Dentures & Partial Dentures Specialist

Afsana Danishwar, DDS

Dentist located in Culver City, CA

Dentures and partials can help you get your confidence back by restoring your smile as well as your bite. Culver City, California’s leading dentist, Afsana Danishwar, DDS, has extensive training in measuring and fitting patients for all types of dentures. If you’re missing teeth or know you need to have your remaining natural teeth pulled, schedule an evaluation at Danishwar Dentistry to see if dentures or partials are right for you. Book your appointment either online or over the phone.

Dentures & Partial Dentures Q & A

What is the difference between dentures and partials?

Dentures and partials are both removable replacements for missing teeth. You might need full dentures if all of your teeth are missing, or if you need to have all of your remaining natural teeth removed.

If you still have healthy, natural teeth, partials — also called partial dentures — can help fill in any gaps in your bite and smile. Partial dentures are similar to bridges, except you can remove them at your convenience.

Are there different types of full dentures?

Yes. You might be a candidate for conventional full dentures if you previously lost or had all of your teeth removed. Usually, you get fitted for full dentures long after your gum tissue has time to heal, meaning you’re going to be without teeth for at least several months.

Getting immediate full dentures involves taking measurements of your teeth and mouth, so you can have dentures custom-fitted for your bite before having your teeth pulled. As soon as Dr. Danishwar removes all of your natural teeth, she’s able to immediately put your new dentures into your mouth.

The benefit of immediate dentures is that you don’t have to go any stretch of time without teeth. But because your gum tissue and underlying jawbone still need time to heal, you’re probably going to need to have them tightened during a follow-up visit.

Is it hard to get used to dentures?

Whether you need full or partial dentures, you’re going to go through an adjustment period. Initially, you could experience some gum tenderness since the base of your dentures can rub and irritate your gums. This is normal and eventually goes away as your gum tissue underneath your dentures gets stronger.

Some patients report that their denture device feels bulky and that they find it difficult to speak or chew in the beginning. Dr. Danishwar and her team spend time helping you get adjusted and making sure your dentures are as comfortable as possible. The team is always happy to make any adjustments in your dentures if they start feeling loose or uncomfortable.

If you need partial or full dentures, schedule an exam at Danishwar Dentistry by calling the clinic, or by using the online scheduler.