Dentures Specialist

IPI of Torrance

Dental Implants & Periodontal Plastic Surgery located in Torrance, CA

Custom dentures are more than artificial teeth. They're one of the most cost-effective ways to restore both your smile and your confidence. The dentists at IPI of Torrance are skilled in the art of fitting and making dentures. Located in Torrance, California, the knowledgeable team can help you speak, eat, and smile like you used to with the best denture option for your lifestyle. Book your consultation online or call today to learn more.

Dentures Q & A

IPI of Torrance

What are the different types of dentures?

The knowledgeable periodontists at IPI of Torrance provide a variety of treatment solutions for patients of all ages. From the first consultation to finished dentures, or denture adjustments and denture relining, you can trust this expert team to deliver nothing but the best. Dentures options include:

  • Metal framework partial dentures
  • Acrylic partial dentures
  • Dental implants and crowns
  • Denture relines
  • Soft denture liners
  • Implant supported full dentures and partial dentures

Dentures may also be fixed with implants placed in your jaw. Implant-assisted dentures are more stable than traditional dentures that sit on your gumline using dental adhesive. Dental implants don’t slip, so you can chew and speak with confidence. You may also experience less gum irritation with implant-assisted dentures.

Regardless of the type of denture you choose, your dentist at IPI of Torrance can modify the fit and make changes to them as needed to ensure your final smile is one you adore.

Should I get immediate dentures?

If you’ve lost your teeth as a result of illness, decay, or injury, and need full dentures, you may be a good candidate for immediate dentures. Immediate dentures offer you the benefit and convenience of never having to be without teeth. One thing to consider, however, is that immediate dentures need to be regularly relined as your mouth shape changes. Relining helps ensure a comfortable, precise fit as your mouth heals from the loss of your natural teeth and the transition to permanent dentures.

What are partial dentures?

Book a consultation at IPI of Torrance to learn more and determine if immediate dentures are the best solution for you. If you're a suitable candidate, the metal framework provides strong support and helps with chewing when you are missing a few teeth. Partial dentures with metal frames do not need dental adhesives to stay in place. They have clasps that securely anchor to existing teeth.

Acrylic partial dentures are a less expensive option for tooth replacement; however, they're also less durable than metal ones. Acrylic partials are usually a temporary solution for missing front teeth while the dentist makes permanent partials or bridges.

What are implant-supported partial dentures?

If you have one or two missing teeth and don’t need an entire row of replacement teeth, the providers at IPI of Torrance may suggest an implant-supported partial denture. Instead of resting on the gums like a conventional denture, this type of denture is supported by implants inserted into your jawbone.

Your provider inserts an implant into the bone beneath your gumline and the denture snaps on using special attachments. You still remove the denture regularly for cleaning and sleep, but it’s much more secure than conventional dentures.

Call IPI of Torrance or schedule your consultation online today to learn more about dentures and how they may be able to help you.