Full and Partial Dentures
Tooth loss is a serious problem that can lead to many other dental or physical issues. If you have lost several or all of your teeth, you may feel uncomfortable with the way your smile looks. Many people find it hard to eat a variety of healthy foods, and they may struggle to speak clearly or confidently. Patients who are missing teeth may be candidates for dentures. Our Hawthorne dentist can help you decide if dentures are right for you.
Full Dentures Hawthorne
Our Hawthorne full dentures expert may recommend full dentures if you are missing all of your teeth. Full, or complete, dentures are usually made of a gum-colored base designed to look like your own gums and teeth, which may be either plastic or porcelain. Dentures are made to fit your mouth exactly so that they are held into place by the seal they form. However, our expert in full dentures in Hawthorne may also recommend dental implants to secure the denture into place. Four or more implants are implanted into the jawbone to serve as replacements for the roots of your teeth, and the denture attaches to these.
Partial Dentures Hawthorne
Partial dentures are made to replace several missing teeth. Our Hawthorne partial dentures expert can make a partial denture using a special base or framework that secures it into place. Partial dentures are generally removable like traditional full dentures but are supported by nearby teeth; they can also be secured with implants as implant-supported dental bridges.
If you are a candidate for full or partial dentures, our expert in partial dentures in Hawthorne may need several dental appointments. At your first appointment, we will plan your treatment and determine the most appropriate restorations. Dental impressions, X-rays, and photos may be used to create your new smile and ensure that you have the healthiest, most flattering results possible. Finally, your dentures will be made, and you will be ready to show off your new smile. Good dental hygiene and regular dental checkups will continue to be important and can help you keep your smile in great shape. Give us a call today to find out more or to schedule your consultation.