Complete and Partial Dentures

Denturesin Whittier

Restore your smile and ability to eat and speak properly with our highly esthetic and natural-looking dentures at Perfect Smile Dental Group in Whittier.

What are Benefits of a Dentures?

  • Improve Appearance of Your Smile & Boost Self-Confidence.
  • Provide a more Youthful-Looking Appearance.
  • Restore your ability to eat and talk properly.
  • Prevent collapsed face from missing teeth.
  • Inexpensive dental treatment options to replace missing teeth.
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3 Types of Dentures

At Perfect Smile Dental Group in Whittier, our dentist is highly trained in three types of dentures: Complete dentures, partial dentures and implants-supported overdentures.

Complete Dentures

Complete Dentures is an inexpensive restorative dental treatment for patients with no teeth.

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Metal Framework Partial Dentures is an inexpensive restorative dental treatment for patients with “some” missing teeth.  The missing teeth are replaced by plastic denture teeth.  The Partial denture anchors on remaining teeth with metal clasps (hooks).

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Overdentures is the best denture treatment options with the highest comfort and highest retention to avoid any embarrassing slipping of dentures.  The complete denture is anchored down by 2-4 implants placed in the jawbone.

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Loss of Vertical Dimension of the Face

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When patients experience tooth loss and does not support the face with dentures or dental implants, the dimension of the face changes over time.

Denture Home Care

Dentures should be kept clean each day to avoid development of fungus in the mouth by soaking the dentures in a cup of water with a denture cleaning tablet, such as Polident or Efferdent.  If there are food debris between the denture teeth, a denture toothbrush should be used to remove them. Avoid brushing your dentures with your toothbrush and toothpaste because this can create scratches in the dentures that allow bacteria to reside and create bad odor.

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Frequently Asked Questions

A set of complete dentures for the top & bottom cost on average around $3000-3,500.

When dentures are first placed, they can rub against the gums and cheeks and cause irritation.  Several Adjustments to the dentures must be made so they can be comfortable and fit well for you.

Dentures can last between 5- 10 years but can last longer depending on how well you maintained the dentures.

Depending on how many teeth you have, different types of dentures are recommended for you by your dentist.  Complete dentures are recommended for patients with no teeth remaining.  Partial dentures are recommended for patients with remaining teeth.

After tooth loss, without wearing dentures, the dimension of the face starts to change and lose its shape.  You will experience sagging skin around the eyes and mouth. Eventually, it will result in the appearance of a “collapsed face” due to significant bone loss.

Dentures are usually made with plastic teeth.  The most natural looking dentures are made with porcelain teeth. Porcelain denture teeth are more esthetic and more resistant to wear and tear.

Implant-supported dentures have the highest retention and natural-looking appearance, as they closely resemble the function and appearance of natural teeth.

Dentures should be wore during the day and soaked in a cup with denture cleaning tablet to disinfect the bacteria and to prevent fungus from forming inside the mouth.

Although you no longer have teeth, your mouth and gum do need to be kept clean by gently brushing your gums and kept clean with mouth rinse to prevent oral fungus and bad odors.

Dental implant is the better option than dentures because they mimic your real teeth. With dental implants, there is no hassle with removing your denture to clean after a meal.  Dental implant function, look and feel like your real teeth. 

Foods to avoid with dentures are Hard foods and chewy sticky foods.

Avoid Hard foods: Hard candy, nuts, chips, popcorn because they can cause dentures to slip or crack.

Avoid chewy sticky foods: Sticky candy can pull the dentures off.  Sticky candy can trap bacteria beneath the denture leading to irritation or fungus infections.

Dentures are made from acrylic and plastic teeth and can break when biting into hard foods.  You should not snap into an apple as this can break your denture.  You can still enjoy your apply by cutting it up into small pieces.

Dentures has less chewing force compared to natural teeth.  Steak can be difficult to chew, but you don’t have to avoid steak entirely. You can still enjoy steak by cutting it up into small pieces.

Curious about our Insurance Policy?

