Dentures can be an effective way to address missing teeth or teeth that are unhealthy and need to be extracted. Beachwood Dental offers a few different options for our Los Alamitos patients, one option being the innovative PALA digital dentures, which are easier to make and replace since the imprint is saved digitally. If patients require complete replacement of both rows of their teeth, then full dentures can be fastened into the patient's mouth using acrylic-based dentures for a long-lasting solution. If patients only require partial restoration, such as only needing replacements for a few teeth, then dentures formed from the same acrylic substance will be wired alongside of the existing, healthy teeth. Dentures not only restore the patient's cosmetic appearance, but they also help to provide support and structure to the gums and lips. If gaps or missing teeth are left untreated for extended periods of time, then the gums can begin to recess and the mouth can become deformed, affecting the patient's quality of speech and eating ability.
If patients require a temporary fix in between procedures or are unable to undergo traditional implant procedures due to weak gums, then Beachwood Dental also offers removable, flexible dentures. Instead of being constructed from rigid materials, the removable dentures are now crafted from more pliable and comfortable substances such as polyamides, which are nylon-like plastics. These are typically only used to restore partial areas, like the bottom or top row only, and can slide into the natural contours of the gums securely thanks to the bottoms being custom designed to fit into the patient's mouth. Temporary, removable dentures should not be worn overnight and create the need for their wearers to practice exceptional oral hygiene. Since they are not permanently locked into place, the dentures can trap food and other particles under them, so it is essential for the patient to clean regularly in between uses. Our patients can schedule an individual consult with one of our dentists to see which denture option would be best suited for their needs.
"Anyone who is hesitant about these five stars review, HAVE NO FEAR. I would 10/10 recommend this clinic to ANYONE who asks (or doesn't). I was in town for my wedding and I visited my dentist in the area to get my final Invisalign check/retainers. I also wanted to straighten out my front tooth because it had chipped in the Invisalign process since I used to bite my nails. It made me super self conscious especially since I was going to be taking a ton of photos for my wedding this weekend and it had been bothering me since I got my attachments taken off. I had asked my dental clinic if they could even it out, but the dentist was not in so they weren't able to do anything for me... I was definitely 110% freaking out and so so sad. My dental office referred me to Beachwood Dental and Dr. Todd answered the phone. He so willingly accepted me last minute and really tried to work around my hectic schedule. I was late since I was running last minute errands and didn't expect them to take me so quickly (I called Thursday early afternoon, they told me to come in later that afternoon!). They were still able to fit me in with such warm attitudes and smiles. Dr. Todd, Stacy, and everyone in the office were so lovely, really (& I definitely don't say that lightly). They were able to fix me up (I couldn't even tell the difference!!!) and sent me on my way. I am forever thankful to this awesome team and appreciate you all (even if Dr. Todd is a USC fan...GO BRUINS). Thank you, Beachwood Dental!!!!"- H.S. / Yelp / Sep 20, 2018
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"The hygienist only uses the "Scraponater" (the ultrasonic tooth cleaner/scraper) on the heavy deposits not for the whole cleaning job. That thing feels like I'm scraping my teeth on a blackboard. The cleaning job is almost always done completely by hand. Then there is the digital X-Ray machine. Precious little radiation compared to the regular kind and the view is almost 3D. Teeth all bright and shiny, quick and painless. What more can you ask for?"- D.K. / Yelp / Aug 18, 2018
What to Expect
The procedure for dentures starts with one of our dentists preparing the patient's mouth, which may include extractions, cleanings, or filing the natural teeth. After the mouth is prepared, digital X-rays and physical impressions will be taken and sent to a dental laboratory where custom dentures will be created. While the permanent dentures are being created, our dentist will give the patient temporary dentures to wear. When the custom dentures are completed, our dentist will adjust as needed to allow the most comfortable and secure fit. If needed, patients may schedule a follow up appointment after their dentures are first fitted so our dentist can check and adjust the fit of the dentures.
Care instructions for dentures will be provided by our dentist to help patients keep their dentures clean and in good condition. Removable dentures can last 2-10 years with proper care, including regular dental exams as often as recommended by our dentist to check the wear of the dentures and the health of the patient's gums and mouth.
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If you are having trouble speaking and chewing because of missing teeth, a full or partial custom denture can revive the appearance and function of your teeth. All dentures are uniquely created with the materials, colors, size, and shapes needed to match your mouth and face to give you your best fit and an attractive, natural-looking smile. We encourage you to schedule a consult today with our Los Alamitos, CA dental team to find your best denture option.