Missing teeth are a serious oral health problem that can only be fixed with restorative dentistry. One of the most reliable options that delivers a complete smile is customized dentures. The modern version of this dental restoration is reliable, looks natural, and creates a healthy smile in both appearance and function, thanks to the careful dental care from the team at Downtown Dental in Los Angeles, CA.
Overcome the Stigma of Dentures
Today’s dentures are not your grandparents’ dentures. There doesn’t have to be a struggle while wearing the restoration or embarrassment while eating or speaking, worrying that the dentures might come loose. This modern tooth replacement solution offers incredible benefits including:
- Easy to use
- Look natural
- Quick solution
Millions of American adults are missing all their teeth, which makes it nearly impossible to feel completely confident about yourself or function in society and at work without feeling self-conscious. Your smile matters every day, no matter how you live, work, or play.
Dentures make it possible for you to eat the foods you love but have avoided, and contribute to clear and more article patterns of speech. You not only look better with a new smile but you sound better and feel better too.
For most denture-wearers who opt for the basic form of this restoration, adhesives will still be necessary, as well as daily cleanings, but these are minor inconveniences when compared to the amazing, complete smile that dentures deliver. Ultimately, you’re getting a whole smile that makes you look like the best version of yourself – and that is priceless.
Types of Modern Dentures
Dentures are available in different forms, which is great for patients who have varying budgets, comfort levels, and smile goals. The number of teeth you are missing and their location in your mouth are also critical factors when it comes to determining what type of dentures you should pursue. Here are the available options:
- Full dentures: When someone talks about dentures, this is what most people think of – the appliances that replace an entire arch of missing teeth. When worn on top of the mouth they require adhesive to stay on the palate and must be removed daily for cleaning.
- Partial dentures: When you are missing several teeth in the same area of your mouth, a partial denture may be all you need. The plastic base is tinted to match the color of your gums and attached to a metal framework so it can be easily snapped in and out of your mouth.
- Implant dentures: The combo of dentures and dental implants is a powerful one, eliminating the need to cover your palate with a denture and instead surgically placing implants in the jawbone and attaching dentures permanently to their implants’ posts. This secure restoration does not interrupt how you taste things and is incredibly comfortable so it feels just like natural teeth.
Are Dentures Right for You?
If you are missing any teeth, schedule a consultation with Dr. Mungcal or a member of his dental team at Downtown Dental in Los Angeles to discuss your circumstances. Your smile can always be fixed – you just need to make the decision to do it and find an experienced dentist who can help you reach your goal.
Don’t overlook the benefits of dentures or be influenced by the negative perceptions that society has cultivated around this dental restoration. Dentures give people their life back by creating healthy, beautiful smiles. You can enjoy that relief too. Contact us to schedule a consultation.
Dr. Don Mungcal
Dr. Tara Mavadat
Dr. Ivan Chan
With over 28 years of experience and service, Dr. Mungcal makes it his responsibility to be the best version of himself by being his patients’ go-to point for any and all dental concerns. In addition to being meticulous in his work ethic, he is also an individual who understands development and change. He updates and informs himself constantly through various continuous educational programs that he undertakes. He also invests in the latest state-of-the-art technology to provide world-class dental services.
Dr. Mungcal graduated from UCLA and the University of the Pacific Dental School and is presently a member of several acclaimed medical associations, including the California Dental Society.
Dr. Tara Mavadat was always passionate about dentistry and is committed to helping patients achieve excellent oral health and beautiful smiles that last long. Having earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of the Pacific Dugoni School of Dentistry, she focuses on comprehensive general dentistry with an emphasis on preventive dentistry. Her primary goals are to provide comfort and quality as well as exceptional esthetic outcomes to every patient.
Dr. Ivan Chan is enthusiastic about dentistry and his patients' oral health and is dedicated to providing compassionate and effective care. He is a highly skilled dentist who received his undergraduate degree from the University of California, San Diego. He earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) at the University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry.
Dr. Chan has extensive training in general dentistry. He focuses on creating lasting smiles while attempting to prevent gum disease and cavities. He looks forward to assisting you with all your needs while assuring you that your trust is always in good hands, regardless of your needs!