Dentures in Fresno, CA
Endless Ways to Complete Your Smile With Dentures
Living with an incomplete smile can make you dread the things that you normally enjoy. Above all, it affects your confidence and your quality of life. At Smiles by Noel, we offer a variety of denture solutions so you can eat and speak without holding back.
Dentures have been around in some capacity for centuries. They’re a trusted and functional solution to replace missing teeth with a beautiful set of porcelain prosthetics. Thanks to our affordable dentures, you can enjoy the luxury of a full set of teeth once again.
The Benefits of Dentures
Dentures are a natural-looking tooth replacement option that are sought after for a number of reasons, including:
- Can easily replace an entire arch of teeth
- Doesn’t require any procedures or surgeries
- Restores your ability to eat and speak again
- Can improve your confidence
- Provides support to your facial muscles
Our Denture Solutions
We can restore any number of missing teeth on your upper or lower arch with our denture solutions. If you prefer, we also offer implant-retained dentures for a permanent restoration that provides unmatched stability. Depending on your needs and preferences, Dr. Noel will work with you to determine the best treatment option.
With immediate dentures, you’ll never have to go a day without a complete smile. Just like the name implies, immediate dentures can be placed right away following your tooth extractions. Before your extraction appointment, Dr. Paredes will take impressions of your smile so the customized restoration will be ready for you the day of your procedure.
If you’re missing an entire arch of teeth, but prefer a secure restoration, implant-retained dentures may be right for you. During your initial consultation, Dr. Paredes will examine your oral health and discuss the procedures that would benefit you the most.
Recent advances in technology have made it possible for patients to receive dental implants, even when they’ve been told they weren’t eligible in the past. If you’re interested in learning more about this life-changing procedure, contact our office and we’ll be happy to educate you on the benefits of implant-retained dentures.
If you’re missing only a few teeth, Dr. Paredes can customize a partial denture to meet your needs and prevent the surrounding teeth from shifting into place. Partial, complete, and immediate dentures are pain-free, needle-free, and won’t require any preparation of your surrounding teeth.
The Path to a Beautiful Smile With Dentures
Each restoration is customized specifically for you. You can pick the color of your new smile and Dr. Paredes will ensure it aligns with the contours of your gums. During your initial consultation, he’ll examine your oral health and look for any signs of decay, infection, or teeth that may need to be extracted.
Then, he’ll perform the recommended procedures to ensure you’re an ideal candidate for dentures. Once the healing is complete, you’ll be ready to get fitted for your dentures. The process to a complete smile with dentures is simple, pain-free, and can be completed in just a few steps, including:
- Measurements will be taken and a mold will be made to ensure the dentures will fit your mouth precisely
- We’ll send the information to a lab where a plastic mock-up will be made
- Once we receive the mock-up, you’ll come in for a fitting and we’ll make a note of any feedback and send dentures back to the lab
- The lab will set your new dentures in acrylic
- You’ll come in for your last fitting where we’ll make any final adjustments
- You’ll leave our office with your new complete smile
Adapting to Dentures
Like any new activity, it will take practice to get used to life with dentures. In addition to following any recommendations given by Dr. Paredes, there are a few guidelines you’ll want to keep in mind to ensure your success with dentures, including:
- Start with soft foods and slowly incorporate other foods into your diet
- Take smaller bites to start
- Try different types of adhesives
- Practice speaking on your own before going out in public
- Try singing and cheek exercises
- Wear them throughout the day to give yourself time to get used to them
If you develop any sores, contact our office right away so we can get to the bottom of it. We’ll be happy to adjust your dentures or recommend remedies to heal and prevent sores.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long after a tooth extraction can I get dentures?
After a tooth extraction, you’ll want to wait six to eight weeks before you’re fitted for dentures. This allows time for the swelling to diminish and will ensure a more comfortable fit. Our staff will assess how you’re healing at your follow-up appointment and this will determine how long you’ll have to wait.
How do I care for dentures?
Caring for your dentures can easily be integrated into your everyday life. We recommend following a few guidelines to get the most out of your dentures and avoid frequent repairs:
- Handle your dentures with care
- Remove and rinse your dentures after eating
- Clean your mouth anytime you remove your dentures
- Brush your dentures at least once a day
- Soak your dentures overnight
- Rinse your dentures thoroughly before placing them back into your mouth
- Store your dentures in a container for protection
- Schedule regular visits at our Fresno office so we can examine your oral health and ensure your dentures are in excellent condition
If you damage your dentures, contact our office right away by calling (559) 824-9524. We may be able to fix your appliance or recommend a replacement. It’s important to avoid trying to fix it on your own, as this typically causes more problems.
Can you sleep with dentures?
We recommend that you remove your dentures at night prior to going to bed and soak them in water or a solution while you sleep. Sleeping without dentures gives your gums and bone tissue a chance to relax from the pressure they exert during the day. Wearing dentures at night can double the risk of pneumonia in elderly patients.
Are dentures or dental implants better?
While dental implants and dentures are both effective solutions for replacing missing teeth, the process and longevity of the treatments differ. Dentures are a faster and more affordable solution. Within a few visits, you can have any number of teeth replaced. There’s virtually no recovery time or procedure necessary.
Dental implants are a permanent tooth replacement option. They look and feel like your natural teeth so you can eat, speak, and smile with confidence. Best of all, they can last a lifetime with proper care. Dental implants are surgically affixed to your jaw, therefore a period of recovery is necessary following the procedure.
Replacing all your teeth with dental implants is expensive. With implant-retained dentures, you can replace an entire arch of missing teeth with just a few dental implants. As a result, you can combine the security and durability of dental implants with the convenience of dentures.
If you have missing teeth, schedule a consultation with Dr. Paredes by calling (559) 824-9524. During this visit, he’ll review your oral health and provide you with information about your options so you can make the decision that best fits your lifestyle.
Restore Your Smile Completely With Dentures
Whether you’re missing a single tooth or both arches, we have denture solutions that will satisfy your needs. Contact our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Paredes by calling (559) 824-9524 and we’ll start you on your journey to a beautiful and complete smile.