There are many options for tooth replacement, and deciding which is right for you can be tough. Dentures are one of the most common types of tooth replacement. Here are some of the most common types of dentures:
If you are missing all of your teeth in an arch, traditional full dentures are the best option for you. These removable prosthetics allow you to regain the ability to eat most foods without worry. They also preserve the health and appearance of your jawbone structure. You can care for them by brushing them daily with a denture cleanser and soaking them overnight in a cleaning solution or water. Then, be sure to rinse them thoroughly before placing them back in your mouth in the morning.
Before you receive your new dentures, your mouth will be measured for a snug fit. However, over time, the contours of your face may change slightly. This can alter the fit of your dentures, causing discomfort or pain. If this happens to you, see your dentist for an adjustment appointment.
Typically, it takes a few months to adjust to wearing these dentures. Until then, you may keep your teeth out of habit or take certain medications that make it more difficult to speak and eat normally. Your dentist Montebello Los Angeles, CA, can prescribe a special gel-like product to ease any irritation and advise you to avoid eating certain foods that could break or damage your dentures. Once your new dentures are properly adjusted, and you are comfortable wearing them in public, you can resume normal activities.
Be sure to visit your dentist Montebello Los Angeles, CA, regularly for cleanings and exams to ensure the health of your gums, mouth, and remaining natural teeth.
A partial denture can be an ideal solution for patients who are missing some of their teeth but still have most or all of their natural teeth remaining. This type of removable prosthetic uses the remaining healthy teeth for support and is designed to fit right over your gums to help restore your smile’s appearance. Partial dentures can often make eating more comfortable as well as improve speech and facial support while strengthening your bite and preventing your existing teeth from shifting out of place. In some cases of tooth loss, implants can be used to hold a denture in place instead of using the gum line for support. This can also help to prevent bone loss in the jaw over time.
If you’re considering a partial denture, our dentist Montebello Los Angeles, CA, can help you determine which option is right for you and your smile goals.
Over-the-counter dentures, also known as “boil and bite” or “ready-made,” are removable plastic dentures that come in the shape and form of your natural teeth. They are easy to insert and typically less expensive upfront than other types of dentures. However, they often don’t fit properly and can have a negative impact on people’s self-esteem. Over-the-counter dentures can also affect your ability to chew and speak normally. In contrast, overdentures are designed to fit your mouth specifically, making them more comfortable and reliable. Because dentist Montebello Los Angeles, CA, customizes every set of overdentures to fit the patient’s needs, patients are able to eat and drink with ease, speak clearly, and increase their confidence and quality of life.
For any dental services, get in touch with Dr. David Hakham, Dentist Montebello Los Angeles, CA, at 6451 Whittier Blvd, Los Angeles 90022, or call (323)728-0241.