What are dentures?
Dentures may be the perfect option for you if you are missing one or more teeth from your smile. A removable dental appliance, dentures are made from prosthetic teeth attached to a gum-colored or pink base that fits comfortably over your gums. They are made to look and feel like natural teeth so no one even knows you are wearing dentures.
What is the difference been partial and full dentures?
There are two main types of dentures, partial dentures and full dentures. Partial dentures are used when you have natural teeth still remaining in your smile, and they are fitted around these natural teeth. Partial dentures often use your natural teeth and a comfortable metal framework to support the denture and provide stability. Full dentures, which are what most people think of when they imagine dentures, are used when you have lost all of the teeth in your upper or lower dental arch, or both.
Are dentures painful?
In Valencia, California, dentures are made to be comfortable and easy to wear. We will make sure your gums have fully healed before you wear your dentures, and Dr. Russell West, our caring dentist, works hard to ensure your full or partial denture is of the highest quality. If you are interested in learning more about dentures, we invite you to call a friendly member of our dental team today to schedule your appointment. We look forward to restoring your smile!