Dentures & Partial Dentures Downey CA

Dentures & Partial Dentures

Dentures & Partial Dentures Downey, CA

Having missing teeth can be uncomfortable and impact your social life. Fortunately, there is an easy, affordable fix with dentures and partial dentures. At Downey Dental Arts, we offer modern denture appliances that are comfortable, attractive, and long-lasting.

What Are Dentures?

Dentures have been a popular choice for replacing missing teeth for many decades. While they are stereotyped as being for seniors, younger patients can also benefit from dentures. The best-known type of denture is the removable denture, which is a dental appliance that you wear with synthetic teeth. While most dentures are removable, some dentures can be permanently affixed via implants. Modern dentures are attractive and affordable, and they can be quite durable if maintained properly.

Who Can Benefit From Dentures?

Do you have multiple missing teeth? Then you might be a good candidate for dentures. Going without teeth isn’t just a cosmetic problem. It can hamper the functionality of your entire mouth and make it harder to speak and chew. Over time, the remaining teeth can shift, and everything can become more problematic. Dentures are a great way to restore your smile while protecting your mouth.

Dentures & Partial Dentures Downey CA
Dentures & Partial Dentures in Downey CA

What Is the Difference Between Full and Partial Dentures?

Modern removable dentures come in two basic forms: “full” and “partial.” Full dentures replace an entire row of teeth. In some cases, we may remove some remaining teeth if they are decayed or weak, and full dentures might work better. Partial dentures do not replace an entire row of teeth, just a specific number of teeth. A partial denture system utilizes a metal framework to connect to existing teeth.

What Are Implant-Supported Dentures?

While dentures have traditionally been removable, we now have modern implant-supported dentures. Implant-supported dentures are held into place with dental implants that screw into the jaw. Thus, these dentures do not need to be removed like typical dentures.

What Are Dentures Made Out Of?

Dentures are usually made from acrylic that is colored to look like gums. The teeth in dentures can be made from different materials, some are plastic, and others may be porcelain (more expensive). Partial dentures will also include a chrome-cobalt framework.

What Are the Benefits of Dentures?

Dentures are a very affordable option when it comes to teeth replacement. Getting new teeth via dentures has cosmetic advantages, but they also help you speak and chew better. The dentures also protect the rest of your natural teeth from shifting out of place.

How Quickly Will I Adjust to Dentures?

Because dentures add another layer to your mouth, they may feel a little odd at first. It may take a little time to get used to eating and speaking with your dentures. Initially, you might find that pronouncing certain words can be a little difficult. But don’t worry. You will get used to your dentures. It usually takes not much more than a few weeks to adjust to a new set of dentures.

CAN I EAT AND DRINK WHAT I WANT WITH DENTURES?

You can eat and drink most foods with dentures but avoid really hard foods (don’t bite down on hard candy, though you can suck on it, for example). Some drinks like coffee can stain the denture teeth (but also your natural teeth). Smoking will also stain dentures.

Dentures & Partial Dentures Dentist Downey CA
Dentures & Partial Dentures Dentist in Downey CA

How Do I Clean My New Dentures?

Implant-supported dentures should be cleaned like regular teeth, but ask us about what kind of toothpaste to use.

Removable dentures need to be handled with care when they are removed from the mouth. Make sure you cover the sink with a soft towel and/or fill it with water, so if you drop the dentures, they won’t hit the hard sink and break.

Once the dentures are removed, you can brush them gently once per day using a special denture cleaner. Overnight, you will need to soak your dentures in a special soaking solution. Do not put your dentures in super hot water, as it could warp them. Lukewarm or room temperature water is best.

How Much Do Dentures in Downey Cost?

Dentures are very affordable and can cost between $300 and $500 per denture. If you need dentures for both the top and bottom row of teeth, then the cost will obviously be double. Implant-supported dentures will be more. Your personal dental insurance may be able to help with the costs of your dentures. Downey Dental Arts also makes it easy to pay for dentures with our monthly payment plans via easy financing options. Talk to us for more information.

Affordable Dentures in Downey

Need dentures in Southern California? We can help. Contact us today by calling (562) 445-3363 to schedule your appointment at Downey Dental Arts.

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