Full & Partial Dentures - Torrance, CA
Giving You a Full Smile
Dentures are a natural-looking option for replacing several or a whole row of missing teeth. They are prosthetic teeth attached to a gum-colored base, and a full or partial denture can restore your ability to eat, speak, and smile with confidence following tooth loss. Dr. Hamzehpour and Dr. Refela provide beautiful, strong, and custom-made dentures in Torrance.
When Dentures Are Needed
A denture is a crucial next step following the loss of multiple teeth. When you are missing just a few teeth, their replacement may not seem all that urgent -- but your smile needs all of the teeth to function properly. Even just one missing tooth can cause real problems, allowing the remaining teeth to drift out of place or increasing the risk of cavities and gum disease. The painful jaw condition known as TMD (temporomandibular joint dysfunction) is also associated with untreated tooth loss. In short, do not put off seeking a replacement with dentures!
Your Denture Options
There are two types of dentures: full and partial. Full or complete dentures replace a full row of missing teeth in the top or bottom jaw. When not held in place by dental implants, a full denture is secured by natural suction or with the help of a denture adhesive. Full dentures are removable for easy cleaning.
A partial denture fills the gaps in a smile when one or more natural teeth are still present in the gum line. When not supported by dental implants, a partial denture is also called a fixed bridge. This method uses the two teeth surrounding the gap as anchors. A dental crown is placed on each natural tooth, and the prosthetic teeth fill in the space between. A fixed bridge cannot be removed. It restores the smile’s function and prevents the surrounding teeth from drifting out of place.
Patients who are eligible for dental implants should strongly consider an implant-retained denture. Implant dentistry provides unmatched stability for your tooth replacement, promoting better oral health and restoring your ability to eat, speak, and smile with full confidence.
Dental implants enjoy a success rate of more than 95% for eligible patients, but not everyone is a good candidate for the procedure. A successful dental implant surgery and recovery requires a strong, sturdy jawbone. Bone augmentation procedures may be necessary to strengthen the jaw before implantation. A patient should also be in good oral and overall health before getting dental implants. Diseases that affect the immune system, like diabetes, HIV/AIDS, and advanced-stage cancers also affect the eligibility for dental implants.
Let’s Get Started Today!
No one should live with tooth loss, and your dentist in Torrance at Blue Coast Dental Group can replace your teeth with a beautiful full or partial denture. Contact our office to get started today!