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.