Dentures

Forest Ridge Dental in Cameron Park Makes Full and Partial Dentures

Dentures - Dental Services

Dentures remain a time-tested solution for people who are missing teeth. Many people are missing teeth from gum disease, injuries or extensive tooth decay. Wearing dentures can help you eat and speak clearly.

At Forest Ridge Dental, we can help you decide if dentures are the right option for you. Today’s modern dentures can give you an attractive smile. In general, there are two types of dentures.

Full Dentures

Full dentures or complete dentures give you a full set of artificial teeth when all of your teeth are missing. One option is to have removable full dentures that rest on your gums. You would take them out when you go to sleep. Another option is to permanently anchor your full dentures with dental implants. When you have dental implants, the appliance does not rest on your gums.

Partial Dentures

Partial dentures work when you still have some of your natural teeth but are missing others. Partial dentures have a metal framework that secures the appliance in place by fitting around your natural teeth. Partial dentures should be removed every night when you go to bed.

Common questions people have about full and partial dentures:

Does insurance cover the cost of dentures?

Most dental insurance plans offer coverage for full and partial dentures. If you’re not sure if your insurance will cover the cost, we can help you figure out your coverage.

How are dentures made?

If you need to have teeth removed, we would do any extractions first. Once completed, we would take an impression of your teeth to begin the process of making your dentures. We work with a local lab, so patients can receive their dentures in a timely manner.

How do you keep dentures in place?

In the beginning, it’s not uncommon for your dentures to feel a little strange as you become accustomed to them. With time, your tongue and facial muscles will help hold your dentures in place.

Can you repair or adjust dentures?

Yes! We want our patients to feel comfortable with their dentures. We can make repairs and adjust your dentures, so they fit properly.

How do I make an appointment for full or partial dentures?

Give our office in Cameron Park a call to make your appointment: (530) 676-9999.

Our office is close to El Dorado Hills and less than 15 minutes from Placerville.