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Dentures & Partial Dentures

Dentures by South Bay Dentistry

Dentures to fit your needs by South Bay Dentistry and Orthodontics
Dentures to fit your needs

At South Bay Dentistry, we understand the importance of a complete and beautiful smile. That’s why we offer comprehensive denture solutions tailored to meet your unique needs. Whether you require full dentures to replace all missing teeth or partial dentures to restore specific gaps, our experienced dental team in Gardena is here to help.

A denture is a removable dental appliance and a replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissue. They are made to closely resemble your natural teeth and may even enhance your smile.

For your information, a denture is a removable dental appliance utilized to replace missing teeth and adjacent tissue. To address the issue of missing teeth, it is advisable to consult your dentist and discuss the potential treatment options involving dentures. By seeking professional guidance, you can explore suitable denture solutions tailored to your specific needs and achieve effective tooth replacement.

One remarkable aspect of dentures is their ability to closely resemble your natural teeth, resulting in a seamless integration that enhances your smile. Dentures not only mimic the natural appearance of your teeth but also offer a notable aesthetic enhancement.

Primarily, there are two types of dentures available: complete dentures and partial dentures. Dentists choose either of these options according to the specific patient’s dental condition.

If you need to replace all of your missing teeth, a complete denture serves as the optimal solution. Conversely, if your focus is solely on replacing certain missing teeth, partial dentures are specifically designed to cater to that requirement.

A complete denture can be either “conventional” or “immediate.”

A complete denture is typically made after the patient’s teeth have been removed and the area has healed for four to six weeks (the usual waiting time to allow the gum tissue to grow back). In the meantime, patients will go without teeth.

Immediate dentures are created in advance to allow for immediate placement after tooth extraction. This ensures that patients do not have to endure a period without teeth during the healing phase, which typically spans several weeks or months. It is important to note that adjustments may be necessary as the tissues shrink and heal over time. These modifications guarantee a comfortable and precise fit, ensuring the long-term satisfaction and functionality of the immediate dentures.

Dentures are very durable appliances and will last many years but may have to be remade, repaired, or readjusted due to normal wear.

Reasons for dentures:
  • Complete Denture – Loss of all teeth in an arch.
  • Partial Denture – Loss of several teeth in an arch.
  • Enhancing smile and facial tissues.
  • Improving chewing, speech, and digestion.
What does getting dentures involve?

First, an impression (a mold) is taken in order to make your measurements for the denture. During this process, an appointment is required for every new mold. Afterward, there will be several try-in appointments to ensure that the shape, color, and fit are perfect before your dentures are finalized.

The last visit to your dentist can be quite emotional. During this appointment, your dentist will properly inspect the newly crafted dentures to ensure that each tooth has been recreated flawlessly. The outcome? Dentures that are incredibly natural-looking, comfortable, and virtually indistinguishable from your own teeth. Rest assured that the end result will leave you with a beautiful smile that you’ll be proud to show off.

Special note

New dentures may feel uncomfortable in the beginning. It is normal to experience soreness and increased saliva flow, but this will subside over time. Be patient as your body gets used to the new dentures as your muscles and tissues will adjust to the change.

After treatment

Your dentist will provide you with essential care instructions for your new dentures. The primary focus is to maintain their cleanliness and avoid any dietary alterations. Adhering to good oral hygiene practices and scheduling regular check-ups with your dentist are also crucial for proper upkeep. By ensuring meticulous cleaning and embracing positive dental habits, your dentures can maintain their longevity and serve you for an extended period.

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