Dentures That Work!
Though many advances have been made in the field of dentistry, loss of teeth is still an ongoing problem. In the United States, 26% of adults between the ages of sixty-five and seventy-five have lost all of their teeth. Currently, there are a number of options available for people who have lost their teeth that Drs. Mehregan and Dr. Karimi can provide. One of the most versatile and affordable is a set of removable dentures.
Standard Full Dentures
Standard full dentures comprise of a full set of upper and lower teeth. This type of denture uses suction to stay in place. They are made of a pliable material which makes creating suction easy. However, it is for this reason that standard full dentures require routine visits to your Downey dentist. Being pliable, they are susceptible to shrinkage, thus creating an ill-fitting prosthetic that can result in the atrophy of the jawbone.
Partial dentures replace only a limited number of teeth, not an entire set. Partial dentures are a single piece fitting that is supported by the remaining teeth and gums. They are much more secure than a standard full set and are more comfortable to wear.
Cosmetic dentures, as you can imagine, are made to look as natural as possible. Unlike a standard set that use a heat curing process which leads to dentures that become ill-fitting over time, cosmetic dentures are made from a special acrylic base that eliminates the possibility of shrinking and warping.
Furthermore, some cosmetic dentures achieve a natural appearance through the use of implants. Implants are installed in the mouth so that the dentures have something to hold on to. The cosmetic denture will either rest on or snap onto the implant. What this does is allow it to stay in place without the chance of it moving around, which makes them more comfortable than standard ones.
Loss of teeth and expensive treatment options don’t have to prevent you from continuing to lead a healthy and happy life. Removable dentures are a suitable course of treatment for many people. You deserve to give yourself the best treatment possible. If you live in or around Downey and need a consultation, give us a call (562)869-2091 today to schedule an appointment!