1600 W Redondo Beach Blvd Suite 203
Gardena, CA 90247
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(Valid until July 22nd 2017)
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Omid Barkhordar, DDS
Dentures: Resolving Lost Teeth
As we age, various dental issues can arise, including the need to remove teeth that have decayed or have been damaged by trauma. Dentures are one of the most convenient methods by which missing teeth can be replaced. The right dentures will look natural and are comfortable. Restoring your smile definitely creates a more youthful look overall.
Types of Dentures
At Gardena Dental Care, we offer three distinct types of dentures:
This type of denture is used when there are still teeth left, but the teeth are not strong enough to effectively support a permanent bridge. These dentures are removable, and attached to your teeth with clasps that hold them in place.
These dentures give you a full set of new teeth. The device is held in place in your mouth with suction. Complete dentures come in two different versions, either conventional or immediate. For immediate dentures, your mouth is measured carefully prior to teeth extraction, and the dentures can be placed immediately. You are not left without teeth while your mouth heals, and you avoid having to live without teeth while your mouth heals. Conventional dentures are created and placed after your mouth has fully healed from any extractions.
Just like it sounds, overdentures fit over your existing teeth or onto dental implants. The dentures are fully removable. To create a perfect fit, your teeth will be reshaped to fit the device. If there are no teeth remaining, implants can be placed to hold the dentures.
Taking Care of Your Dentures
Dentures must be cared for, just like natural teeth, as they are prone to tartar and plaque development. They must be thoroughly cleaned every day to prevent staining, gum problems, breath issues, and to avoid plaque development on gums and remaining natural teeth.
Cleaning dentures is not difficult. Simply remove the appliance from your mouth, and rinse and brush the dentures with either a soft toothbrush or brush specifically for cleaning dentures. Use denture cleaner to remove any remaining bacteria or food debris. While your dentures are being cleaned, gently clean gums with the use of a soft toothbrush.
While sleeping, your dentures should be soaking. This not only keeps them fresh and clean, it gives your mouth a rest from the device. If your dentures do not contain any metal, they can be soaked in warm water with added denture cleaner. If they include metal parts, soak them only in warm water to avoid damage.
Eating with Dentures
Getting familiar with your dentures can make eating a challenge at first. Start slowly, eating only soft foods. Once you are comfortable with the fit and how the appliance functions, you can return to eating your normal diet, other than foods that are sticky, hard, or extremely hot. Avoid gum and do not use toothpicks.
Schedule an appointment to discuss dentures
There is nothing more rewarding than having a full set of teeth. With dentures, you can have your beautiful smile fully restored, even in just one day. Call today for an appointment with Dr. Barkhordar.
His staff is super friendly and he’s downtown in a great local. I’m a very happy patient, and love my new dentist. I highly recommend him!
- D.E. Santa Barbara, CA
Dr. Omid was friendly and courteous. He explained what needed to be done and gave me options. I never felt pressured. I’m glad I found this office.