Dentures are removable oral appliances used to restore your smile by replacing multiple teeth. When most or all teeth are missing, Dr. James D. Powell may recommend dentures in Palmdale, California. Complete and partial dentures are the two main types available. Complete dentures are employed when all teeth are missing, and partial dentures are used when some of your teeth still remain.

Once our dentist determines which denture type is right for you, he will make impressions of your jaw and take measurements of how your jaws relate to each other. Models will be made in the exact shape of your future dentures. Our dentist will check the fit of these models so adjustments can be made before the final dentures are created. Once the proper fit is achieved, the denture is made and placed.

Dentures are custom made to look like your natural teeth, so there will be little change in your appearance. If anything, dentures will improve the beauty of your smile. Eating with your dentures will take some practice. To make it easier to adjust to eating with your new dentures, start out with soft foods cut into small pieces. Chew slowly, using both sides of your mouth. As time goes on, add other foods until you are back to your regular diet.

To learn which type of dentures are right for you and to schedule an appointment, we invite you to contact our office today!