Conveniently Replace Missing Teeth at Southern Cal Smiles
At Southern Cal Smiles, partial dentures in Woodland Hills are an ideal treatment choice for patients looking to replace mutliple missing teeth. You don’t have to continue to live a restricted life due to tooth loss. Let Dr. Fredericks restore your smile’s appearance and improve your oral health with our custom partial dentures.
Our Woodland Hills dental office is equipped with advanced technology and friendly staff, ensuring you receive five-star treatments no matter what you need. Dr. Fredericks is one of the best dentists in Southern California and will work with you to achieve all of your smile dreams.
What Are Partial Dentures?
Partial dentures are removable dentures designed to replace multiple teeth in the upper or lower arches. They’re custom created to accommodate each patient’s needs. They consist of prosthetic replacement teeth attached to a pink or gum-colored base and may have a metal framework and clasps that connect to your teeth. In certain cases, a partial denture is created to attach to your natural teeth with devices called precision attachments, which are generally more esthetic than clasps.
If you live in the Woodland Hills area and need a tooth replacement solution, call our dental office to schedule an appointment with our top-rated dentist, Dr. Fredericks.
Why Do I Need a Partial Denture?
Patients may benefit from partial dentures in Woodland Hills if they’ve lost multiple teeth in the top or bottom jaw. Common reasons for tooth loss can include:
- Dental injury
- Removal of teeth or extraction
No matter the reason for tooth loss, it’s vital that your remaining teeth stay healthy. Dr. Fredericks will account for your natural teeth when crafting your partial dentures. If the remaining teeth aren’t healthy, we may suggest tooth extractions and full dentures instead.
Partial Dentures Benefits
Dentures are a convenient tooth replacement option. Patients all over the Woodland Hills area enjoy the many benefits partial dentures bring, including:
- Non-invasive treatment
- Quick and easy
- Enhanced speaking and chewing
- Can last up to 10 years with proper care
To schedule a consultation with Dr. Fredericks, call our Southern California office at (818) 346-3337.
Receiving Your Partial Dentures
The first step in achieving a complete smile starts with an initial consultation with our Woodland Hills dentist. Dr. Fredericks will examine your oral health and help you decide which restorative denture option is best for your dental needs. She’ll use digital X-rays and other advanced dental technology to get detailed images of your mouth, acting as the blueprint for your custom-crafted partial denture.
Once your dentures are created, you’ll return to our Woodland Hills office where our dentist will place them. We’ll make sure the fit is perfect and make any adjustments necessary.
By taking proper care of your restoration, you can increase its longevity. Your removable partial dentures are cleaned outside of your mouth. After you eat, remove your dentures and rinse them off. Always make sure to remove them before sleeping and thoroughly rinse and clean them. Make sure to brush your partial dentures at least once a day with a soft brush. Don’t use toothpaste on your dentures, as it can cause damage. Let your dentures soak overnight in a cleanser recommended to you by Dr. Fredericks.
How Much Do Partial Dentures Cost?
Partial dentures will vary in cost from patient to patient. Factors that influence the total cost include:
- The number of teeth being replaced
- The materials used
- Location in your mouth
- How the dentures are made
In some cases, patients may need supplemental care, such as tooth extraction, before receiving their dentures. Fortunately, most insurances will cover at least a portion of the expenses associated with partial dentures.
Our Woodland Hills office will help file your claim as well as contact your dental insurance provider to calculate the potential out-of-pocket costs. Dr. Fredericks will discuss what payments are accepted by our office and our available financing options.
Frequently Asked Questions
Partial dentures feature clasps as a part of the device. They wrap around your tooth to keep the restoration in position. Since they’re removable, you’ll be able to take them out when needed and before bed. If you have questions about your partial denture, call our Woodland Hills office at (818) 346-3337.
Partial dentures have an expected lifespan of five to 10 years. When properly taken care of, your restoration may last as long as 15 years. We recommend visiting our Woodland Hills dental office twice a year. Dr. Fredericks will check the condition of your restoration and perform dental cleanings and regular exams.
No, we don’t recommend sleeping with your partial dentures in. Wearing your dentures for too long can cause oral health issues, and it’s advised to soak your dentures overnight in a cleaning solution. Patients should wear their dentures no more than eight hours a day, as any longer can irritate the soft tissues of their gums.