Bridges, Partials, and Dentures

If you have been living with multiple missing teeth, your quality of life may be suffering. Do you find that you laugh and smile less because you are embarrassed about the appearance of your smile? Do people sometimes have trouble understanding you when you speak? Do you avoid eating certain foods because you can’t chew them properly?

There is no need to let missing teeth hold you back. Bridges, dentures, and partial dentures from your Modesto general dentist help restore your oral function and give you a natural-looking, complete smile.

Full Dentures

Dr. Ayyubi likely will recommend a set of full dentures if you are missing all of the teeth on one or both arches. Dentures are appliances that consist of a set of acrylic teeth attached to a soft, gum-colored base. The dentures are custom-made to fit firmly on the gums, and are held in place naturally by suction between the base and the mouth. At first, dentures take some getting used to. As time goes on, most patients are able to eat and talk with ease, and report that the dentures feel like a natural part of their mouth. Patients generally remove their dentures to clean them, and to sleep.

Dental Bridges and Partials

If you still have some remaining natural teeth, but simply need to fill in the gaps where you have missing teeth, Dr. Ayyubi can recommend dental bridges or partial dentures. With dental bridges, the two teeth on either side of an empty space are fitted with crowns that support a false tooth, called a pontic, between them. Partials, on the other hand, fill in the gaps left by two or three missing teeth in a row. Partials can be removable or fixed and Dr. Ayyubi will recommend the appropriate solution for your unique needs. Most patients find bridges and partials easy to get used to and report a dramatic return to normal chewing and speaking ability.

If you are missing all or some of your teeth, Dr. Ayyubi will explain your options for restoring full oral function.

Call us Today — We’ll Give You Reason to Smile

Whether your teeth are causing you discomfort or you simply want to have a more beautiful smile, Accord Dental is your one-stop-shop for all of your dental needs. Dr. Ayyubi and his caring staff will put you at ease every step of the way. Serving patients in and around Modesto, Riverbank, Ceres, Turlock, Ripon, and Salida, we look forward to treating you. Call Accord Dental today at (209) 809-4444 to schedule an appointment.