Live Oak Dental Group

Prosthetic

Prosthetic Dentistry in Porterville, CA

All teeth work together to play an essential role in daily life. Unfortunately, tooth loss can happen at any age and inhibit our ability to speak, eat, and maintain correct dental alignment. Additionally, missing teeth can negatively impact the way individuals see themselves. 

The good news is that if you lose your permanent teeth, prosthetic dentists can help you replace them and restore proper function. Sometimes referred to as prosthodontics, prosthetic dentistry is a field of dentistry concentrated on diagnosing, planning, and executing natural-looking dental restorations that look good (or better) than natural teeth.

Fortunately, Live Oak Dental Group delivers a wide range of options for rectifying tooth loss. Our dentists formulate comprehensive treatment plans. Our goal is to help patients understand and achieve what is the possible through functional, long-lasting, and appealing prosthetic devices. 

As far as prosthodontics go, here is what Live Oak Dental Group offers:

Dental Bridges

A dental bridge is a viable option if you need to replace one with a few neighboring teeth. Traditional bridges employ healthy natural teeth and crowns to create a steady foundation on either side of a series of prosthetic teeth. As an even more stable alternative, dentists can also anchor dental bridges with dental implants.

Dentures

Generally speaking, dentures are removable prosthetic appliances that replace missing teeth. Each denture is designed to fit your needs and hold natural-looking artificial teeth that are attached to a gum-colored plastic base.

Partial Dentures

Usually, a partial denture (nicknamed “partials”) is a removable artificial replacement for one or more teeth neighboring teeth. Typically, partials connect to the mouth in one of two ways:

  • Sometimes, partial dentures have a metal framework and clasps that attach to your teeth
  • Other times, partials can have connectors that link to your natural teeth (with devices called “precision attachments”) for a more seamless appearance

Complete Dentures

If you are missing an entire row or set of teeth due to decay, disease, or damage, then you may benefit from complete dentures. A full set of dentures can help return your mouth’s functionality and appearance. 

Full sets of dentures can be held in place in the following ways:

  • Traditional dentures form a seal with the gums
  • Just four meticulously placed dental implants

Dental Implants

When applied correctly, dental implant-supported restorations can replace natural teeth in the best possible way. Dentists fasten dental implants into the jawbone, and they mimic biological tooth roots, providing optimal appearance, feel, and function.

Let’s Go Over Your Prosthetic Dentistry Options Soon

Together, we can improve the way your smile looks and performs with prosthetic dentistry. Schedule a prosthodontic consultation to learn more about how Live Oak Dental Group can:
  • Create and help you maintain bridges, partial or complete sets of dentures, and more
  • Help you decide which type of prosthetic device is most suitable for your unique case
  • Let you know if you qualify for dental implants
Are you ready to step up your smile without sacrificing functionality or beauty? Start your prosthetic dentistry journey by scheduling a consultation with Live Oak Dental Group. Send us a message online or call our Porterville dental office at 559-781-0223. Our team is eager to answer any questions about prosthodontics or our other premium services.
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