Dentures and Partial Dentures
With proper care and maintenance, you can enjoy your teeth for many years. However, even with the most diligent and thorough at-home oral health routines like daily brushing and flossing along with routine dental check-ups and exams, there comes a time when dentures may be needed to replace missing teeth comfortably.
At Healthy Living Dentistry, we collaborate with patients to maintain the well-being of their natural teeth for as long as possible through conscientious care.
Foothill Ranch, CA patients can continue their daily activities like enjoying their favorite foods and laughing with friends. Dentures can prevent facial sagging that ages your appearance without teeth to fill out your cheeks.
Missing even just one tooth can completely upend your day-to-day life along with your appearance and the harmony of your smile. There’s no need to live in discomfort; we can get you back to your regular life in no time.
We Offer Dentures to Fit Your Needs
We have three types of dentures that accommodate different needs and lifestyles: partial, full, and implant-supported.
Patients with a few missing teeth on the same arch may be interested in partial dentures, while full dentures replace the entire upper or lower arch of missing teeth.
Removable partial dentures replace a few of your missing teeth while natural teeth remain in place. Partial dentures blend in seamlessly with your existing teeth and gums.
Complete or Full Dentures
Unlike partial dentures that work around your remaining teeth, complete dentures restore all of your teeth at once. It may be necessary for Dr. Roy Kim to extract damaged or decayed teeth to allow for a good fit.
Patients who want permanent dentures may be interested in implant-supported dentures – these dentures will never slip or fall out.
Modern dentures are durable, well-made, and easy to maintain. Dr. Roy Kim will begin the process with a comprehensive dental exam to identify any oral health issues that could complicate the procedure.
You Can Enjoy Your Dentures for Many Years
Patients can expect to enjoy their full and partial dentures for five to 15 years and implant-supported dentures for a lifetime through good upkeep and care.
Thankfully, keeping your dentures nice and clean is easier than you might think. It's as easy as rinsing your mouth and dentures after each meal to prevent particles from sticking under the dentures.
Before going to bed, patients can remove their dentures and gently brush them with a special soap, as toothpaste can be too abrasive. Dentures should never dry out and should be soaked in water or a solution.
Keep on Smiling With Dentures
Missing one or more teeth can make mundane tasks more difficult, but dentures can restore your ability to chew, speak, and laugh. Contact Dr. Kim and his skilled dental team to help you on your journey towards a new smile.