Dentures and Partials

Dentures are a Solution for Missing Teeth

Feeling hopeless about your multiple missing teeth? Dentures are a great option for restoring your smile.

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Dentures and Partials

Tooth loss is very prevalent in America. It is estimated that 3 out of every 4 people is missing at least one tooth, with one out of five people missing all of their teeth.

When you are missing multiple teeth, your situation can start to feel hopeless; however, you should know that there are excellent solutions for restoring even an entire arch of missing teeth, and Ocean Smiles can help!

What Is a Denture?

A full denture is a removable appliance that takes the place of a full arch of missing teeth. It fits snugly and relies on suction, or sometimes an adhesive, to stay in place.

Today’s dentures are designed with your skin tone and facial structure in mind so they are much more esthetically appealing and fit better than dentures in the past. There is, however, still a learning curve as you get used to talking and eating with your new teeth, and your denture may require some adjusting to ensure a proper fit.

What Is a Partial Denture?

A partial denture is designed to replace multiple missing teeth, while helping the patient retain a large number of their own healthy teeth. A partial anchors to your remaining teeth with metal clasps, and the appliance has prosthetic teeth attached to fill in the open spaces – similar to a puzzle piece.

Dr. Chen customizes your partial so it complements your smile while restoring lost function. Your partial can also be removed, which makes cleaning and caring for it easier.

Implant-Supported Dentures

Partials and dentures can also be supported with dental implants, offering patients a more secure fit than ever before and eliminating any slippage or movement for denture wearers when talking or eating.

A few dental implants are strategically placed into your jawbone, and your denture is designed to “snap” into them. Not only do implants provide a secure fit, they also help to keep your jawbone healthy, which helps you avoid the deterioration that is often associated with dentures. This means your implant-supported denture will provide better longevity.

Which Option Is Right for Me?

Dr. Chen is happy to meet with patients during a consultation to determine which type of prosthetic may best suit your needs, lifestyle, and budget. He will discuss your goals for your smile with you to make the best recommendations for treatment.

If you have found yourself living with more than one missing tooth, the first thing to remember is not to lose hope. Losing your teeth can feel devastating; however, there are solutions, and a call to Ocean Smiles Family Dentistry is the first step to restoring your smile and your confidence.

Meet Our Doctor:

Dr. Steven Chen

Dr. Steven, as patients like to call him, was born in Taiwan and moved to Los Angeles at an early age.  Following in the footsteps of his father, who is an experienced prosthodontist practicing in Taipei, he is ecstatic to implement the skills he has mastered throughout his career in his own practice.  

In addition, Dr. Steven spends countless hours in continuing education every year to further hone his clinical skills. He prides himself in his conservative approach to dentistry and his emphasis on proper maintenance to ensure oral disease …

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Camilla B.

If you are looking for a great dentist in Monterey Park, Montebello, or East Los Angeles check out Dr. Chen. I have had check-ups, cleanings, root canals, and bridge work. I can confidently recommend the staff here. The dental work is first rate, and the work is done in a reasonable amount of time. I need evening hours or Saturdays and have always been able to get an appointment quickly. The most important thing to me is that Dr. Chen is a GENTLE, fast working dentist. My mom is 91, and he is GENTLE enough for her!

Ocean Smiles Family Dentistry

5453 East Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90022
Phone (323) 723-8249
Fax (323) 721-9132


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Tue   10:30AM –  7:00PM
Wed  10:30AM  – 7:00PM
Thu   9:00AM    – 6:00PM
Fri     9:00AM    – 6:00PM
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