Dentures Specialist

Jaikrishnan R Kakanar, DDS -  - Cosmetic and Family Dentist

Jaikrishnan R Kakanar, DDS

Cosmetic and Family Dentist located in Burbank, CA

If you’ve lost your teeth to severe tooth decay or gum disease, dentures provide replacements that are fully removable for cleaning and care. Fortunately, Jaikrishnan R. Kakanar, DDS, in Burbank, California, offers several denture options to help you smile with more confidence and chew more efficiently. If you’re ready to restore the function and appearance of your teeth, call Jaikrishnan R. Kakanar, DDS, or request an appointment online today.

Dentures Q & A

What are dentures?

Dentures are prosthetic teeth attached to a pink acrylic base that mimics your gums. They can replace some or all of the teeth in your mouth. Dentures make it easier to speak and chew if you have several missing teeth.

Are there different types of dentures?

There are three main types of dentures to choose from:

Conventional dentures

Conventional dentures, also called full dentures, replace all of the teeth in your mouth. These removable dentures are made up of prosthetic teeth attached to a pink acrylic base. When designed properly, conventional dentures look and feel like your natural teeth.

Partial dentures

If you still have some healthy teeth left in your mouth, partial dentures are likely the best option for you. They have a pink-colored base that’s attached to metal pieces that securely hold the dentures in your mouth.

Implant-supported dentures

Implant-supported dentures are attached to several dental implants — small titanium posts that Dr. Kakanar places in your jaw to replace the roots of your teeth. They provide a stable base for your dentures and hold them in place.

What are the benefits of dentures?

Dentures offer several physical and emotional benefits that can help you lead a better quality of life. They can help:

  • Enhance your appearance
  • Replace missing teeth
  • Support your facial muscles
  • Prevent facial sagging
  • Boost self-esteem and confidence
  • Improve chewing and speech patterns

Implant-supported dentures may even help prevent bone loss in your jawbone.

How do I care for my dentures?

With proper care and regular dental checkups with Dr. Kakanar, your dentures can last for up to eight years or more. To keep your dentures in the best condition possible, you should:

  • Brush your gums with a soft-bristled brush after every meal.
  • Remove and rinse your dentures thoroughly after you eat.
  • Make sure you remove any denture cleaner before putting them back in your mouth.
  • Never use hot water, bleach, or toothpaste on your dentures.

If you notice any cracks, breaks, or other damage to your dentures, bring them to the office for repairs right away.

Dentures can restore the appearance and function of your smile. To find out if you’re a good candidate for dentures, call the office of Jaikrishnan R. Kakanar, DDS, or book your dentures consultation online today.