Custom-made dentures may be a great choice if you need to replace most or all of your teeth. Dentures can restore your appearance and allow you to eat and speak with ease. Board-certified dentists Drs. Alan and Yonatan Howard can create either partial or full removable dentures for residents in Encino, CA. Full dentures replace your whole lower arch, upper arch, or both compared to partial dentures that leave some of your remaining teeth to act as support. At The Dental Office Encino, we can help you determine whether partial or full dentures match your goals, and then have your dentures made custom to look beautiful and natural. Make an appointment with Dr. Alan or Yonatan Howard to get more information about full and partial dentures.
"The office itself is very clean and the staff is very nice. As soon as you get your seat they have a TV that you can watch anything you want.The appointment itself was quick and painless! The fastest filling I’ve ever had and experienced no pain. The teeth cleaning was also great and they took their time to make sure that everything looked good.Overall it was the best dental experience that I ever had."- K.C. / Google / Dec 28, 2018
"The office itself is very clean and the staff is very nice. As soon as you get your seat they have a TV that you can watch anything you want. The appointment itself was quick and painless! The fastest filling I've ever had and experienced no pain. The teeth cleaning was also great and they took their time to make sure that everything looked good. Overall it was the best dental experience that I ever had."- K.C. / Yelp / Dec 27, 2018
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"I called in the morning after I had an accident that broke off both front teeth. The staff was so caring and understood the urgency so they fit me in that day (within a few hours). Dr. Howard immediately placed composites and shaped and sculpted teeth from me so I didn't feel pressure about my permanent fix options. He felt that if he talked about options and price while I had teeth missing, I would jump at it because of how desperate I would be to fix what is a pretty important feature of my face (especially being the front teeth). He also didn't charge me for the composites and just asked that I think about what I really wanted to do. He was very sweet and compassionate. He provided his number if I had concerns and even asked that my Orthodontist cousin give him a call so he can explain the breaks and the cosmetic/treatment options. His friendly staff and himself gave several follow up calls to make sure I was not in any pain. I am happy to have found a new dentist and have been referring them to my clients since."- A.M. / Yelp / Jul 13, 2018
You could be a candidate for custom dentures if you have lost most or all of your teeth, but your jawbone and gums are strong and healthy. If you have natural teeth, they can either be removed if you want a full denture or you can keep them as support for a partial. In your appointment with Dr. Alan or Yonatan Howard, so he can assess your condition and give you your choices to fit your needs and goals.
What To Expect
In some cases, Dr. Howard will perform an extraction on any natural teeth before impressions are taken, which will help us design your custom dentures. Partial dentures will be tinted to blend with your remaining teeth for an attractive result. As soon as your full or partial dentures are finished, Dr. Howard will adjust them to be comfortable. He will discuss methods to clean and care for your custom dentures.
It will probably take time before your dentures feel comfortable; however, it should become easier to speak and eat normally. If the dentures feel loose, come back to The Dental Office Encino to get your dentures adjusted. You will need to clean your dentures with a toothbrush two times a day. Whenever you take out your dentures, they need to be soaked to avoid drying them out. You should continue to attend annual exams and bi-annual cleanings at The Dental Office Encino, so Dr. Howard can watch the fit and wear of your custom dentures and the overall health of your mouth. He will discuss when your dentures should be replaced or repaired; however, with good treatment, your custom dentures can last for a long time.
If you are using insurance, some of the expenses of your custom dentures may be covered. A member of our team will talk to your dental insurance company to figure out your coverage and personal responsibilities. In your first appointment with Dr. Howard, he will personalize your treatment so your dentures match your budget and needs. To assist with making your treatment more affordable with or without dental insurance, The Dental Office Encino takes several payment methods, including low-interest medical financing.
Regain your ability to confidently speak and eat when your teeth are replaced with custom removable dentures. Board-certified dentists Drs. Alan Howard and Yonatan Howard are proud to create custom removable partial and full dentures for their patients in Encino, CA. Learn about how removable dentures can give you back your smile by making an appointment at The Dental Office Encino.