' Dentures and Partial Dentures Los Angeles, CA

Dentures and Partial Dentures Los Angeles, CA

Beautiful Smiles with Dentures and Partial Dentures

What Are Dentures?

Dentures are one of the many available solutions for replacing your missing teeth. As with all other methods for replacement, dentures have their own unique benefits that you should consider when looking at your options. Once you've received a fitting for dentures, they are then custom-made to accurately fit the shape of your mouth and look as natural as possible. A variety of technological advancements have been made over the past decade in regards to dentures that allow them to appear much more natural than they once did.

How Dentures will Change Your Life

Whenever it’s time to brush your dentures, gums, tongue, and palette, the dentures can be removed instantly as a means of making this process much simpler to complete. When you visit us in order to have your dentures custom-made, we’ll assist you in identifying the right oral care techniques to use with dentures. An upper denture covers the roof of the mouth, which is known as the palette. The lower denture is shaped differently in order to account for your tongue. While dentures can be somewhat difficult to get used to, you will become more and more accustomed to the way they feel over time.

Millions of people throughout the United States are adversely affected by missing teeth, whether due to an accident that caused damage to the teeth or simple degradation due to poor oral hygiene. No matter the reason, dentures are one of the solutions available at Southland Dental Care in Los Angeles that will help to fill the gaps in your smile and provide you with natural looking teeth once more. Dentures are entirely removable, adding an extra level of convenience that isn’t available with other methods of tooth replacement.

Types of Dentures

There are several different types of dentures that are available to you, depending on the recommendation made by your dentist. When you schedule your initial consultation at Southland Dental Care, we’ll assist you in deciding which dentures fit your specific needs. The main types of dentures available here include

  • Partial Denture – A partial denture is situated on a metal framework that attaches to your remaining teeth. This option is typically utilized as an alternative to bridges, as it can be removed unlike a bridge.
  • Immediate Full Denture – An immediate full denture is placed in your mouth right after your remaining teeth are removed. Models of your jaw will be taken a few months before at an earlier appointment. While this denture option is advantageous for the mere fact that you’re able to have a new set of teeth immediately after having your others removed, they will need to be relined a few months following their initial placement. The reason for this is because the bone under the removed teeth reshapes when healing, which will have the effect of loosening the dentures over time.
  • Conventional Full Denture – A conventional full denture is placed a few months after your teeth have been removed, which allows the surrounding tissues to heal. While you will be without teeth for this period of time, you won’t need to have the dentures relined, which saves you from needing to make another appointment.

How Long Do Dentures Last?

If you're considering dentures, but are wondering how long they will last as opposed to other solutions for missing teeth, the duration all depends on how well you maintain them and how often you visit us here at Southland Dental Care. There are many factors that play a part in how long dentures last, namely the fact that your mouth will naturally change over the years, causing your dentures to loosen and any irritation you experience to worsen unless the dentures are relined or replaced. Natural wear and tear also accumulates no matter how well you maintain your dentures. With proper maintenance, dentures should last upwards of 6-8 years.

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