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Dentures Specialist

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Smile Dental

General & Family Dentistry located in Moreno Valley, CA

Around 90% of people missing all their teeth choose to use dentures as a replacement, reports the American College of Prosthodontists. At Smile Dental in Moreno Valley, California, the expert family dentists custom design partial and complete dentures. You might also be able to use implant-supported overdentures for better stability. To schedule a consultation for dentures, call the office today or book online.

Dentures Q & A

 

What are dentures?

Dentures are custom-designed devices used to replace some or all of your teeth. Traditionally, dentures include both false teeth and false gums to achieve a consistent and natural-looking result.

If you’re missing many but not all of the teeth in your upper or lower arch, you’ll likely need partial dentures. Partial dentures often include metal frameworks that anchor onto the remaining teeth in the arch for support.

Full dentures replace all your teeth in an arch. If you only have one or two remaining teeth in the arch, it might be easier to extract them and get a full denture than replace them with a partial denture.

What choices of dentures do I have?

The Smile Dental team provides a couple of unique denture options that are more durable or stable than conventional dentures. Depending on your needs and personal preferences, the dental team could recommend:

Valplast® partial dentures

Valplast partial dentures are some of the most comfortable partial dentures available today. Their base is a comfortable and flexible plastic designed for consistent wear, and it comes in a range of shades, one of which will match your natural gums.

Implant-supported overdentures

Implant-supported overdentures latch onto dental implants, offering better stability while you eat and speak. To get them, you must first have dental implant surgery.

During this surgery, an oral surgeon places titanium implants into your jawbone. Your bone grows around them during a process called osseointegration, which fuses the implant to the bone, providing maximum sturdiness.

How should I care for my dentures?

If you decide on implant-supported overdentures, you won’t have to adjust your diet much since they remain stable as you eat.

However, with dentures not supported by implants, you’ll need to start a diet of soft foods as you adjust to wearing the dentures and holding them in place with your oral muscles. Soon, you can move on to more solid foods with small bites.

To make your removable dentures last as long as possible, you should:

  • Rinse your dentures before you brush them
  • Use only soft-bristled toothbrushes
  • Use nonabrasive denture cleaner or toothpaste
  • Regularly brush your oral gums, tongue, palate
  • Store your dentures in lukewarm water while you sleep

If your dentures break, or if they warp and no longer fit correctly, call Smile Dental as soon as possible.

Missing some or all of your teeth can make life much more complicated than it needs to be. To find out if you’re a candidate for dentures, call Smile Dental today or request a consultation online.