Alta Canyada Dental Group
General Dentistry & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Glendale, CA
Missing teeth can put a damper on your quality of life, but dentures can help you reclaim your smile. James Beck, DDS, and his team provide high-quality full and partial dentures for patients at Alta Canyada Dental Group in Glendale, California. Begin the process of restoring your smile and call today to schedule an appointment with Alta Canyada Dental Group.
Dentures and Partials Q & A
What are dentures?
If you’re missing some or all of the teeth in your mouth, dentures are an excellent way to reclaim your smile. They’re a removable prosthetic device that replaces any missing teeth in your mouth, whether you’re missing a couple of teeth (partial denture) or an entire dental arch (full denture).
What are the benefits of dentures?
Replacing your missing teeth with dentures has a number of benefits, like:
- Making it easier for you to chew your food
- Improving your ability to speak properly
- Restoring the fullness of your face
Dentures also give you your smile back. And your smile is more than a collection of teeth; it’s one of the first things that people notice about you and a vital tool for expressing yourself and communicating with others.
Do full and partial dentures look like real teeth?
There have been remarkable improvements in denture technology in recent years. Today’s full and partial dentures are much more comfortable and natural-looking than before.
Most dentures use a gum-colored acrylic base that can be shade-matched to your particular smile to make it blend in seamlessly with the rest of your oral tissues.
The artificial teeth in dentures are typically made from porcelain or composite resin, both of which match the color and translucency that looks very similar to your natural tooth enamel.
When you wear the high-quality dentures that Alta Canyada Dental Group provides, everybody will assume that you have a full and beautiful natural smile.
How are full and partial dentures different?
Alta Canyada Dental Group offers full and partial dentures, depending on how many teeth you’re replacing.
If you’re replacing all of the teeth in your smile, you get full dentures. A full denture replaces all of the teeth in either your upper arch, lower arch, or both. Full dentures for your upper teeth have a base that covers the roof of your mouth, while the base for lower-arch full dentures is shaped like a horseshoe in order to accommodate your tongue.
If you have healthy natural teeth that you want to keep in your mouth, you get a partial denture. Partial dentures either clip on to your natural neighboring teeth with a metal framework or use an acrylic base that has custom-cut holes in it where you still have natural teeth, so your natural teeth poke through and work side-by-side with your artificial teeth.
Get your full or partial dentures today by calling Alta Canyada Dental Group to schedule an appointment.