Full and Partial Dentures Northridge
Dentures are removable replacements for lost teeth. They are natural looking and comfortable to wear, and most people adapt to them quickly. If you are missing some or all of your teeth, our dentist in Northridge may recommend full or partial dentures to replacement.
There are two types of dentures, and we will help you determine which one is right for you, depending on the number of teeth that are missing. Full dentures consist of a flesh-colored acrylic base that covers the gums, which the replacement teeth are attached to the gums. The acrylic gums are designed to cover the palate on the upper denture while the lower denture leaves the floor of the mouth open so that you can easily move your tongue. Full dentures are custom made, using dental impressions to create a comfortable fitting appliance. Our Northridge full dentures expert may recommend full dentures if you are missing all of the teeth in one or both jaws.
Partial Dentures Northridge
Partial dentures are typically used in those who have lost some of the teeth in an arch. Our Northridge partial dentures expert can designs a partial crown to replace the teeth that are missing using natural teeth to anchor them. The partial dentures will typically attach to the natural teeth using a special framework or precision attachments. Unlike bridges, they can be removed for cleaning and do not require permanent alterations to natural teeth in most cases.
Full Dentures Northridge
Our expert in full dentures in Northridge will explain the best way to maintain your dentures. Good dental hygiene is vital. Do not let your dentures dry out. When you are not wearing them, soak them in a special soaking solution or in water. Brush them using a soft brush to remove food debris and plaque.
New dentures can take some getting used to in the early weeks. You may notice excess saliva flow, or the muscles of your cheeks and tongues becoming tired. This is normal and will pass as you become accustomed to your dentures. Call us today to learn more or to schedule a consultation with our expert in partial dentures in Northridge.
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