Not all dentures are used to replace an entire arch of missing teeth. Your natural teeth are after all perfectly designed for you and in some cases, our dentists can use a partial denture in Woodland Hills, California to restore the look and function of your smile.
In a process similar to creating full dentures, the dentist will take X-rays or similar images and impressions of your teeth to prepare your new appliance. They also may be lined to improve their fit and their comfort, and it is not uncommon to see the dentist after you have received your dentures to have them adjusted or lined to fit properly with the rest of your smile.
A partial denture is a set of prosthetic teeth that have been fixed on an acrylic base and may look similar to a retainer. Unlike full dentures which may fit in your mouth with or without denture adhesive partial dentures are usually held in place by thin metal clasps that attach to your remaining teeth.
You will need to clean your partial dentures daily with denture cleaner or a toothpaste that is free of abrasives, using a soft-bristled toothbrush or a denture brush. In order to help keep them clean and keep their shape, you should soak them overnight in a denture solution.
If you would like to learn more about partial dentures, you can call Brighton Periodontal & Implant Dental Group at 818-703-7733 to plan a visit with Dr. Homa H. Zadeh, Dr. Ali Zadeh, Dr. Sara Tanavoli or Dr. Karen Wager.