Your teeth fill an important role. They allow you to bite and chew in order for you to maintain a healthy, balanced diet. The teeth have another important role for your jawbone so that the tissues stay strong and dense. They also stimulate your facial muscles, keeping your face fuller and preventing collapse. However, the healthy and bright teeth in your smile can even make it easier to smile. Unfortunately, once you have lost your teeth, you may be more vulnerable to additional dental issues, as well as general health problems. Our Glendale full dentures expert may recommend dentures if you have lost a few or all of your teeth, then.
Dentures are designed to replace some or all of the teeth in your mouth, and they are designed to be removable. Full dentures are used when all of the teeth in one or both jaws are missing. In contrast, you may instead use partial dentures if you are missing just some of your teeth. Our Glendale partial dentures expert can help you decide on the best option for your smile.
Full Dentures Glendale
Full dentures may be placed immediately after your teeth are extracted or after your gums have healed. They are made of a soft acrylic that rests on the top of the gums to which the prosthetic teeth are attached. Dentures may need to be periodically adjusted, but they can help keep your smile strong and healthy. You will still need periodic checkups with our expert in full dentures in Glendale to ensure your gums and bones continue to be healthy, as well as to make any needed adjustments.
Partial Dentures Glendale
Partial dentures may be an option if you are missing some rather than all of your teeth. Partial dentures have an acrylic base to which the replacement teeth are attached. Our expert in partial dentures in Glendale will design the dentures to attach to or clasp onto the other teeth.
Taking care of your new smile will help keep your gums and any remaining teeth healthy. Brush your dentures daily using a soft-bristled brush and water, but do not use toothpaste. Use a denture cleaner or an ultrasonic cleaner instead. Handle your dentures carefully, and keep them moist when you are not wearing them. Call us today to learn more about dentures or to schedule an appointment with our dentist in Glendale.