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There are many reasons why our patients lose their teeth and end up wearing partial or full dentures. Whatever the reason, it’s good to know that “Only brush the teeth you want to keep” has come true.

You have now reached the stage of having only the teeth you want to keep. Getting used to dentures is like getting used to a new pair of shoes. They either fit so well and comfortable to they take several tries to break them in.

Partial dentures are replacing your missing teeth with an acrylic appliance that have clasps that anchor around your existing or remaining teeth. The partial will go all away around the arch of your mouth.

The upper or Lower arch will have its own appliance. There is such a thing as a unilateral partial denture but very few are successful.


Why do we replace missing teeth with a partial or bridge?

Your opposing existing teeth need to hit the replacement of the missing teeth. If not, those existing teeth will move either into the space of their missing neighbor or down if they do not have a friend to meet them.

Why is it so important to have an opposing bite? Your teeth are already compromised with either trauma or disease that caused the missing tooth to be extracted (pulled), the rest of your existing will need full attention to keep them from becoming diseased.

Having teeth that are unstable will cause further damage and eventual extraction. It’s very important to maintain the pressure of chewing to retain the firm foundation which is your bone.

The bone that is not being used will atrophy (waste away) in time. The picture of the old granny and her misshapen mouth is the perfect example of a mouth with atrophy. It is so important to maintain homeostasis, keeping a perfect balance in your mouth.

A full denture is replacing all your missing teeth with a full plate of teeth. The process of making both the partial and full denture is the same. Impressions are taken and our talented laboratory creates the acrylic plates to match the anatomy of your mouth.

Wilshire Smile Studio offers a full-service denture team!

Whether you need to repair your old ones, replace them or need to have full mouth rehabilitation, we are here to serve you.

Dentures are like old shoes, you get used them and they become part of your everyday life. Getting new ones to take getting used to and our team will be here to help you adjust and find comfort in them.

Our dentures look natural and are fitted to ensure that you do not have embarrassing moments while speaking, eating or drinking.

If you have any questions or need to make your appointment, please feel free to contact our office by telephone (323) 336-8478 or email us at: smiles@dentistlosangeles.com

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Wilshire Smile Studio is a Los Angeles dentist offering procedures including Invisalign, teeth whitening, veneers, dental implants, and more.