Dr. Brian Olvera and Dr. Kenneth Ferraro may recommend dentures if you have lost multiple teeth. Dentures are a removable oral appliance, consisting of prosthetic teeth set into a plastic or acrylic base. They are carefully designed to fit your mouth perfectly, giving you a comfortable restoration for your smile as well as helping you regain your appearance and oral function.

There are two main types of dentures:

  • Complete Dentures – Complete dentures are provided when you are missing many or all the teeth in a dental arch. They may replace the upper, lower or both arches. While advances in technology help ensure that dentures fit your mouth perfectly, our dentists may recommend the use of a denture adhesive to help ensure the stability of your appliance.
  • Partial Dentures – Partials are recommended when you have many missing teeth but still retain some natural teeth. Partial dentures include a thin framework or clasps which anchor the denture to your remaining teeth to ensure a more secure fit.

Our dentists may also recommend implant-supported dentures, which consist of a full or partial denture held in place through the use of dental implants.

Regardless of which type of denture you receive, our dentists will work closely with you to ensure your dentures are aesthetic, fully functional and comfortable. Creating your dentures may take several appointments, as it involves taking impressions and working with a dental lab to have your appliance made, as well as appointments to adjust the fit and appearance of the denture until it matches the contours of your mouth. Once completed, your dentures will improve your ability to speak and eat properly, restore and support your natural facial volume, and enhance the beauty of your smile.

We invite you to call us today at 562-869-3037 to learn more about dentures in Downey, California, and schedule your consultation with our experienced dentists.