Dentures are removable dental appliances that help replace missing teeth and their surrounding tissues. Their shape, materials, and colors are made to closely resemble your natural teeth while most likely helping you enhance your smile. There are two types of dentures – complete and partial. Complete dentures are helpful when all teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when some of the natural teeth remain.
Partial dentures fill in the gaps caused by missing teeth and prevent more teeth from shifting.
Redlands, CA dentist, Dr. Steve Tatevossian, gives his patients their smiles and confidence back by offering both partial and complete dentures. Custom dentures are very durable appliances and will last many years, but may have to be remade, repaired, or readjusted due to normal wear.
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During the initial consultation, the dentist will discuss which dentures will best fit the needs and aesthetic wishes of the patient. Partial dentures are suitable for patients missing only some of their teeth. They can be either removable or made to be a permanent bridge. This last option includes crowns that will be fitted onto the patient’s remaining teeth.
Complete dentures are better suited for patients who have lost all of their teeth. They are usually made and fitted from eight to twelve weeks after removing the teeth.
Complete dentures can be a permanent solution to sustaining a beautiful and healthy smile.
Patients with missing some or even all of their natural teeth are candidates for partial or complete dentures. Patients should first schedule a consultation with their dentist to discuss their treatment options and which dentures best fit their needs.
Dr. Tatevossian seeks to provide his patients with the best dental care the industry has to offer. We give our patients the option to choose from both partial and complete dentures to amplify their confidence and increase their peace of mind.
Generally, dentures can last up to ten years before needing a replacement. After some time, the dentures will need to be re-fitted and custom shaped due to the gums and mouth shape changing as the patient ages.
Unlike in the past, modern dentures are made to give a natural look and to feel unintrusive. Today’s technology and advancements in cosmetic dentistry allow patients to wear their beautiful and comfortable dentures with confidence.
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