More than 40 million Americans wear dentures — custom oral appliances that can restore your smile and prevent potentially serious oral health problems. At Sargon Dental, serving Encino, California, the West Hollywood neighborhood of Los Angeles, and Pleasant Grove, Utah, Sargon Lazarof, DDS, and Dan Dansie, DDS, offer several types of dentures, including partial, complete, and overdentures. To schedule an appointment, call to speak with a member of the administrative staff or click the online booking tool.
Dentures are oral prosthetics that replace missing permanent teeth. They’re made from durable materials like acrylic, plastic, or nylon, and rest comfortably on your gums.
Dentures mimic the strength and appearance of your natural teeth. Their unique design and custom fit allow you to bite and chew confidently.
At Sargon Dental, Dr. Dansie offers several types of dentures, including:
If you’re missing a single tooth or only a few teeth, consider partial dentures. Partial dentures snap comfortably into place around your existing permanent teeth. Some are flexible and made of rubbery materials; others are stiff and inflexible.
Complete dentures replace an entire arch of teeth. They feature a metallic base plate, pink nylon or plastic gums, and full row of artificial teeth. You apply a denture adhesive to the base plate, which prevents them from moving around.
Overdentures attach to dental implants — metal posts that Dr. Dansie places beneath your gum line. Of all the denture types, overdentures are the toughest and most durable. With good oral hygiene and routine checkups, overdentures can last a lifetime.
At Sargon Dental, getting dentures begins with an in-office consultation. During your appointment, Dr. Dansie conducts an oral exam and takes a series of oral X-rays. If you have decaying or severely damaged teeth, he might also recommend extractions before moving forward.
If Dr. Dansie determines you’re a good candidate for dentures, he takes digital impressions of your mouth with an intraoral scanner. He sends your impressions to the on-site dental laboratory that creates a custom prosthetic that fits your mouth perfectly.
About a week later, you return to Sargon Dental. Dr. Dansie has you try on your dentures and makes adjustments as necessary. Then, he tells you how to clean and care for them.
It’s important to care for your dentures like you would your natural teeth. Dentures collect food particles, tartar, and harmful bacteria so you need to regularly brush them.
To extend their lifespan, be careful when holding them. Avoid exposing them to extremely hot beverages like tea or coffee as they might bend or warp. At night, remove your dentures and soak them in an approved cleaning solution.
If you’re interested in learning more about dentures, make an appointment at Sargon Dental. Call the nearest office to speak with a member of the support team or click the online booking tool.