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Cosmetic Dentures

Dr. Ilya Zak explains the cosmetic procedure related to cosmetic dentures in Zak Dental offices in Agoura HillsCovina/San DimasDowneyLong BeachNorth ParkSan DiegoSanta BarbaraSimi ValleyTemeculaValenciaVentura, and Whittier/La MiradaCalifornia.

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What are the distinguished differences between a fixed denture and a removable denture when making a decision between the two options?

There are different types of dentures available, including fixed dentures and removable dentures.

Fixed dentures, such as implant-supported dentures, are held in place by either snapping onto implants or being screwed down on implants. This provides superior retention and feels more like natural teeth.

Removable conventional dentures, on the other hand, tend to move around in the mouth and require adhesives. While they are less expensive and don’t require surgical placement of implants, they can decrease bone quantity and quality.

Implant dentures, on the other hand, preserve bone quantity and quality by placing the implant in the bone, which helps to retain bone longer. Overall, implant-supported dentures offer better function and strength, allowing you to eat and bite normally without slippage or the need for adhesives.


Cosmetic dentures FAQ

What are cosmetic dentures?

Cosmetic dentures are removable dental appliances designed to replace missing teeth and restore the appearance and functionality of your smile. They are crafted to look natural and match the color, shape, and size of your natural teeth.

Who is a candidate for cosmetic dentures?

Anyone who has lost some or all of their teeth can be a candidate for cosmetic dentures. A dentist can evaluate your oral health and recommend the best type of denture for your needs.

What are the different types of cosmetic dentures?

  • Full dentures: Replace all teeth in the upper or lower jaw.
  • Partial dentures: Replace one or several missing teeth and are attached to existing teeth.
  • Implant-supported dentures: Anchored by dental implants for added stability.
  • Immediate dentures: Placed immediately after teeth extraction.

What are implant-supported dentures?

Implant-supported dentures are a type of denture that is anchored to dental implants, which are surgically placed in the jawbone. This provides more stability and prevents the dentures from slipping or shifting.

How do I care for my cosmetic dentures?

  • Clean your dentures daily with a soft toothbrush and mild denture cleaner.
  • Soak them overnight in a denture solution to keep them moist.
  • Brush your gums, tongue, and any remaining natural teeth twice a day.
  • Visit your dentist regularly for check-ups and adjustments.

Can I eat normally with cosmetic dentures?

You can eat most foods with cosmetic dentures, but it may take some time to adjust. Start with soft foods and gradually introduce harder foods. Avoid sticky or very hard foods that can damage the dentures.

Will cosmetic dentures be comfortable?

Modern cosmetic dentures are designed to be comfortable, but there may be an adjustment period as your mouth gets used to them. If you experience discomfort or sore spots, your dentist can make adjustments.

How long does it take to get used to wearing dentures?

It can take a few weeks to a few months to fully adjust to wearing dentures. During this time, practice speaking and eating with them to help your mouth adapt.

How much do cosmetic dentures cost?

The cost of cosmetic dentures varies depending on the type, materials used, and the complexity of your dental needs. It’s best to consult with your dentist for a personalized estimate.

How long do cosmetic dentures last?

With proper care, cosmetic dentures can last 5 to 10 years. Over time, they may need to be relined, remade, or adjusted due to normal wear and changes in the shape of your gums and jawbone.

Can I sleep with my dentures in?

It’s generally recommended to remove your dentures while sleeping to give your gums a chance to rest and to reduce the risk of infection or irritation.

Will dentures affect my speech?

You may notice some changes in your speech when you first get dentures. Practice speaking, reading aloud, and repeating difficult words to help improve your speech clarity.

If you have any specific questions or concerns about cosmetic dentures, feel free to call to schedule an appointment 833-ZAK-TEAM.