Custom Dentures for Dental Patients in Palo Alto
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that one quarter of all American adults over the age of 60 have lost all of their teeth, a state which is referred to as being edentulous. Of these, four out of five lost their teeth as a result of tooth decay or periodontal disease. Widespread tooth loss can cause have a number of life-changing effects for the individual, including:
- Loss of ability to masticate (chew) and subsequent decline in nutrition intake
- Impaired speech, since the vocalization of certain sounds requires the movement of the tongue against the teeth
- Loss of self-esteem
If you have lost most or all of your teeth, whether through tooth decay or as a result of an accident, you are not alone. Fortunately, you do not have to live without teeth. The Palo Alto dentists at Nidhi A Pai DMD are ready to help you by producing a customized set of dentures to replace the teeth you have lost and get your life back as nearly as possible to normal. Contact us now to request an appointment where we can examine your current oral health and recommend an appropriate course of action for meeting your expectations.
Types of Dentures
We provide different types of dentures to suit the needs of our patients. For some, partial dentures or a crown and bridge structure is all that is needed, with a few false teeth to fill in a gap in the jaw. For others, it is necessary to produce a complete set of dentures for the maxillary (upper) or the mandibular (lower) arch of the jaw. Depending on the circumstances, you may choose to receive removable dentures or fixed dentures which are permanently implanted in your mouth. When you come in for your initial consultation we can discuss your priorities and your options.