Dentures in Huntington Beach, California
Dentures transform smiles, restore confidence, and make eating joyful again by replacing most (or all) teeth due to extensive wear or damage.
Dentures closely mimic natural, healthy teeth and can be a great way to smile with confidence. The type that works best for you depends on how many teeth need replacing, where those teeth are located, and the health and location of the surrounding natural teeth.
Ultimately, the main difference between full, partial, and implant supported dentures are how they’re secured in place.
Full dentures, also called traditional dentures, are replacement teeth for the upper or lower jaw (or both). Traditional dentures work by using a custom-fit acrylic base that sits comfortably on your gums. Denture paste or adhesive secures the denture in place. The denture is removable for cleaning when not in use.
Partial dentures are used when only a few teeth are damaged and need replacement, as this preserves the rest of your natural teeth. This keeps your jawbone strong and provides a solid base to secure your partial dentures. The acrylic base contains metal attachments points that wrap around the existing teeth and provided added support. Like full dentures, partial dentures are easy to remove and clean.
Implant supported dentures secure dentures in place like partial dentures, except the anchor points are implants rather than natural teeth. Keeping more of your natural teeth reduces bone loss in the jaw, and helps prevent your remaining teeth from shifting over time. Like other types of dentures, implant supported dentures can be removed to clean.