Get Your Smile Back with Custom Dentures
Are you suffering from missing teeth? Tooth loss can be quite frustrating and can make it hard to eat what you want, smile, and talk. Yet, tooth loss does not have to define you. Our Hamlin Dental professionals, with many years of experience in doing full dentures for our patients, can replace your teeth beautifully and comfortably with dentures that look just like the real thing.
When all your teeth have been lost or are at loss, full dentures may be the answer. Full dentures include a complete set of prosthetic teeth attached to a soft base made from acrylic and designed to look like gum tissue, that fits over your gums. This base keeps the dentures in place and must be fit precisely to the contours of your mouth. Dentures can also be supported by dental implants. Some types can be placed immediately after dental extractions, while others must wait until the tissues have healed. Our dental office professionals in Van Nuys, Northridge, and North Hollywood will help you decide which type will work best for you.
Full and Partial Dentures
Our offices experienced dentists will recommend partial dentures when one or more natural teeth still remain in the upper or lower arch. Partial dentures consist of replacement teeth attached to a pink-colored plastic base that is connected to a metal framework. The frame has clips or precision attachments that secure it in place using other teeth for stability. This can be a great option for patients who do not want or are not candidates for dental bridges. Bridges are a type of partial denture that is bonded to other teeth.
Once you received your new partial or full dentures, wear them exactly as recommended. Our dental professionals may suggest wearing them both day and night initially to identify any places that need to be adjusted. Once you have adapted to your new dentures and the fit is flawless, keeping up with good dental habits will ensure the best results. Handle dentures with great care. Brush and rinse your dentures daily, but not with toothpaste, using a soft-bristle toothbrush and soaking them when you are not wearing them but never put dentures in hot water, which can make them warp. You will also need to brush your gums and tongue to remove plaque and bacteria.
For more information or to schedule an appointment with our dental professionals, do not hesitate to call any of our offices in Van Nuys, Northridge, or North Hollywood.