Dentures and partials for replacing missing teeth
Dr. Darien Ephram takes time to educate patients on the various types of procedures and treatments that can be used to enhance the smile, especially when it comes to tooth loss. Dentures are a reliable option for many of our patients, and there are different kinds to consider. There are several types of dentures and partials available for Valley Village, California area patients, including:
• Partial dentures. A partial denture includes a few missing teeth and often fits over existing healthy teeth. Partial dentures are usually made of plastic, metal, or a combination of both materials. A partial denture includes a few missing teeth and often fits over existing healthy teeth.
• Full dentures. Full dentures are used when all the teeth are missing within the dental arch. They are made of high-quality acrylic and include both false teeth and false gums. These types of dentures are removable and held in place with natural suction or denture adhesives.
• Implant-supported full dentures. For those missing all their teeth and looking for a reliable treatment that will stay firmly in place, implant-supported dentures may be best. They anchor the replacement teeth to metal implants that have been placed in the jawbone. The dentures are secured to these implants, which ensures proper support. The best part about implant-supported dentures is that they are held in place and look more like natural teeth than other options available, and the denture made to fit over the implants is much more conservative.
Which treatment is right for me?
There are various types of dentures for our patients to consider when they are looking to replace missing teeth. None of these is a “one size fits all” solution, so working with an experienced dentist like Dr. Ephram and his team at Laurel Canyon Dental is the best way to pick the treatment that suits your needs.
What alternatives are available?
In addition to partials and dentures, our team is pleased to provide some alternative options to choose from, including dental implants and dental bridges. During an evaluation, we encourage you to ask questions about all the options that might work for your smile!
Contact Dr. Darien Ephram today!
Call (818) 509-3055 to request an appointment at 12156 Riverside Drive in Valley Village, CA.