Dentures

Santa Clarita Advanced Dentistry

General, Cosmetic and Family Dentists located in Santa Clarita Valley, Valencia, CA

Today’s dentures are more comfortable, more lightweight, and more natural-looking than ever, providing you with better function and greater confidence following tooth loss. Santa Clarita Advanced Dentistry provides men and women in Valencia, California, and throughout the Santa Clarita Valley state-of-the-art denture fittings and fabrication services so you can feel confident about your smile following tooth loss. To learn more about dentures and how they can help you look and feel your best, call the office or schedule a visit online.

Dentures

What is a partial denture?

A partial denture replaces one or more teeth. A full denture replaces all of your upper teeth or all of your lower teeth. Dentists use partial dentures in areas of your mouth where a bridge can’t be used.

How is a denture fitted?

Having a denture that fits securely and comfortably is critical for ensuring your confidence following the loss of one or more teeth. The Santa Clarita Advanced Dentistry team uses impressions and other state-of-the-art techniques to obtain important information about the shape and placement of your teeth and bite pattern. A dental lab that specializes in state-of-the-art denture fabrication makes the dentures for Santa Clarita Advanced Dentistry, and your dentist adjusts them for fit and comfort when they’re ready.

How long will it take for me to feel comfortable with my dentures?

That depends on whether you have a full or partial denture, whether you’ve worn a denture in the past, and other factors. To adjust as quickly as possible, you should:

  • Wear your dentures as directed during your breaking-in period
  • Practice reading out loud to become comfortable with the way your dentures feel
  • Eat a selection of foods at home to get used to how your dentures perform before attending social events

It’s also important to call the office if your dentures cause sore spots or slip during wear so your dentist can adjust them for a better fit.

If I have full upper and lower dentures, do I still need dental visits?

Yes, even if you have no natural teeth, you still need to visit on a regular basis for gum care, oral cancer screenings, and denture adjustment. Over time, your jaw bone will atrophy, so your dentures may not fit as well. That means you’re more likely to have slippage or to develop sore spots that can become infected. During your office visit, your dentist adjusts your dentures so they continue to fit comfortably and securely.

What is an implant-attached denture?

As the name implies, an implant-attached denture attaches to your jaw bone via a dental implant. Dental implants use metal posts implanted into your jaw where they fuse with the natural bone. Implant-attached dentures attach to the posts for a snug, secure fit that feels more like your own natural teeth.