Dentures

Alexander Visot, D.D.S.

Cosmetic Dentist & Implant Dentist located in Woodland Hills, CA

Are you missing teeth from decay or old age? Dentures from Dr. Alexander Visot at his Woodland Hills, California, office could be the solution for you. After some time, these artificial teeth replacements can help you chew and speak with ease. Dr. Visot creates custom-made dentures and monitors their wear-and-tear to make sure the fit lasts. Call or take advantage of the online scheduling tool to set up an appointment to learn more about this procedure.

Dentures Q & A

What are dentures?

Dentures are artificial replacements for missing teeth. You can remove and put them back in your mouth.

Dentures won’t feel like your natural teeth at first, but with modern advances, Dr. Visot makes them comfortable and designs them to look like natural teeth.

Dr. Visot offers both full and partial dentures. After a thorough evaluation, he determines which type of dentures is best for you. It depends on your situation and whether or not Dr. Visot is replacing just a few of your teeth or all of them.

Another option Dr. Visot offers is Implant Retained Dentures, which are dentures supported by implants rather than your gums. These are a good option for people who don’t have teeth but do have enough jaw bone to support dentures. In those instances, Dr. Visot uses attachments that snap onto your implants and support your dentures.

How do dentures work?

Dr. Visot has dentures custom made in a laboratory. They’re made specifically to fit your mouth based on impressions taken at his office.

To provide full dentures, Dr. Visot applies an acrylic base over your gums. He fits the upper denture to the roof your mouth, and the lower denture is specially-shaped to fit around your tongue. Sometimes, a full denture requires removing natural teeth.

Partial dentures are fitted onto metal frames attached to your natural teeth. In some cases, Dr. Visot places crowns on nearby natural teeth to help support your dentures.

 

Will I get used to my dentures?

Chewing your food and even speaking might feel awkward for the first few weeks, but they get easier with practice. Over time, the muscles inside your mouth get used to supporting your dentures, and the fit will improve.

Minor irritation and a feeling that your tongue doesn’t have enough room inside your mouth are also both normal. If irritation persists for a prolonged period, make sure to see Dr. Visot.

 

How long will my dentures last?

Dentures are built to have long lives with proper maintenance. At your follow up visits, Dr. Visot monitors normal wear-and-tear. Every so often, he relines and rebases your dentures.

As you age, your mouth changes and Dr. Visot has to update your dentures to maintain a good fit. Keeping good oral hygiene habits helps make your dentures last longer. Also, brush your dentures to get rid of plaque and food deposits, and keep them in water when they’re not in use.

Learn more about dentures by calling or using the online scheduling tool to set up an appointment with Dr. Visot.