Park Place Smiles
Minal Patel, DDS
General Dentist & Cosmetic Dentist located in Glendora, CA
A great set of dentures can transform the way your smile looks and feels. For residents in and around Glendora, California, Minal Patel, DDS, and the team at Park Place Smiles are a great resource for top-quality custom dentures. If you’d like more about your options, schedule a consultation by calling the office, or request one online today.
Dentures Q & A
What are dentures?
Dentures are artificial teeth worn directly over the surface of your gums. There are two main types of dentures: full and partial.
These dentures replace an entire span of missing teeth, either upper or lower. They offer a custom fit and secure wear, even while eating.
As the name implies, partial dentures replace multiple missing teeth while working around your existing natural teeth. Partial dentures can be crafted to provide a precise fit, giving you peace of mind when eating or speaking.
Both styles of dentures feature a comfortable, molded plastic plate that fits over your gums.
Park Place Smiles also offers implant-supported dentures, a durable option that uses several dental implants anchored directly into your bone tissue.
Why choose dentures?
If you have missing teeth, the gaps left in your smile are more than just a cosmetic concern. The alignment and presence of your natural teeth help to support one another, and the way they fit together when you bite down is also important.
When you lose several teeth, the remaining natural teeth don’t have the same level of support. They can begin to shift out of position, leaving even more teeth at risk of shifting. Your bite can also be negatively affected, placing undue stress on your remaining teeth when you eat.
Speech can also change when you lose a significant number of teeth. All of these changes can alter your diet and your communication habits.
A good set of custom dentures allows you to feel confident about your smile. Partial dentures support your remaining teeth, and both options allow you to speak and eat with ease.
What is the process for getting a new set of dentures?
The first step for standard dentures involves addressing any decay or gum disease issues. If you need fillings, extractions, or other dental procedures, those need completing before fitting you for a new set of dentures.
Once your teeth and gums are healthy, Dr. Patel creates impressions of your teeth and gums. These impressions act as models for your bite, giving the dental lab the exact specifications for crafting your new dentures.
The dental lab then creates a set of custom dentures that fit perfectly over your gums. The manufacturing process uses liquid acrylic and a plaster mold to shape and form the dentures.
Once they are ready, you return to Park Place Smiles for a fit and bite check-up. Dr. Patel can make minor adjustments to ensure you can wear your dentures without discomfort.
If you’re ready to transform your smile with an affordable set of dentures, call Park Place Smiles to schedule an appointment or request one online today.