 3 yr old in for her first check-up and we were helped by Bailey, she was awesome with my little girl. Bailey had a lot of patience and explained everything to my child so she was comfortable. Doesn't hesitate to see the Emigh family, you won't be disappointed."- M.C. / Facebook / Aug 12, 2017
"This review is a bit late, but when taking into consideration my experience, it's NEVER too late to visit the dentist!I found Emigh Dental by googling sedation dentistry. My fear of the dentist knew no bounds. It had been 8-9 years since I last visited a dental office and my mouth literally reached a breaking point. Hence my google search for sedation dentistry. I contacted them via email and their office responded promptly. They verified that they do take my insurance and squeezed me in for a 12/30/16 appointment to take advantage of my insurance that would be entering a new policy phase on Jan 1.After panicking for a week, I attended the dentist office alone. The reception was nice, but as I was in a panicked daze, I didn't really take note. Karen took me to the back and took my x-rays. She was incredibly nice and reassuring. She listened to my story about my fears and put me at ease.Dr. Pat then came in for the examination. He was warned that I was a fearful patient. He sat down and just spoke to me. He listened to my story, my childhood trauma of the dentist, what was bothering me currently. This exchange made the best possible first impression with me. He explained everything he would be doing in the examination and repeated several times he would not hurt me.Exam done, and the verdict was not unexpected but daunting to say the least. To put it mildly, I must have seen Dr. Pat at least six times afterwards to complete my treatment. Dr. Pat explained my options, and his recommendations. I had two cavities, two root canals, two crown preps, and a wisdom tooth pulled. Dr. Pat did not do my root canals, fyi, as they were fairly complicated but referred me to an endodontist.After 5 months or so, I am incredibly grateful to Dr. Pat for several things. He never shamed me for not seeking treatment earlier. His fillings are the first fillings I ever had done that did not hurt for weeks afterwards. He addressed my fears, promised to stop if I ever did feel any pain, and is a pleasant person overall. Best of all, I can eat food again. I can finally say I found my dentist.A few more details: the reception is great! Thank you to Elaine and team for being efficient and nice to boot. My cleaning was painless. They offer nitrous oxide for an extra fee for certain treatments. Nitrous oxide calmed my nerves down and made it possible for me to have certain treatments done. The office never tried to upsell me any service. And their dental chairs have built in massagers!"- A.G. / Yelp / Aug 08, 2017
"This was my first visit to this office. I had lost a crown last week while on vacation. Karen greeted me as an assistant to Dr. Amy. She was warm, friendly and explained every step that she was taking with me. Then Dr. Amy came in. He is warm and made me feel like a missing crown can happen to anyone. He examined my tooth and glued it back in. No problem. The office said that they would bill my insurance first and let me know if there was more to pay. I do believe that i have found a new dentist in Long Beach! Yeah!!!!"- G.K. / Yelp / Aug 07, 2017
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.