Complete And Partial Dentures
Are you missing some of your natural teeth or are you on the verge of losing them? Then dentures in Mission Viejo may be the solution you need. At Turquoise Dental in Mission Viejo, our team offers many viable solutions for you. Whether some or all of your natural teeth are missing may be able to restore the functionality of your mouth and the aesthetics of your smile with dentures.
Our main office is conveniently located in Mission Viejo, CA, so you don’t have to go far to meet and work with our professional denture specialists.
What Are Dentures?
Simply put, your dentures will be a set of synthetic teeth attached to a plastic base. Every set from our office will be made to match your natural teeth and gums.
Not only does it make your smile look better, but dentures also fix the way your mouth functions overall. Dentures also have the added benefit of supporting your cheeks and lips to reduce muscles from sagging in the face.
What Are The Different Types Of Dentures?
At Turquoise Dental, we offer several types of dentures that might be the right ones for you. Even though there are many options, not all patients are the right match for each kind. During your appointment, we will let you about all your options and Dr. Barnar will work with you to find your solution.
Conventional Complete Dentures
Conventional complete dentures consist of two sets of prosthetics, an upper denture and a lower denture..
The upper denture is made to replace the entire row of teeth for your upper jaw. It covers the roof of your mouth and is designed to fit securely on your upper gums and palate while staying stable.
The lower denture is the one that takes the place of all your teeth in your lower jaw. It rests on the lower gums and stays in place through the help of your tongue, saliva, and cheek muscles working together.
Before we begin inserting in your new set of dentures, your mouth must be clear of all natural teeth before conventional complete dentures are placed. With that being said please expect additional procedures during your visit in the case that some of your teeth need to be removed. After the teeth are out, the dentures will be placed once your gums have healed and your smile will be good to go.
Implant-supported Complete Dentures
Similar to conventional complete dentures, implant-supported complete dentures replace all of your natural teeth. However, they are different in a very unique way. Instead of relying solely on the structure, tongue, saliva, and cheek muscles, this type of denture uses implants to keep them secure.
Implant-supported complete dentures will be placed on healthy gums. We typically wait until they have fully recovered from teeth extractions and/or implant placements.
We can put immediate dentures into place as soon as all of your remaining teeth have been removed. You will not need to wait for your gums to heal before you can get your full set of immediate dentures. Please note that the dentist may need to make some adjustments to your prosthetics once your gums are fully healed.
Partial dentures are also made up of synthetic teeth attached to a plastic base, custom-made to look like your natural teeth and gums. Below the plastic base, they usually have a framework for stability, which attaches to your teeth.
How Do I Take Care Of My Dentures?
Dentures require a balanced amount of special care and attention to keep them working well and looking their best. As result, we have broken down each step of the care process for maintaining your set.
Although these are teeth replacements, your dentures still should be handled very carefully at all times. They can break from being dropped an impact of just a few inches, or at least damaged.
When they are not in your mouth, always try to interact your dentures over a folded towel or sink of cool water. As a result, we recommend not ever placing your dentures in hot water. The reason is that the heat can warp them and make them an ill fit for your mouth.
When not in use, your dentures need to be stored properly and carefully in water and a case. Otherwise, they will dry out or lose their shape, making them unsuitable for use. Also, we advise you stay sure to keep your dentures out of the reach of children (and pets).
Like your natural teeth, your dentures will daily to be cleaned regularly and with care. Our suggestion is to first remove them from your mouth and rinse with cool water. This works to remove loose food particles. After doing this, use a denture brush or soft-bristled toothbrush with a denture cleanser to clean them. After finishing cleaning your dentures, rinse them with cool water. This takes care of cleaning off chemicals in the cleanser that you don’t want in your mouth.
- Only use medium or soft toothbrushes to clean
- Watch out for abrasive chemicals
- Use ADA-approved denture cleaners
- Clean the rest of your mouth on a daily basis (tongue, palate, and gums)
- Adhere to a healthy diet, avoiding damaging foods
- Regularly visit the dentist for adjustments or checkups on functioning
How Do I Know If I Should Get Dentures?
If you have missing teeth, the good news is there are many ways to find a solution. The first step is to find your ideal dentist and come in for an appointment to learn more about it.
Schedule Your Appointment Today
At Turquoise Dental, we work with the top denture lab specialists in Mission Viejo, El Toro, Laguna Hills, Lake Forest, and nearby areas to get you the best Mission Viejo dentures. Give us a call at (949) 454-7474 to schedule an appointment. Let’s help you feel great with an awesome-looking smile again!