Full and Partial Dentures
Dentures are removable tooth replacements that can be used to restore several or all of your missing teeth. Whether you have lost your teeth due to a dental accident, decay, gum disease, or other reasons, replacing them will restore your smile, self-confidence, ability to eat and speak, and your health. Our restorative dentist in Los Angeles can help you decide if full or partial dentures are right for you.
Partial Dentures Los Angeles
Our Los Angeles partial dentures expert can use partial dentures in those who are missing only some of their teeth. Partial dentures replace only the missing teeth and are supported by a metal framework or precision attachments, which are clipped to the teeth adjacent to the gap. Partial dentures are custom-made to fit precisely and can keep your teeth properly spaced while evenly distributing bite forces. They fill the gaps in your smile attractively while allowing you to speak clearly and confidently. Partial dentures can be an excellent option for those who prefer not to permanently alter their teeth for bridges but who are not missing enough teeth to need full dentures.
Full Dentures Los Angeles
If you are missing all of the teeth in one or both jaws, our Los Angeles full dentures expert may recommend full dentures. Full dentures are made with the artificial teeth attached to a gum-colored acrylic base, which is designed to secure to your gums with suction and gravity. Full dentures are custom-fit and can be made to wear immediately after your last teeth have been removed, or once your gums have healed after your extractions, which can take a few weeks or months.
Dentures can have an adjustment period. Our expert in full dentures in Los Angeles will generally recommend follow-up appointments to check the fit and allow us to make any needed changes. Adjustments may also be needed periodically over time as your gum tissue and jawbone change.
Whether you still have some teeth or no teeth left, you still need to maintain good dental hygiene habits. Brush your teeth and gums to remove plaque, food debris, and biofilm, and clean your dentures as recommended. Do not let your dentures dry out when they are out of your mouth; but soak them in a soaking solution or water. Call us to learn more or to schedule an appointment with our expert in partial dentures in Los Angeles.