WHAT ARE DENTURES?

A denture is a removable prosthetic device that is used for replacing missing teeth. It can help restore a beautiful smile and boost your self-confidence. Some people end up losing all their natural teeth due to various unfortunate reasons such as injury, tooth decay or gum disease. The replacement of these missing teeth is beneficial for both the health and appearance of the person. This is where the professionals at Smooth Dental & Orthodontics come in, with some of the most professional dentures Santa Ana & La Habra have to offer.

The use of full or partial dentures ensures that patients who have experienced tooth loss do not experience any negative effects associated with not having natural teeth, such as diminishing bone structure in the jaw. While they obviously help with speech and eating, dentures also ensure that the leftover teeth in the patient’s mouth do not move from their position and a sagging face does not make them look older.

AM I A CANDIDATE FOR DENTURES?

At Smooth Dental Group, Dr. Elizabeth Tran has helped numerous patients restore normal speech and eating with the placement of dentures. Dentures are typically available in two distinct varieties: partial dentures and complete dentures. Dr. Tran conducts an initial consultation with each patient in order to assess the type of dentures they require. Complete dentures are usually used for replacing all missing teeth. Partial dentures, on the other hand, are utilized when the patient still has some natural teeth remaining.

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PLACEMENT OF DENTURES

When placing complete dentures, Dr. Tran uses an acrylic base, matching the color of the mouth flesh, over the patient’s gums. The upper denture base covers the roof of the mouth and the lower part, which has a horseshoe shape, accommodates the tongue.

A denture is tailor made in a laboratory, using the specific mouth impressions of the patient. This ensures the final prosthetic will be comfortable, fully functional and aesthetic. It is critical to take care of the dentures and keep them soaked in water or a denture cleanser when not in use. This will prevent them from drying out and provide optimum health and longevity.

Restore the health and beauty of your mouth by getting some of the best dentures Santa Ana & La Habra have to offer at Smooth Dental Group. Call us to schedule your appointment with Dr. Tran!