Complete Dentures in Woodland Hills
If you've lost all of your natural teeth, whether from periodontal disease, tooth decay or injury, complete dentures in Woodland Hills can replace your missing teeth and your smile. Replacing missing teeth will benefit your appearance and your health. New technology and advances in dentistry make it possible to produce denture that look better, feel better & last longer. Without support from denture, facial muscles sag, making a person look older. You'll be able to eat and speak thing that people often take for granted until their natural teeth are lost.
A removable denture can look aesthetically attractive and natural. The removable denture is less costly than non removable denture, such as fixed bridge over implants. For some patients, because of physical health or economics, it is only option available to them. Over the time your mouth will change and your denture will need to be adjusted, or repaired, remade due to normal wear. Patient requiring denture can now select a full menu of removable dentures.
For patients who are missing all of their natural teeth, Dr. Bandary offers his expertise as a prosthodontist to help fabricate complete dentures in Woodland Hills that address their oral health concerns.
Type of dentures:
I) Conventional removable dentures: (Complete Denture)
A conventional type is made after the teeth have been removed and the gum tissue has healed, usually taking few months, during this time patient will go without teeth. Complete upper denture relies on suction to retain it, and the hardness of the underlaying tissue for the stability.
Upper denture usually cover full palate, because they require as much as surface area as possible to maximize retention and stability.
What does getting dentures involve?
The process of getting dentures requires several appointments, usually over several weeks. Highly accurate impressions (molds) and measurements are taken and used to create your custom denture. Several "try-in" appointments may be necessary to ensure proper shape, color, and fit. At the final appointment, your dentist will precisely adjust and place the completed denture, ensuring a natural and comfortable fit.
It is normal to experience increased saliva flow, some soreness, and possible speech and chewing difficulty, however this will subside as your muscles and tissues get used to the new dentures.
You will be given care instructions for your new dentures. Proper cleaning for your new dental appliance, good oral hygiene, and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new dentures.
II) Immediate Dentures:
If a tooth or several teeth are damaged and cannot be restored, you and your dentist may decide to create a temporary denture. That way, dentist can pull your teeth and you can wear the temporary denture until your mouth heals enough to make the real denture. This temporary denture allows you to continue with your professional and social activities without showing a gap in your smile. Immediate dentures are made in advance and immediately placed after the teeth are removed.
A removable denture that fits over a small number of remaining natural teeth or implants. The natural teeth must be prepared to provide stability and support for the denture, Dr Bandary can determine if an overdenture would be suitable for you. Overdenture supported by implants will be discussed under implant section.
Today, non restorable teeth are generally removed prior to the placement of a removable prosthesis, however, there are still instances where these teeth can be maintained to the patient's advantage. The most frequently seen overdenture today involves teeth that have had root canal therapy. If the roots of these teeth are still serviceable, the crown may be cut off at gum line and a removable appliance may be placed over the stumps. Sometimes, the stumps are themselves covered with filling material or cast metal copings in order to protect them from decay. The advantage to this is that the root of the teeth can maintain the bone that supports them. This bone would otherwise resorb away leaving less tissue to support the denture. In addition, the root itself can serve as a "rest", or a vertical support for the denture allowing for more stability than would otherwise be available.
IV) Conventional Implant Retained Dentures:
Lower dentures are the real challenge since they are retained mostly by muscles lips and cheeks and the tongue. Loose lower denture can be retained by standard dental implants. The technique will be discussed in implant section.
V) Mini Implant Retained Dentures:
Fortunately the mini dental implant can be used as alternative to the contemporary dental implant as a quick and less expensive way to stabilize a lower denture, Dr Bandary will determine, if you are a good candidate.
Visit our Removable Dentures page for more information on your options for teeth replacement with dentures.
Contact us if you would like more information or if you would like to get started getting your complete dentures in Woodland Hills!