Dentures - Complete, Partial, & Custom
“We give you a complete smile!”
Missing teeth don’t just impact your smile; they also put a strain on your other teeth. At Amir Sanjabi, DDS, we strive to give you complete smiles with the help of dentures.
A denture is a removable prosthetic device that is used to replace missing teeth. There are two major types of dentures: complete and partial.
Complete dentures are made for when a person has lost all his teeth. These dentures can replace the teeth in the upper jaw or the lower jaw or both. The upper dentures are held in place by the vacuum created between the device and the palate. Lower dentures are curved to accommodate the tongue and are held in place by jaw implants.
Complete dentures are placed when the gum tissues have healed. While you wait for that, we may fit you with immediate dentures that can be fitted the same day as your teeth extraction. This means you do not have to go without teeth for any amount of time. However, same-day dentures are not for permanent use.
Partial dentures consist of a plate with one or more replacement teeth on it. These are used when one or more of your real teeth remain in the upper or lower jaw. Partial dentures have a metal framework which is designed to attach to your natural teeth with precision attachments. They give your denture a more natural look.
Partial dentures do not just close the gap made by lost teeth, but also stop your remaining teeth from shifting.
What to Expect After Getting Dentures
New dentures may feel strange and uncomfortable in your mouth, at least in the first few weeks. However, you will adjust to them in time. Here is what to expect:
How to Take Care of Your Dentures
Here are some tips that you can use to help take care of your dentures:
Your mouth will naturally change as you age. This can cause your dentures to become loose, chafe against your gum or make chewing difficult. If this happens, call us at (562) 287-8016 for a checkup. Never try to adjust the dentures yourself forcefully; it may break them.