Losing your teeth can lead to problems eating and speaking, and may also lead to embarrassment about your appearance. In order to restore the missing teeth, we may suggest either a full or partial denture for our Woodland Hills, CA patients. Let’s look at the difference between these prosthetics and how we create them.
Frequently Asked Questions About Dentures
Question: How do you create them?
Answer: Whether you’re receiving a full or partial, we will need to take detailed impressions of your smile, as well as x-rays and images. We use these materials to help design and create the prosthetic in a dental lab. We will use lifelike materials to create the new teeth, which helps ensure they blend with your smile and reflect your unique facial structure.
Question: What are partial dentures?
Answer: A partial addresses advanced tooth loss or patients that don’t yet need a full denture. There is an acrylic base that mimics the look of gum tissue, as well as lifelike teeth made from porcelain or zirconia. Metal clasps will attach to the natural teeth and anchor the new ones in place.
Question: When do you need a complete prosthetic?
Answer: The full denture contains an acrylic base and a full row of teeth. Natural suction is used to anchor them in place. However, some patients may be able to receive implant-supported dentures, which helps stimulate the growth of jawbone tissue and allows the dentures to last longer.
Question: How long do they last?
Answer: A traditional removable full and partial typically lasts between 5 and 10 ears, requiring replacement as the jaw changes shape. Implant-supported dentures can last significantly longer, as the prevent the jawbone from breaking down at the same rate. If you have any questions about replacing missing teeth, then contact our office today.
Talk To Woodland Hills Dental Arts About Dentures
We can address minor and severe tooth loss with dental prosthetics. Schedule a consultation by calling Woodland Hills Dental Arts in Woodland Hills, CA, today at (818) 347-5124. We also proudly work with patients from Thousand Oaks, Westlake, Encino, Sherman Oaks, and all other surrounding areas.