Complete and Partial Dentures

Patients who have lost most of or all of their natural teeth from periodontal disease, tooth decay or injury, may be a candidate for complete dentures. A complete denture will allow your smile to appear and function in a normal manner. An immediate complete denture is custom made by the trained staff during preliminary visits and immediately placed in the patient mouth after any remaining teeth are removed. This type of denture can be worn while tissues are healing, which can take up to several months. Usually, an immediate complete denture will require relining within six months, since the gums will shrink while healing.

If the patient has some healthy teeth left, removable partial dentures may be a viable option. A partial denture consists of replacement teeth attached to a gum-colored bases, all connected by metal framework. Removable partial dentures attach to the natural teeth with metal clasps or devices called precision attachments, which are nearly invisible. Partial dentures are attached to neighboring crowns for support.


Kevin B. Sands DDS
414 Camden Drive
Suite 940
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

P. (310) 273-0111
F. (310) 271-0584