Dentures West Covina CA

Dentures

Dentures in West Covina

A happy, healthy smile can make all the difference in your confidence levels. Replacing your missing teeth with dentures can make that positive difference possible and improve your quality of life.

At Dentist of West Covina, we know that cost-effective, natural-looking dentures are a great way to deal with tooth loss and help you get back to your smiling, confident self.

What Are Dentures?

Dentures are a simple, removable replacement for extracted or missing teeth. They are natural-looking and easy to use and care for. They are affixed into your mouth with denture adhesive and can be cleaned easily with specialized cleaning products and a soft-bristled brush.

What Kinds Of Dentures Are There?

There are three types of dentures that we offer at Dentist of West Covina, including:

Partial Dentures

Partial dentures are for use when some of your natural teeth remain intact. They are used to fill in the gaps left by missing teeth. Partial dentures are held in place by clasps affixed to your natural teeth.

Complete Dentures

Complete dentures are for patients who have no remaining natural teeth, whether from tooth loss or extraction. They are fully removable and can be adjusted and cared for easily. They are held in place by denture adhesive.

Overdentures

Overdentures are a replacement method for multiple teeth. They are supported by permanent implants in the jawbone. For this reason, they are sometimes referred to as implant dentures. They may be permanent or removable, depending on your needs. They are comfortable, convenient, and long-lasting when taken care of properly.

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How Do Dentures Work?

Full dentures have a flesh-colored acrylic base that fit over your gums and are removable. The base for the dentures covers the roof of your mouth, while lower dentures have a horseshoe shaped base to accommodate your tongue.

All dentures are custom made to fit your gums and jawline. Impressions are made of your mouth and then your customized dentures are expertly created in a specialized denture laboratory.

What Are The Benefits Of Dentures?

Dentures are the right solution for many extracted and missing teeth concerns.

Do Dentures Protect Your Jaw?

Dentures are an affordable way to not only deal with tooth loss but to protect your gums and jaw, in a natural-looking way.

How Durable Are Dentures?

When dentures are cared for properly, they are a durable, long-lasting option for tooth replacement.

Can You Eat And Speak Normally With Dentures?

Thanks to denture adhesive, you can speak, eat, and drink normally with dentures affixed to your gums. They give you the freedom to chew naturally, while also reducing pain and improving digestive health.

Are Dentures Comfortable?

There will be an adjustment period needed, but once you become used to wearing your dentures, they will feel comfortable and nearly natural for everyday activities such as speaking, eating and drinking. Our dentist will make sure that we take the time to fit your custom-made dentures so you leave with a renewed and functional smile.

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How Long Before I Get Used to My Dentures?

Dentures may feel uncomfortable or awkward for two to three weeks when you first start wearing them. It may take a little time and practice to adjust to eating, drinking, and speaking with them in place.

How Long Will My Dentures Last?

Dentures are long-lasting and durable, but they may eventually need to be relined or remade. Normal use will cause some basic wear and tear on them. As you age, your mouth will also change a bit, meaning that dentures may become looser.

To ensure your dentures last as long as possible, be sure to visit your dentist twice annually, with your dentures in place, so we can evaluate their fit and make necessary adjustments.

How Do You Take Care Of Dentures?

There are some things you can do to help ensure your dentures last as long as possible.

  • Avoid letting your dentures dry out by placing them in a denture cleansing solution or clean water whenever you are not wearing them.
  • Never use hot water to clean your dentures.
  • Handle your dentures carefully when you are not wearing them. Standing over a soft towel or sink filled with water can help soften the blow if your dentures slip from your hands while handling.
  • Brush your dentures daily with a soft bristled brush to remove food and plaque.
  • Brush your tongue, palate (roof of your mouth) and gums before inserting your dentures.

How Much Do Dentures Cost?

The price range for dentures will vary greatly, depending on the type of dentures you have. Our dentist will consult with you as we explore the options and determine which type of dentures will best suit your needs, both physical and financial.

What Is The Process For Getting Dentures?

The denture process begins with a consultation with our dentist in our comfortable office. You will have x-rays and an examination to understand your oral health before proceeding. Then, we will discuss your ideal oral care plan and the right type of dentures for your needs.

Once your treatment has been selected, we will make an impression of your mouth. We will then create your customized dentures, ensuring a natural and secure fit. Once the dentures have been crafted, you will return to the office where we will expertly place them and guide you in all of your denture care needs.

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