Cosmetic & General Dentist & (Hygienist) located in Woodland Hills, CA

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Dentures services offered in Woodland Hills, CA

Dentures restore your smile when you’ve lost one or more teeth. At the office of Dean L Brown, DDS, in Woodland Hills, California, patients who need partial or full dentures get the attentive, customized care they need to find the perfect fit. Call today or use the online tool to book an appointment with Dr. Brown and the team to learn more about the denture options available. 

Dentures Q&A

Why would I need dentures?

Dentures restore your smile if you’ve lost one or more teeth due to decay, illness, or accident. Partial dentures replace one or more missing teeth. Full dentures fill in a row of missing teeth on the top, bottom, or both. 

If you don’t fill in the space left by missing teeth, you’ll experience changes in your ability to chew and speak. Over time, tooth loss affects the shape of your mouth and face as the muscles atrophy. 

The latest denture options look natural and match your tooth coloration and gum hue. Dentures have shading and transparency that makes them look like your natural teeth. 

Are dentures uncomfortable?

You might need a few weeks to fully adjust to wearing dentures. When you first wear them, the muscles of your face, mouth, and jaw will be tired and uncomfortable. 

During the adjustment period, your dentures may feel bulky. You may produce more saliva than usual. You’ll also need time to figure out how to speak and chew without causing the dentures to slip.

Once your mouth has adjusted to your new dentures, they’ll feel quite natural. You’ll be able to eat and speak with ease. The team at Dean L Brown, DDS, helps you through this adjustment period. Schedule an appointment if you feel the fit of your dentures is off. 

How do I care for dentures?

Dentures do require care to prolong their life and utility. Follow these steps:

Clean your dentures

Remove your dentures every night. Brush them with a soft-bristle toothbrush to remove bacteria, plaque, and stains. 

Rinse your mouth

Bacteria can still accumulate in your mouth. Rinse your mouth and gently brush your gums, tongue, and palate twice a day. This also keeps up healthy circulation in your gums. 

Don’t let your dentures dry out

Keep your dentures moist when they’re not being worn. Soak in a denture-cleaning solution or cool water. Hot water may damage the shape of your dentures. 

Get regular professional check-ups

Schedule regular maintenance visits at Dean L Brown, DDS. The staff can help prolong the life and refine the fit of your dentures.

If you need dentures, call Dean L Brown, DDS, today or use the online tool to book a consultation.