Top Dentures Dentist Montclair
Dr. Nikki Ancona has the experience and credentials you should look for when considering a dentist for your dentures.
Dedicated to life-long learning, Dr. Nikki Ancona has averaged 70 continuing education credit hours (per licensing period) throughout her career; the minimum requirements for the state of California are 50 continuing education credit hours per licensing period!
“Never thought I could say that I had a great time at the dentist. Once again thanks for changing my perspective on dentists. Would recommend this place to anyone.”
Dr. Nikki Ancona, with a high-tech cosmetic dental office located in Montclair, is experienced with dentures.
Treatment Options for Missing Teeth
Dentures are used to replace a full arch of missing teeth. They are custom made artificial teeth used to replace the missing teeth and some of the gum tissue. They are made from high-quality state of the art dental materials that look and function like natural teeth in a dental lab with impressions of your mouth. Dentures can be removable or fixed into place using dental implants. Dentures are designed to fit comfortably and snugly in the mouth, creating a beautiful solution for missing teeth. With recent advancements in dentistry, dentures can now be secured using dental implants for a more stable solution for missing teeth.
Dr. Nikki Ancona places dentures and partials in our Montclair Plaza dental office. Using advanced techniques and state-of-the-art dental technology, Dr. Ancona can create high-quality dentures that offer a natural, stable result. Dr. Ancona works with each patient one on one to design custom-made dentures that fit their natural smile.
Photo features a hand holding an immediate full denture (false teeth).
What to Expect
After a comprehensive exam and thorough analysis of the bite, Dr. Ancona will determine which treatment option is right for your oral health.
Dentures can restore missing teeth and enable patients to eat, drink, and speak comfortably. Dr. Ancona will coordinate all aspects of denture procedure. Impressions of the teeth are taken and sent to a dental lab for fabrication. Patients are given temporary dentures while their final restoration is fabricated. After the fabrication of your custom designed dentures, Dr. Ancona will check the size and fit to ensure a comfortable, natural looking result.
Traditional dentures do require daily care and maintenance. In the beginning, it will take some time to get used to wearing them. The may feel uncomfortable because they cover a large portion of your mouth depending on the type you need. Unfortunately for some people, artificial teeth may slip around or may not fit correctly which can lead to issues with eating and the fear of them falling out.
Conventional Full Dentures
This is when all the teeth are removed and you are given time to heal before the dentures are placed. It could take several weeks for the gum tissue to heal completely, and during this time you will be without teeth.
Partial dentures are another option when not all of your teeth need to be removed. This is similar to a bridge, but it is not a permanent fixture in your mouth.
Photo features a hand holding a partial denture (false teeth).
Your dentures may take some time to get used to. The flesh colored base of the dentures is placed over your gums. Some people say that it feels bulky or that they don’t have enough room for their tongue. Other times the dentures might feel loose. These feelings will affect the way you eat and talk for a little while. Over time, your mouth becomes trained to eat and speak with your dentures and they begin to feel more and more like your natural teeth. They may never feel perfectly comfortable, but it is much better than the alternative of not having teeth.
Dentures & Partials FAQs
Dental Implants For Dentures
Read more and find pricing on the Dental Implants page.
Securing dentures with implants helps prevent bone loss.
2, 4 or more dental implants can be used to secure a denture.