When a patient is missing most of their teeth, they may want to explore the option of full or partial dentures. Full dentures are for patients who are missing all of the teeth on their top jaw, while partial dentures are for patients who are missing a few teeth in a row on the upper or lower jaw. At Dr. David Hakham, Dentist in Montebello, both options can be fabricated to look as natural as possible and fit comfortably within the mouth. Patients can speak and normally eat while wearing their denture appliance. After the patient’s teeth are extracted, and the gums have healed, the dentures can be placed. Thanks to advancements in dental technology, patients today can smile with confidence with their new natural-looking and comfortable restoration!
Why Might I Need Dentures?
Your teeth are meant to last for a lifetime, but sometimes they don’t. Teeth can become weakened and require root canal therapy to save the tooth. If a tooth is severely damaged or diseased enough to be removed with a surgical extraction, the options for replacing it are partial or complete dentures.
Both types of dentures replace missing teeth and restore oral health so you can feel confident in your smile again. You might also need dentures if you’ve lost multiple teeth due to an accident, injury, or gum disease. If this is the case, your dentist will help you decide on the correct type of denture for your situation. Partials can replace one to several missing teeth, while complete dentures can replace an entire arch of teeth.
How Are Dentures Made?
Whether your dentist uses traditional or implant-supported dentures, they can be made entirely from acrylic resin or an acrylic base with porcelain teeth attached to them. Before creating the denture, an impression of the mouth will be taken and sent to the lab for fabrication. The completed denture will be returned to the dental office for you to try on, and the dentist can make any necessary adjustments to ensure it fits comfortably.
How to Care For Your Dentures?
Always remove your dentures at night and clean them thoroughly before you put the dentures back in your mouth in the morning. To help remove stains from your dentures, soak them in a denture cleanser overnight and clean water in the morning and evening.
A denture is a prosthetic device used to replace missing teeth and restore form and function to the mouth. Visit Dr. David Hakham, Dentist in Montebello, at 6451 Whittier Blvd, Montebello Los Angeles, CA 90022, or call (323) 728-0241 to learn more about dentures.