Using partial, full, or implant-supported dentures to repair the smile’s function and beauty 

Restoring the smile with dentures isn’t always a popular option, but dentures have come a long way over the years. They have dramatically improved in appearance and function when compared to the dentures of your grandparents. Here at Family Dental Center, we may recommend different types of false teeth for different situations and can make an educated recommendation for Manteca, California, area patients considering their tooth replacement options.

What types of dentures will suit my needs? 

When choosing artificial teeth like dentures, there are three main types: partial, full, and implant-supported. Each type has its benefits and drawbacks, so it is essential to consult with Drs. Mircea Mitu and George D’Louhy of Family Dental Center to determine which one is most appropriate for your needs.

  • Partial dentures. Partial dentures are held in place by clasps that attach to teeth on either side of the missing tooth or teeth. They are a good option for people with only a few missing teeth. These dentures can be made from materials such as acrylic or metal.
  • Full dentures. Full cosmetic dentures are removable and fit over the entire arch of teeth. They are a popular solution for patients who have lost all their teeth. Full dentures are made from high-quality acrylic to ensure a natural appearance.
  • Implant-supported dentures. Implant-supported dentures are like regular full dentures, but they are held in place by mini implants placed in the jawbone. That ensures dentures are held securely, making them more comfortable to wear. The integration of dental implants along with a conservative complete denture is an excellent choice for people who do not want to deal with denture adhesives. 

Which one is right for me? 

Several factors need to be considered when determining the tooth restoration option for a specific patient. Some aspects to think about when choosing a type of denture include:

  • The number of teeth missing
  • Overall oral and general health
  • Previous bone loss and amount of remaining bone structure
  • Denture stability needs
  • Age and lifestyle of the patient 

Some patients may benefit from an implant-supported partial denture, while others may only need a traditional complete denture to achieve their goals for smile improvement. We encourage patients to call the Family Dental Center if they are considering their options for tooth replacement and want more information about the pros and cons of dentures or alternatives such as bridges or implants. Call Drs. Mircea Mitu and George D’Louhy today at (209) 420-1205 to make an appointment with our dedicated team in Manteca, CA.

Dr. Mircea Mitu

Mircea Mitu DDS, FICOI

Dr. Mircea Mitu has almost three decades of dental experience, including nine years of associateship and managing clinical practices in the East Bay Area and several years of practice and academic positions in prosthodontics. Before setting up his practice, he completed hundreds of hours in postgraduate dentistry. He has attended prestigious organizations like the UCLA Center for Aesthetic Program and Misch International Implant Institute.

Dr. Mitu is a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, and San Joaquin County Dental Association and is a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.
Dr. George D’Louhy DDS, MS

George D’Louhy DDS, MS

Dr. George D’Louhy is a respected orthodontist who has been practicing for 30 years. Dr. D’Louhy earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from St. Louis University and completed further advanced training to receive his Speciality in Orthodontics MS degree from St. Louis University School of Orthodontics.

As a specialist in Orthodontics, Dr. D’Louhy applies his three decades of experience and his expertise using Full Banded Orthodontics and other treatments to help patients achieve stunning smiles. Dr. D’Louhy is trusted for his technical skills and ability to work with patients and their parents to create beautiful, healthy smiles.