At E. M. Makhoul, DDS, we look to educate our patients on procedures like fitting dentures. It's important to understand what getting dentures means for the patient. Patients trust Dr. Makhoul in Mission Viejo for his knowledge, experience and comfortable care.
To learn about dentures and other tooth replacement options at our Mission Viejo office, please call (949) 596-0296 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Makhoul today.
A denture is a removable dental appliance replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissue. They are made to closely resemble your natural teeth and may even enhance your smile.
There are two types of dentures - complete and partial dentures. Complete dentures are used when all of the teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain. A partial denture not only fills in the spaces created by missing teeth, it prevents other teeth from shifting.
A complete denture may be either "conventional" or "immediate." A conventional type is made after the teeth have been missing for a while, usually taking a couple of weeks. Immediate dentures are made in advance and immediately placed after the teeth are removed, thus preventing the patient from having to be without teeth during the healing process. Once the tissues shrink and heal, adjustments will have to be made.
Not all dentures are created equal
Properly fabricated dentures are beautiful and very durable appliances and will last many years. Unfortunately, of all dental procedures, dentures seem to be the most botched up procedures by dentists. The fabrication process is very complex and follows strict cosmetic and functional guidelines, and if a step or two are missed, the end result is usually very disappointing and harmful. And yet, It is sad to note that there are many people who are very unhappy with their dentures and are constantly told that they have to live with that.
At E. M. Makhoul, DDS, we start with a very thorough high tech examination and diagnosis of the face and jaws. Our highly advanced technology allows us to fabricate natural-looking dentures that function very comfortably and that can make you look years and years younger. Our patients often comment that no other dentist did it this way before and that they feel like they just had a beautiful facelift. Of course we don’t take any shortcuts and we spend the necessary effort to produce a beautiful result. Our denture success rate is 100%.
Experience caring and gentle dentistry you can rely on. Please contact our Mission Viejo office online or call (949) 596-0296 today to arrange a dentures consultation with Dr. Makhoul.