If you are missing many or all the teeth in your upper or lower jaw arch, our dentists at Mid-Valley Dental Care may recommend dentures. Dentures restore your smile and your ability to chew and speak normally, and provide support for the contours of your face. There are several types of dentures available to meet your needs. Give us a call at (818) 886-3500 to make your appointment with Drs. Terence Lau and Casey Lau and learn more about the benefits of dentures in Northridge, California.
Dentures are fixed or removable dental appliances that can replace multiple teeth or a full arch. A denture is comprised of synthetic teeth welded to base (often made of acrylic) that is attached to your smile with an adhesive or the use of dental implants.
If you are missing teeth, we encourage you to visit Mid-Valley Dental Care as soon as possible. Missing teeth can cause the jaw bone to deteriorate, allow the neighboring teeth to shift, and result in sagging facial muscles. Drs. Terence and Casey Lau, our skilled and experience dentists, are committed to helping you enjoy a strong, health, and functional smile that is also beautiful.
We are pleased to offer the following types of dentures at Mid-Valley Dental Care:
- Complete: A complete denture replaces all the teeth in one or both dental arches. Complete dentures typically use adhesive to stay secured to your smile.
- Partial: A partial denture can replace multiple missing teeth in a smile that still has healthy natural teeth. It can attach to the neighboring teeth with a thin framework or clasp.
- Implant-supported: An implant-supported denture is a complete or partial denture that is fixed to dental implants to remain permanently secured to your smile. This type of denture can only be removed by a dental professional. It offers the same level of bite function as your natural teeth. We utilize TeethXpress® to create same-day implant dentures.
Your new dentures may feel strange in your mouth for a short while until you become accustomed to the new appliance. Speaking, reading aloud, and singing will help your facial muscles adjust faster. Our dentists will provide you with specific instructions to reduce any irritation or soreness during the first few days.
Although your dentures are not susceptible to tooth decay, it is important to maintain proper hygiene habits. Clean your dentures daily to remove food particles and prevent staining; use a soft-bristled toothbrush and a non-abrasive cleanser. Continue to brush your gums, cheeks, and tongue as normal to reduce the amount of bacteria in your mouth and prevent problems such as periodontal disease.
Contact us today to learn more about your options for quality dentures and schedule your consultation.