Find the Best Dentures and Partials in Westwood with the help of Drs. Susan and Brent Hale, DDS

Doctors Susan and Brent Hale, DDS, do everything possible to preserve your teeth, advising on the best practices for good dental care. However, in some instances, natural teeth just cannot be preserved, in which case the office provides dentures or partials to patients.

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Dentures

What are dentures?

Dentures are made of removable plates that look like gums holding artificial teeth. They are used to replace natural teeth that need to be pulled or filed down due to disease and decay. They are made from acrylic plastic, porcelain or metal. Dentures are held in the mouth using adhesives. Dentists use full dentures or partial dentures, depending on how many teeth you need to replace.

What to expect when getting dentures

At your first appointment, a dentist or dental hygienist will take a mold of your mouth. Then, customized dentures or partials will be built in a lab for you. You will need to remove any rotting or chipped teeth, and make sure that your gum tissue has healed. The dental office will provide you with a try on to ensure that color and fit will be just right. Then, your dentures will be placed in your mouth, greatly improving your way of life.

Think you may need dentures? Call your local Santa Monica dentist at 310.453.9631.