Dentures have been beneficial for helping people achieve healthy smiles.

For your smile to look its best and function well, you need a full set of teeth. Missing teeth can create a number of dental problems, and to help combat these issues, our dentist, Dr. Jorge de la Osa and his associates may suggest that you fill in the spaces in your grin with dentures in Commerce, California.

Many adults, including those in their 20’s and 30’s are missing teeth, or have teeth that need to be replaced, and often dentures are a great solution. Partial dentures are used to replace one or two missing teeth, while complete dentures can replace an entire dental arch, or all of your teeth. Your dentures will be crafted from impressions made from your remaining teeth or gums and will replicate the look and function of your natural teeth.

diagram of a dentureObviously, dentures can’t get cavities. But that does not mean that they don’t need to be cleaned. Dentures can accumulate plaque and food debris, and they need to be cleaned daily with a toothbrush with soft bristles. You can use dish or hand soap, or a toothpaste designed to be used with dentures. There will be a period of adjustment when you first get your dentures. They may feel strange in your mouth, and you may find that your mouth is manufacturing more saliva than usual. This condition is normal and will eventually pass. In the meantime, you may need to practice eating while wearing your dentures, and you might also have to practice pronouncing certain words.

People of all ages have benefitted from dentures, and if you would like to find out if they are right for you, call 323.266.2120 today to schedule your appointment.