A Full denture is a removable replacement for a set of teeth lost due to an accident, decay, genetic effects, gum disease and so forth.
Dentures can be classified into two categories namely:
- Full dentures, and
- Partial dentures.
Full dentures are used on a patient who has lost most or all of their teeth while partial dentures only replace a few teeth. The level of damage on your teeth thus determines the type of dentures your dentists recommend for you.
How dentures improve your smile
For most people, dentures are nothing more than just a cost-effective way to reverse a wrecked smile. That’s not the case: dentures, if fitted well, can greatly improve your ability to chew and save your remaining teeth, if any, from rocking and shifting around.
How long will dentures last?
Dentures are made of an artificial material that is resistant to stain and decay, hence do not deteriorate easily. The only reason you will need to replace dentures is that your mouth changes as you grow and your dentures fit on your arc may change. The occasional checkup will help your dentist detect a loose fit or any other reason for replacement before the changes start causing tenderness and irritation.
That said, good quality denture material can last a long time without causing problems or requiring replacement. Follow your dentist’s care and cleaning guidelines to the letter to maximize your dentures longevity.
Full and Partial Dentures in Canoga Park
If you’re looking for a solution for your lost teeth without breaking the bank or waiting a year to smile again, consider getting dentures. DeSoto Dental Care invites you to pay us a visit at our office in Canoga Park and have your dentures fitted. Call 818.888.2211 today to schedule an appointment.