Dentures and Partial Dentures in Burbank
If you’re missing a tooth or all of your natural teeth due to gum disease, injury or tooth decay, you can regain your smile and your confidence with dentures. Dentures are a great way to replace lost or missing teeth so you can enjoy a healthy diet, improve your speaking ability and restore your brilliant smile.
At BrightCraft Dental and Laser, we offer complete and partial dentures that resemble your natural teeth. You can rest assured that rebuilding your smile is in the best hands when you visit our office.
What are dentures?
✓ A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissues.
✓ They are made to fit snugly over your gums, giving support to the structure of your mouth, lips and cheeks so you can eat, talk and gain a boost of self confidence.
✓ Dentures are fabricated from a flesh-colored acrylic base and are custom made from the impressions taken of your mouth.
✓ The shape and color of the denture teeth are selected to match your other teeth so there is no difference in your appearance.
Dentures we provide
We offer two types of dentures to our patients.
Complete dentures, also known as full dentures, replace all of your teeth. With the denture removed, you would have no teeth in that particular arch (either top or bottom.) Complete dentures can be grouped into two categories- conventional and immediate dentures.
• Conventional denture:
This denture is placed into your mouth after the remaining teeth have been removed and gum tissue has healed. The process takes anywhere from 8 to 12 weeks.
• Immediate denture:
This denture is placed into your mouth the same day your natural teeth are removed. The healing takes place several weeks after the procedure.
In situations where some healthy teeth remain, we may suggest partial dentures that fit around the healthy teeth and replace the missing ones. Because there is insufficient material to create a suction to hold partial dentures in, we use dental implants or clasps to provide the needed support.
✓ During your first visit, we will discuss your goals and assess your suitability for treatment.
✓ We conduct an examination of your oral cavity to see the extent of work that needs to be done.
✓ Next, we take highly accurate impressions (molds) of your teeth and gum to fabricate the custom denture.
✓ To ensure a flawless dental work, several appointments may be necessary to ensure proper shape, color and fit until you are satisfied with the result.
✓ You may experience increased saliva flow and some soreness but they will fade as your muscles and tissues get used to the new dentures.
✓ We will also give you care instructions for your new dentures.
Who is a candidate for dentures?
If you lost most or all of your natural teeth and associated tissues, dentures may be right for you. Since there are different kinds of dentures, it can be hard figuring out which is suitable for you. We encourage you to book an appointment to discuss your concerns and expectations with us.
What are the advantages of dentures?
When you receive your new dentures, the following are some benefits you can expect to enjoy:
✓ Fully functional set of teeth that resemble your natural teeth
✓ Support to your cheeks and lips due to sunken appearance caused by missing teeth
✓ Improved smile
✓ Boost of self-confidence
✓ Ease chewing food
✓ Ease of speaking and pronouncing words