Full Dentures and Their Advantages

When you lose your teeth, you also lose your ability to bite and chew many different foods. Your facial appearance can change, and your jawbone can decrease in density. Full dentures can replace an entire arch of teeth and restore your biting and chewing ability and give you a thousand watt smile.

A denture consists of prosthetic teeth attached to a gum-colored base. The base is designed to fit securely over your gums. They can last for many years with good care, but due to normal wear-and-tear, they will occasionally require professional attention. You will still need to schedule checkups to ensure your gums and other oral tissues stay healthy, and that your dentures continue doing their job.

With a full denture, you can enjoy improved biting and chewing ability, and fewer restrictions on your diet. You will be better able to speak and smile confidently without worrying about any unsightly gaps. Dentures will properly support your facial muscles and prevent facial collapse, and can be easily removed for cleaning purposes. Call our dentist today to learn more about how dentures can restore your smile or to schedule an appointment.


Different Denture Types

Dentures are one of the three appliances used to replace teeth that have been knocked-out or needed to be extracted. They are made of artificial teeth and gums that replace the natural ones in both look and functionality. Most types use suction and clasps in order to remain in place, while others utilize implants for added stability. Here is some vital information about a few different types of dentures.

Full Dentures

If a patient has lost most of their teeth, and the other ones remaining are not of perfect health, full dentures will likely be used. Our dentist in Agoura Hills will extract the remaining teeth, work with the patient to recreate a new smile, and place dentures for both top and bottom arches.

Partial Dentures

These can be used to replace a few missing teeth in a row. They can also be designed to accommodate for healthy existing teeth breaking up a gap.

All-On-Four Dentures

One of the most common complaints about dentures is that they tend to slip and fall out. All-On-Four dentures eliminate this problem by utilizing four dental implants to support full dentures. This is typically a larger process, as the implants take some time to heal, but the benefits are worth it.

Types of Dentures and Their Uses

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Dentures are one type of teeth replacement, used when several teeth have been knocked-out or extracted. While dental bridges and implants are not removable, some dentures are placed in such a way that they can be taken off. Depending on how many teeth you have lost, you may need full or partial dentures.

Full dentures

When you lose all or most of your teeth, many unhealthy changes can occur. The jaw bone is no longer stimulated, which means it will begin to diminish, and the facial muscles will begin to sag. It becomes difficult to eat hard, solid foods, so your health may decline due to poor nutrition. This can also lead to weight gain. Full dentures can help fill out the face, and make it much easier to speak and eat. Not to mention, they will give you the appearance of a complete and healthy smile.

Partial dentures

If even just one healthy tooth remains in an arch, our dentist in SFV might choose to provide you with partial dentures. These are made specifically to fit around any remaining teeth in order to keep your smile as healthy and natural as possible.

Talk to our expert in the San Fernando Valley to learn more about full and partial dentures.

Common Dentures Problems and Solutions

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Although they are the most popular way to replace all the teeth in a jaw, dentures are not necessarily trouble-free. Denture problems can make it hard for you to eat or speak, and they can affect your quality of life. Learning more about the solutions to common denture problems can keep you smiling and eating comfortably with your chosen restoration. Our Los Angeles emergency dentistry expert can help.

1. Gum or mouth irritation
Sores can occur on your gums or lips as a result of dentures rubbing against the sensitive tissues. Your dentures might need to be relined or adjusted to maintain comfort.

2. Speech problems or excessive salivation
These are most likely to occur shortly after you get your dentures. Once you get used to your dentures, both problems should subside.

3. Dentures that shift
When teeth are lost, the gums and bone tissue can change. Over time, this can lead to ill-fitting dentures. Having your dentures relined or adjusted should resolve this problem.

4. Oral infections
Oral thrush and other infections can occur with ill-fitting or improperly cleaned dentures. Medication should resolve the infection, but you will need to address the underlying cause to reduce the risk of recurrence.

5. Bad breath
Oral bacteria are usually to blame for bad breath. Good dental hygiene and proper dental care should eliminate this common denture problem.

Contact us to learn more or to schedule an appointment with our expert in emergency dentures in Los Angeles.

How Dentures Work

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Dentures are a replacement for missing teeth and their adjacent tissues. They look to others just like a normal set of teeth, the main difference being that they are removable. You can receive complete dentures, meaning they replace all of your teeth, or partial dentures, that only replace a few. Conventional dentures are ones that you get a few months after the loss or removal of your original teeth. Immediate ones you receive directly after an extraction.

The process of getting dentures usually takes about one month. During this month you will need to make at least five visits to your Los Angeles dentist. During this visits an impression and wax bite are made to ensure your dentures fit in your mouth correctly. A “try-in” will be scheduled, which ensures the proper shape, fit, and color. During the last of these five appointments, your set of dentures will be placed.

It is important to note that it make take time to adjust to this new addition to your mouth. However it reportedly does not take long to start speaking normally – as quickly as a couple of hours. For the next few days, it is recommended that you only consume soft foods.

Dentures can be fragile. You should remove them when your clean them, and only use a special brush, recommended by an expert in dentures in Los Angeles. It is also important to refrain from using any abrasive cleaners or tools, as you can wear down the surface.

How to Maintain Dentures

How to Maintain DenturesDentures are one of the oldest restoration options dentists have been using for decades. And compared to dentures of the past, modern day dentures are much more comfortable and effective. You have your choice of partial or full dentures depending on how many teeth you have lost. Patients who have only lost a few teeth should consider partial dentures while patients who have lost all of their teeth should seriously think about getting full dentures. Our Beverly Hills dentist can examine your mouth to see what restoration would work best for you.

Following the placement, our expert in dentures in Beverly Hills will give you aftercare instructions on how to take care of your dentures. Even if you have already lost all of your teeth, you should still brush your gums to prevent harmful bacteria from building up. Gum disease is still a real possibility when you have lost your teeth so you should continue to maintain your gum tissue.

You will also be given a denture cleaning kit so that you have the exact tools you need to care for your restoration. While you are wearing your dentures, you should avoid any habits that could damage the veneers like chewing on ice cubes or grinding your dentures.

Benefits of Dentures for Tooth Replacement

Benefits of Dentures for Tooth ReplacementDentures are a removable tooth replacement option that can give you back your smile even if you have lost all of your teeth. Our Sherman Oaks dentist can help you decide if dentures are right for you.

The Benefits of Dentures

When teeth are lost, facial muscles are no longer being stimulated properly, which can lead to premature aging and wrinkling. You may find yourself eating mostly soft foods or foods that require little or no chewing. This can lead to nutritional deficiencies. You may even feel too self-conscious about your smile to talk or engage socially. Dentures give you back your ability to smile proudly, eat your favorite foods, and support your facial muscles and features.

Types of Dentures

Both full and partial dentures are available. Full dentures may be needed if you are missing one or both arches of teeth. You may instead benefit from partial dentures if you are only missing some of your teeth. Both full and partial dentures can be easily removed for dental hygiene purposes, and they can be adjusted for a fully customized fit. Give us a call today to learn more or to schedule your appointment with our expert in dentures in Sherman Oaks.