There are many reasons a patient might need dentures. Sometimes trauma to the jaw can cause the teeth to become so loosened, they need to be pulled. You may have many complex dental issues that make them a more cost-effective solution than extensive and painful dental work. You may also have many of your original teeth missing. This is more than a cosmetic issue – when teeth are missing, the remaining teeth may shift to fill the gaps, even coming out of the socket. This can be a very painful experience, and cause you problems while eating or speaking. If you find yourself in a situation where you may need dentures, there are two main types to choose from.
Partial dentures are used to fill in gaps where only a few teeth are missing. These replacement teeth are generally constructed of a natural-looking porcelain composite designed to match the look and color of your original teeth. The replacement teeth are attached to a metal framework. A partial denture is attached to your existing teeth with crowns that fit over two anchor teeth on either side of the gap formed by the missing teeth. This provides extra stability and a more natural feel.
Full dentures are intended to replace your full set of top or bottom teeth. Former solutions used an over-the-counter adhesive to attach to your gums, today’s full dentures can often be secured in place using dental implants. The dentures are custom made to fit the size and shape of your natural teeth, and then placed over the implants for extra stability and security. These give full dentures a more natural look and feel when speaking and especially eating, giving denture wearers more confidence and a higher quality of life. Full dentures are usually recommended when a person has either lost a large portion of their original teeth or need them pulled for any reason.
If you would like to know more about our solutions, the procedures involved with having dentures custom made, or think you may be a good candidate for either partial or full denture, call Manhattan Beach Dental Center today at 310-376-0482 for a consultation. Our kind and courteous staff can answer any questions you might have. We look forward to getting you on your way with a healthy and bright smile once more.
Affordable and Quick Denture Repairs from Manhattan Beach Dental Center
A broken denture can cause a great deal of physical and mental pain so why suffer day after day? Dentures may become broken in many ways such as biting a hard object, impact and natural wear and tear. If you have a broken denture, you need immediate help to prevent further damage to the denture or injury to yourself. Manhattan Beach Dental Center can often provide same-day denture repair capable of fixing your denture thanks to our in-house denture repair lab. If your denture cannot be completely repaired, we will advise you of the condition of your denture and will recommend steps needed in preventing further breakage and, if necessary, getting you a new denture
When Should You Repair Your Denture
Dentures can break suddenly or over time. A denture that does not fit properly is one of the leading reasons people need cracked denture repair. When you chew or speak, your dentures make contact with one another repeatedly. After a while, poor fitting, misaligned dentures will over stress a specific area, causing a break that will only continue to worsen. Dropping your denture, can cause damage to the tooth or gum area of the denture. Any metal clasps – common in dentures – may come loose due to wear and tear. Call us immediately if any of these conditions exist. Do-it-yourself repair kits can be purchased but their results are questionable and can cause further issues.