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.
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"I cannot say enough GREAT things about Dr. Pat and the staff at Emigh Dental. I’ve had bad experiences in the past where dentists are not very personable and/or shame you for what you haven’t done or what you need to do. You won’t get that here. They explain everything and it’s your call in the end. I’ve needed an implant for a few years but was too scared and wanted to hang on to my loose tooth (?!) as long as I could. I finally had to face up to the procedure and started the process today. Dr. Pat extracted two teeth (my other one was loose as well), inserted the post, gave me my “flipper” and I was on my way until my follow up appointment. But...not until I cried in the chair after… More"- K.Q. / Facebook / Jan 29, 2021
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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.