Dentures (also known as “false teeth”) are prosthetics constructed to replace missing teeth. There are many reasons that a patient may lose their teeth — periodontal disease, tooth decay, severe malnutrition, genetic defects, trauma and even drug use.
Just like natural teeth, dentures require regular care. Dentures can wear down, stain, and lose their shape. Over time they may become less comfortable as the size and shape of your mouth changes. If you are experiencing any of these issues, please schedule an appointment at your earliest convenience —
The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends that dentures be replaced every 5 to 7 years.
Dentures are supported by the surrounding soft and hard tissue when worn. Both types of dentures — partial dentures and complete dentures — are removable; however, some denture designs rely on bonding or clasping onto teeth or dental implants. Mainly, dentures are categorised as to whether they replace missing teeth on the mandibular arch or the maxillary arch.
Dentures fitted by Dr. Okuyama and Santa Clarita Dental Care offer the highest level of durability and stain resistance, and we use a leading acrylic gum base for strength, durability and visual appeal.
We invite you to call today to answer your questions about dentures and schedule a consultation to see if dentures are the right course of treatment for you.