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Thanks to new technology and advanced dental knowledge, dentures have come a long way. Not only do they have a natural appearance, but they are now more comfortable than ever before. Dentures are made to fit precisely by a dental prosthetist or dentist, making them a quick and easy solution for replacing missing teeth and restoring your smile.
Partial or full dentures?
Partial dentures are ideal for replacing one missing tooth or a group of teeth on either the upper or lower jaw. They can attach to remaining teeth with either metal clasps or precision attachments, which are more aesthetically pleasing as they are nearly invisible. Dr. Rad can help you choose which option is best for you and may even recommend crowns for your natural teeth to improve the fit of your partial dentures.
Full dentures are a total replacement for the upper or lower teeth or both. After any remaining teeth are removed, gum tissue is allowed to heal before the dentures are fitted in the mouth.
What are the new options?
Over dentures are a more stable solution than traditional dentures and can help minimize bone loss, which typically occurs after tooth loss. They are designed to provide more comfort, stability, and durability than traditional dentures by utilizing state-of-the-art dental implants. Several implanted attachments are placed in the jaw, and the overdentures are securely positioned on top. Although still removable, they are easy to clean.
Are there any challenges?
During the first few weeks, your new full or partial dentures may feel awkward or bulky until your mouth gets used to them. It may take a little practice to put them in and take them out properly, but eventually, they will fit comfortably. Follow your West Covina dentist’s instructions carefully and avoid forcing the denture into place by biting down, as that can damage the clasps.