For patients who need all of their teeth replaced, Dr. Feriel El Ghaoui may recommend full-arch dentures. Available for the upper, lower, or both arches, full-arch dentures restore the structure, support, and function of your natural teeth. This means that you can speak, eat, and smile with ease once again. If you are interested in receiving full-arch dentures in Pinole, California, we invite you to contact us at 510-724-7474 and schedule an appointment with our dentist at Tara Hills Dental.
Full-arch dentures are removable oral appliances that are used to replace an entire arch of missing teeth. They can be just what you need to restore the function, beauty, and health of your upper or lower arch, or both. Our dentist may recommend full-arch dentures if you have already lost all of your teeth in one of your arches, or if you are likely to lose any remaining teeth.
Because of the many advances in dental technology, we can create your full-arch dentures with the highest quality of materials and ensure that the fit your smile with maximum comfort and stability. In most cases, full-arch dentures are made by attaching artificial teeth to a metal framework that has been customized to fit the shape of your mouth. This framework is then covered with an acrylic base that is made to match your natural gum color and appearance; this makes it so that only the artificial teeth are visible above the acrylic gums.
Full-arch dentures for the lower arch remain in place through suction and adhesion to your natural gums. For upper-arch dentures, the acrylic base will extend to fit underneath your palate and use that extra support to remain in place. Full-arch dentures can also be specially crafted for specific tooth shape and color, providing our patients with the exact smile they want.
Caring for full-arch dentures is very important. It is necessary to remove your dentures and clean them daily, as this will ensure that they not only maintain their natural appearance but that they also continue to protect your natural gums from infection or damage. Also, remove your dentures at night while you are sleeping to give your natural gums a rest. If you have questions about full-arch dentures, we invite you to call or visit our practice today.