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A denture is a removable replacement dental solution for missing teeth, and you can opt for partial or a set of complete dentures. Dr. Franklin Green, a specialist in cosmetic and implant dentistry, has fitted many dental patients with dentures, dental bridges and dental implants in Los Alamitos, California, and surrounding communities in California.

Dentures come in two types—complete dentures for all teeth missing and partial dentures when some natural teeth are remaining.


Partial Dentures

A removable partial denture, also called bridge, usually comprises of replacement teeth tethered to a gum or pink-colored base of plastic. A metal framework is often used to hold the partial denture in position in the mouth. A partial denture is recommended when a patient has one or more natural teeth remaining in the lower or upper jaw. A partial denture also fills the space between missing teeth and prevents other teeth from changing position.

Complete Dentures

Complete dentures are classified as immediate or conventional. Complete dentures are made after removal of teeth and healing of gum tissue. A conventional denture can be placed after eight to 12 weeks of teeth removal. Immediate dentures, which require more adjustments and are a temporary solution, are made beforehand and can be placed soon after teeth removal to tide over the healing period.

Temporary Dentures

As you wait for your implants or any cosmetic dentistry procedure that can take up to 12 weeks— we can fit you with temporary dentures so that you continue to smile and eat naturally. Temporary dentures are secured with metal wires and can be removed easily, and are ideal if you lose a tooth accidentally. So, call Dr. Green us at 562.594.6299 if you need a temporary tooth urgently.

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How Are Dentures Made?

Once Dr. Green has examined your teeth and gums, he will take several molds of your teeth and gums and send them to a dental lab to have your custom-fitted dentures made.

Dentures Versus Cosmetic Dentistry

Dentures are a non-invasive procedure unlike cosmetic dentistry, but they do not feel natural and need special care. Whereas after the initial treatment of cosmetic dentistry, you are likely to forget that you ever lost a tooth. The metal-free ceramic options now available look like natural teeth and last a lifetime.

Alternative Treatment

Dentures can be combined with implant dentistry. You will have to give an impression of your mouth for new dentures that will be fitted in with implants with the help of metal posts.

Denture Care

Remove your dentures daily, and then rinse them properly with a brush to dislodge food particles. Brush your tongue, gums, and your palate as usual with toothpaste and a soft toothbrush. Use an antiseptic mouthwash, and soak your dentures overnight before putting them on in the morning.

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