Dentures – Los Angeles, CA
It’s Time to Get Your Smile Back!
For many centuries, dentures have been the standard treatment for tooth loss. While in modern times, there are other options available to address missing teeth, dentures are still an ideal, affordable, and reliable option for many patients suffering from tooth loss. If you’re missing several, most of, or all of your teeth, dentures may be the solution for you. To learn more about dentures and find out if they are right for you, schedule a consultation with us. It’s time to get your smile back!
Why Choose Geach Dental for Dentures?
- Made With High-Quality Materials
- Customized for Natural Appearance
- Flexible Financing Options
Who Is a Good Candidate for Dentures?
Dentures are a great option for people who are missing numerous or all of their teeth. They help to make daily tasks, like chewing food, speaking clearly, and smiling with confidence, much easier to complete for sufferers of tooth loss. Depending on the number of teeth that are missing and where they are located in the mouth, a customized plan can be made just for you. If you have any existing oral health issues, like gum disease or tooth decay, these will need to be treated ahead of time. Your oral health is always our number one priority.
Types of Dentures
There are a few different types of dentures available to meet the individual needs of patients. During your consultation, we’ll discuss which of the following options is right for you:
Partial dentures consist of multiple teeth placed into a gum-colored base, but instead of a full row, they only contain the restorations that you need to complete your smile. It fits in your mouth like a puzzle piece and slides into place. They are attached to your natural teeth with the help of clips or brackets.
Full dentures are designed to replace an entire row of missing teeth, and they are customized for a natural-looking appearance. They stay in place thanks to the natural shape and suction of the mouth. If you need additional support, denture adhesive is also available to provide stability for the restoration. Full dentures are removable, so you can take them out when you sleep and clean your smile.
Implant dentures are held in place by strategically placed dental implants. This technique helps to eliminate slipping, clicking, and the need for adhesives or clasps. Implant dentures are also available to stimulate the jawbone, reducing the amount of resorption that a patient experiences over time. The additional stability provided by these implants allows for patients to regain up to 70% or more of their natural chewing ability. Implant dentures are also designed to last for numerous decades, so you don’t need to worry about repairs or replacements.
The Benefits of Dentures
Dentures are a lifechanging tooth replacement option. Here are just some of their numerous benefits:
- Improves speaking ability
- Increases confidence
- Prevents surrounding teeth from moving
- Partially covered by most dental insurance plans
- Easily removed for cleaning
- Natural appearance
- Supports facial muscles
- Allows for easy eating
If you’ve suffered from tooth loss, you know just how difficult it can be to complete daily tasks, like eating and speaking clearly. Dentures could be the life-changing solution you’ve been looking for, so we’re here to help! Here are the answers to some of the most common questions we receive about dentures in Los Angeles. If you don’t see the information that you’re looking for below, don’t worry. Give us a call and we’d be happy to explain more about dentures and get you started with a consultation.
Should I Have All My Teeth Pulled to Get Dentures?
Repairing a damaged tooth whenever possible is always preferable to replacing it. Tooth extractions of any kind will only ever be recommended if deemed absolutely necessary, like when the tooth is too damaged to save thanks to extensive decay, severe infection, or trauma that’s broken away most of the enamel. If all of the teeth in an arch are decayed or infected with gum disease, replacing them with dentures may be a viable option, but we will always explore all other possibilities before recommending extractions.
Can I Sleep with My Dentures?
Dentists generally recommend that you take your dentures out at night when you go to bed. When you first get your dentures, you’ll typically be told to keep them in your mouth for 24 hours, including when you sleep, but after this, you should be taking them out every evening. This is because wearing dentures restricts the circulation in your gums, leading to soft-tissue irritation and potentially speeding up ridge resorption. Taking out your dentures gives your gums a chance to recover and get the nutrients they need while you catch some Z’s.
Will It Hurt to Get Dentures?
If you need to have teeth extracted before you get dentures, you are likely to experience some discomfort after oral surgery. Take your prescribed pain relievers as directed. The discomfort should improve after 3 to 5 days. When you first get new dentures, some minor irritation may occur as your mouth adjusts. The amount of time that this process takes will vary from person to person. If the pain persists, give us a call!
Can You Still Eat Steak with Dentures?
Tough meats, like steak, are often difficult to chew with dentures, but it’s still possible to do so if you take the right precautions. Pick out tenderloins and other beef cuts that don’t contain as many connective tissues or muscle fibers. Make sure that the meat is thoroughly tenderized beforehand. Cut the steak into very small, manageable pieces. Lastly – enjoy!