Full and Partial Dentures
When you are missing one or more of your teeth, you may feel overwhelmed by all of your options for replacing them. Although other technologies, such as dental implants, are available, the most popular option for replacing one or more missing teeth remains is full or partial dentures. Dr. Barry Kashfian, Torrance dentist, and his helpful staff are experts on various forms of tooth replacement.
Full Dentures Torrance
When you think of full dentures, you probably imagine the clunky trays of false teeth on artificial-looking plastic gums that your grandparents wore. Modern dentures are similar to these dentures in that they consist of porcelain crowns, called pontics, affixed to a gum-colored plastic base. However, you may be pleasantly surprised to find that today’s dentures are lighter, more natural looking, and better fitting. A well-fitted set of full dentures is very difficult to spot by a casual observer, and they are comfortable to wear. Dr. Kashfian, Torrance full dentures expert, takes the utmost care to ensure that dentures for his patients fit and look well.
Partial Dentures Torrance
If you are only missing one tooth, or a few teeth in a row, you may consider partial dentures. These partial dentures are also known as bridges. Bridges can be fixed, meaning that they attach to the adjacent teeth with non-removable metal bands, or they can be removable. Removable bridges are attached to the teeth with pressure clasps or clamps that allow the wearer to remove them for cleaning. Dr. Kashfian is an expert in partial dentures in Torrance, and he will be glad to explain the benefits and drawbacks of both types of bridges as well as fit you for a bridge to replace your missing teeth.
Call Dr. Kashfian, expert in full dentures in Torrance, for a consultation to learn more about your options for replacing your missing teeth. In addition to being a Torrance partial dentures expert and an authority on full dentures, Dr. Kashfian is a dental implants expert as well. He will perform a comprehensive dental exam and help you determine which option for tooth replacement is right for your needs and for your lifestyle.