We’re committed to providing you, our valued patient, with the most beneficial ways to replace missing teeth and to improve the look of the teeth you already have. With our Newport Beach dental restorations, Dr. Weems is prepared to give you a great smile and allow you to eat and speak with confidence once again.
There are two basic categories of dentures: partial and complete. And among complete, there are conventional and immediate. Dentures are removable, held in with adhesive and then taken out when you don’t want to wear them or overnight for cleaning. Partial dentures are used when you’re only missing one or several teeth. They’re an alternative to a fixed bridge, which is permanently cemented into place and anchored to its neighboring teeth. But unlike a bridge, partial dentures require no impact on any other teeth. Most complete dentures are conventional. They are appropriate when you have none or very few teeth left on either your upper or lower jaw. After the last of your natural teeth has been removed, there is a waiting period during which your gums and bone tissue will naturally shrink and heal. After that, impressions are taken for your complete dentures. This ensures a more ideal fit. However, if you require our Newport Beach dental restorations right away, immediate dentures can be placed. This will mean that they will need to be adjusted later and the fit may not be as good as it should. They can be replaced later by conventional dentures.
Veneers are thin shells, usually made of tooth-colored material like porcelain, that are fitted over the fronts of your teeth. They are used to correct such issues as broken, chipped, crooked, or discolored teeth or having gaps between your teeth that are too wide. In fact, if you have more than one of the listed concerns, veneers provide even greater advantage to you. The process usually requires three visits. First, you will be examined to determine if you’re a good candidate for veneers. And Dr. Weemswill discuss your concerns and answer any questions you have as well as take impressions of your mouth. Your second and third sessions will revolve around the application, fitting, and permanent bonding of your veneers. You can rely on our Newport Beach dental restorations for great-looking teeth and a full smile.