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By John Chu, D.M.D.
January 29, 2021
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Dentures  

Tooth loss doesn't have to change your smile forever. Thanks to dentures provided by your South Pasadena, CA, dentists, Drs. John Chu and Mary Lin, you'll enjoy a full, natural-looking smile once again. One of these denture options is bound to be an excellent choice for you.

Full dentures

Full dentures have been in use for centuries, although they've undergone many design changes over the years to improve their appearance and comfort. One denture consists of a row of artificial teeth attached to a pink base that resembles gum tissue. The removable dentures are made from an impression of your mouth to ensure a secure, comfortable fit. Full dentures are used when your mouth has healed completely from any extractions.

Immediate dentures

Immediate dentures look just like full dentures but are placed in your mouth as soon as any remaining teeth are extracted. A few weeks before your extraction appointment, you pay a visit to the South Pasadena dental office. During your appointment, your dentist will make an impression of your mouth, which will be used to create your immediate dentures. Immediate dentures may make it easier to adjust to eating and speaking with dentures. Your immediate dentures may need to be relined or replaced with full dentures after your mouth heals.

Partial dentures

Partial dentures can be helpful if you've only lost a few teeth. The dentures usually hook over supporting teeth and can be easily removed for cleaning.

Overdentures

Overdentures may be an option if you have remnants of teeth with healthy roots. Roots help keep your jawbone strong and don't need to be removed if they're still healthy. Overdentures are designed to easily fit over the remnants.

Implant-supported dentures

There's no need for dental adhesive or denture cleaners when you choose implant-supported dentures. The dentures are attached to titanium posts implanted in your jawbone and are cleaned just like your natural teeth. The posts, called implants, bond to your jawbone, becoming a permanent part of your mouth. As few as four dental implants can secure an upper or lower denture. The implants provide a sturdy foundation for your dentures and may improve your biting power.

Restore your missing teeth with dentures! Call your dentists in South Pasadena, CA, Drs. John Chu and Mary Lin, at (626) 799-0852 to schedule your appointment.

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