Skip to main content

What Are Dentures?

Dentures are removable tooth substitutes that may be inserted and removed from the mouth. Although wearing dentures takes some getting accustomed to and they will never feel precisely the same as one’s real teeth, they are extremely comfortable and natural-looking in patients’ mouths.

Dentures come in two primary varieties: complete and partial. Based on whether all of your teeth will be replaced or just a few, our experts will assist you in selecting the kind of denture that is ideal for you based on your needs.

woman after dentures in Los Feliz

What Is The Denture Process?

If you’re a patient looking to get dentures, you will start your process with an appointment at our clinic. From there, our experts will take molds of your teeth. Those molds will be sent to a dental laboratory to create your dentures specifically for you using imprints of your mouth. Our professionals will make a selection from the many different kinds of dentures in Los Feliz available in order to provide you with the one that is most appropriate for your circumstances.

Types Of Dentures Available In Los Feliz:

Immediate Full Denture

Same-day dentures, also called “immediate dentures,” are another option. They are made to be worn right after a tooth is pulled. If you’re a good candidate for immediate dentures, your dentist will measure you and make an impression of your teeth during visits before the extraction. Immediate dentures are a fantastic option because they get rid of the time people usually have to go without teeth after getting their teeth pulled. Also, they can help the gums and tissues heal faster by keeping them safe.

patient exam for Botox for TMJ in Los Feliz

Full Denture

Full dentures in Los Feliz are made to fit your mouth perfectly after all of your teeth have been taken out or if you’ve lost all of your teeth. Most of the time, full dentures aren’t made and put in until 8–12 weeks after a tooth is pulled and all the tissues have healed.

Partial Denture

When only a few teeth need to be taken out, a partial denture may be the best way to replace them. Partially false teeth are made of both metal and acrylic and are attached to the real teeth. Partial dentures are different from dental bridges because they can be taken out and put back in.

man after dentures in Los Feliz


Overdentures are fastened to dental implants that have been inserted surgically into the jaw bone. They are also known as implant-supported dentures or snap-on/snap-in dentures. The detachable overdentures click onto the implants, which protrude from the gums, to create a solid set of false teeth.

How Long Will It Take Me To Adjust To My Dentures?

For the first several weeks or even months, getting new dentures in Los Feliz may seem awkward or unpleasant. It could take some getting used to speaking and eating with dentures. While the muscles in your cheeks and tongue learn to keep your dentures in place, it’s normal to feel heavy or loose. It’s also common to have excessive salivation, the impression that the tongue doesn’t have enough space, and slight irritability or pain. That said, after a few weeks most patients find that they don’t notice the dentures and are a part of their everyday lives.

dentures in Los Feliz

Do Dentures Last A Lifetime?

Your denture will eventually need relining, remaking, or rebasing due to normal wear. Rebasing entails creating a new foundation while using the current denture teeth as support. Additionally, your mouth naturally changes as you age. Your dentures get looser as a result of these changes, which makes chewing challenging and irritates your gums. You need to see your dentist at the very least once a year for a checkup to insure your dentures in Los Feliz are still in correctly place.

If your dentures shatter, chip, crack, or become loose, see our experts right away. Avoid the temptation to make the adjustments yourself since you risk permanently damaging them.

Find Out If You Qualify For Denture In Los Feliz

If you have lost teeth due to poor gum health, an infection or simply due to the teeth naturally falling out, you may be a candidate for a new set of dentures. Call our experts today to find out how to get started!

Schedule a

Contact Us 323.660.8088