Full and Partial Dentures North Hollywood
Losing teeth can affect many aspects of your life. Your speech can become slurred and difficult to understand. You might have to give up some of your favorite foods because it is too hard to chew them. You might even avoid socializing because you feel so self-conscious about your smile. Dentures are one of the most common ways to replace teeth and have been used for many years. Our North Hollywood team can help you decide if dentures are right for you.
If you are only missing some of your teeth, you might be a candidate for partial dentures. Partial dentures consist of prosthetic teeth that are attached to a gum-colored base, with clips or attachments to secure them into position.
Partial dentures are comfortable and easy to wear. They evenly distribute the bite forces to take the excess pressure off your natural teeth, and fill the gap in your smile. They preserve the natural spacing of your teeth and restore your confidence.
Our North Hollywood dental office might recommend full dentures if you are missing all of the teeth in one or both jaws. The gum-colored base is molded to fit your gums precisely, and is designed to keep the denture securely in position. The upper denture stays in place using suction while the lower denture is retained with gravity.
Full dentures can be put into place immediately after teeth are extracted, or patients can wear a temporary until their gum tissues have healed. Both options offer benefits and drawbacks that should be carefully weighed to determine the right choice for an individual’s situation.
Although dentures will not decay, good dental hygiene is still essential with both types of dentures. Brush your gums and any remaining teeth as recommended to remove plaque and food debris. Clean your dentures as recommended to remove bacteria and plaque. This reduces the risk of infection, irritation, oral sores, and other complications.
Call our North Hollywood dentist today to learn more about replacing teeth with dentures or to schedule your appointment with our team.
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