Dentures & Partial Dentures
Helping You Get Dentures in La Habra, CA
Dentures are the proven, traditional way to rebuild your smile when teeth have been lost. Not only does Dr. Patrick O’Connor provide these traditional options in La Habra and the surrounding communities, he also installs dental implants, which help support the stability of the dentures. Schedule an appointment with us today if you would like to restore your smile.
Full dentures replace an entire arch of missing teeth by resting on top of the gum tissue where the teeth once stood. A partial denture replaces the several missing teeth in an arch by clasping onto the remaining teeth for support. Both forms of dentures give patients who have lost a significant portion of their smile an improved ability to eat and speak.
Our La Habra dentist provides these prosthetics to our patients by partnering with a trusted dental laboratory. The prosthodontist and staff at the lab create the full or partial denture by carefully following the plan Dr. O’Connor creates when he examines your smile’s current health and structure. Once the restoration is made, our professionals will ensure it fits comfortably and works effectively. After any necessary adjustments are made, you are free to take the prosthetic home with you to enjoy a full and healthy smile.
As beneficial as traditional dentures are, there are some drawbacks. Partial dentures rely on using the neighboring healthy teeth in the smile for support, and the metal clasps they use can wear down the healthy teeth to which they are attached. Full dentures, especially those on the lower jaw, lack the stability of natural teeth or partial dentures. Even with the aid of dental adhesives and other techniques, dentures can commonly slip out of place when eating certain foods.
If you qualify, you can avoid these problems with dentures by having our dentist in La Habra place dental implants first. Implant-supported dentures are more stable, protecting your oral health more so than the traditional method. The implants are titanium rods that fuse with the jawbone, effectively serving as artificial teeth roots. A full overdenture that rests on implants is not going to slip out of place like a traditional full denture, and the implant-supported bridges used in place of partial dentures do not need to rely on healthy teeth for support, leaving them free of needless wear and tear.
Contact Us for a Restored Smile
Dr. Patrick O’Connor offers dentures near La Habra, helping his patients from there and all surrounding communities rebuild their smile. For more information, call our practice today!