Perfect Smile Dental Group in Whittier accepts most insurance plans. Aetna, AlwaysCare, Unum, Anthem, Ameritas, Blue shield of California, Cigna, Careington Care, Delta Dental, Geha, Guardian, Humana, Metlife, Principal, Sun Life, United Healthcare. See how simple and affordable better oral health can be!
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Emily Le
Emily Le
2024-02-14
I have been seeing Dr. Yang for quite a while now and I can tell he is very caring and professional. I just got my crown done and I'm very satisfied with my care. A definite 5-star experience!
Raymond D
Raymond D
2024-02-14
Visited Perfect Smile Dental recently and was completely impressed! The office was clean and welcoming. Dr. Yang was skillful and informative about what needed to be done with my teeth. Highly recommended!
Leslie Ortiz
Leslie Ortiz
2024-02-09
First time coming to a new location and I had a great experience. The staff was friendly and the doctor explained to me what needed to be done thoroughly. I was nervous at first but all my questions were answered. I got an appointment on the same day I called as well and I was pleased!
Saul Lopez
Saul Lopez
2024-02-09
Great Doctor and Assistants.. Customer Service 100%
maria H
maria H
2024-02-07
Went for the first time as a new patient with my husband & 3 yr old son The front desk staff was so sweet, Magdalena was her name(I’m like 70% sure that was her name) anyways she was so sweet. The dental assistant was also super sweet when i was taken to the back. I did let her know i was pregnant and couldn’t do x-rays and her and the doctor agreed no x-rays would be done. But neither of them made a big deal, like previous offices did. The doctor was super gentle, even though we couldn’t do x-rays he did take pictures with a small probe and showed me on a giant screen all the work that needed to be done. He was not pushy on getting all the dental work done at once, since i am pregnant and wants to wait until the baby is born. The doctor spent roughly around 30-40 minutes with me answering all my questions and did the cleaning as well. Overall super happy we found this office on yelp. My husband also had his apt and helped him with a care plan, payment plan, and cleaning. And they were extremely careful and gentle with my squirmy 3 year old. Overall amazing experience, like i said so happy i found this office. Also, wanted to mentioned the doctor made a comment that really caught my attention. He said “my office wouldn’t be what it is without my staff” shows how much he appreciates his employees.
Skylar Pharm
Skylar Pharm
2024-02-02
This is the best dentist in Whittier! My first impression is that the office is nice and very clean. It is a modern dental clinic, they have the latest technology. The staff is professional and friendly. They brought me in right away. Dr. Yang is very thorough and professional. He explains everything to me and answers all my questions. He also gives me advice on how to take better care of my teeth at home. I had a crown done. I absolutely love it. The crown looks very nice and natural. I got a lot of compliments from my friends. The appointments were painless, they made me feel comfortable. I was very impressed with the doctor and his staff. I’d definitely recommend this place. I had a great experience and will be back for my dental implant.
Jennifer Diaz
Jennifer Diaz
2024-02-01
This a great dental office. I am very happy I found them. They have a very clean facility and the whole staff is great. Everyone is very friendly. The dentist is very thorough and he explains everything. They have up to date technology. They are accommodating to scheduling as well. I highly recommend them to anyone looking for a dentist.
Daughter OfChrist
Daughter OfChrist
2023-12-28
Highly recommend. Staff is professional, office is clean, technology is up to date , I really appreciated that the Assistant printed out and gave me a copy of my breakdown of insurance and fees due regarding dental work needed . The other dentist I had seemed very crowded and overbooked at my appointments. This dental appt. Was minimum wait, not alot of people in waiting room.
Ceylon Reynosa
Ceylon Reynosa
2023-12-27
My experience was great! Nurse was amazing and so was the dr. Very informative and great experience. I will be back
Chung Yang
Chung Yang
2023-12-25
I came in with a broken tooth and they saw me the same day. When I arrive at this office, they saw me right away! The dentist was very knowledgeable and he was good in telling me what needs to be done. I knew my teeth look shorter over time, but I didn’t even know I was grinding my teeth that was why my tooth broke. The staff was friendly and the office looks very nice and clean. I loved that they explained everything to me very clearly before they start work on my tooth. I highly recommend this dentist.
Elizabeth M.
Elizabeth M.
2023-10-14
I have nothing but positive things to say about this dental clinic. They saw me as soon as possible when I broke my filling and tooth and wasted no time in getting me prepped and ready for a crown. Dr. Yang is amazing. I feel very comfortable with him and his staff. He always makes sure I'm alright and not in pain before proceeding with the next step and explains everything thoroughly. I'm very happy I found him and his clinic. I couldn't ask for a better team. I definitely recommend him. 10/10 best dentist!
Gilbert P.
Gilbert P.
2023-10-14
I cannot say enough good things about this office. Dr. Yen is a master of his craft, i have complete confidence in his ability. I hadn't had dental check in 15 plus years and he found all my problems. I will be returning to him to address them in the near future. The front desk cleric Magdalena (hope this is correct spelling) is very knowledgeable, she will guild you thru the process with ease. It never good news to be told you need dental work, but she makes it as easy as possible. I will update this after my dental work is done and fully recovered. Furthermore, they give you an easy-to-understand paperwork detailing everything just be sure to double check the back page. I know I'm forgetting something it will be in the next update.
Bernard D.
Bernard D.
2023-08-24
I developed a toothache right before my first vacation in 10 years. They were open on Saturday and took me in, took care of the problem and saved my vacation. They explain everything, take pictures and show you what's going on. There is a lot of attention to detail. Very personable and professional too. I recommend this place.
V 2.
V 2.
2023-06-08
Professional, friendly staff, extremely clean and well kept office. A friend of mine recommended this office to me. I'm a very picky person and they definitely met my high expectations. Highly recommended!
K R.
K R.
2023-06-08
Went to Perfect Smile for a teeth cleaning. They were very professional and friendly, and the office is very nice and clean. Will be going back!
Iris K.
Iris K.
2023-05-27
Dr. Yang and the staff are so nice and helpful. The office is very clean and organized. Dr. Yang is very thorough and explains exactly what the problem is and how to prevent/treat them. I love that they are not pushy with any treatments unlike other dental offices...Thank you so much for making my teeth healthy again!
Kimme P.
Kimme P.
2023-05-10
My mom saw Dr. Yang for an abscessed tooth and other significant dental issues that were causing her pain. Dr. Yang and his staff took such great care of my mom. The attentiveness and warmth they showed her made her feel so happy. She is so very happy with all the work that Dr. Yang has done. She cannot thank him enough and speaks very highly of him and his staff. Thank you, Dr. Yang and staff, for being so good to my mom. She appreciates it more than anything.
Skylar P.
Skylar P.
2023-04-09
Dr. Yang was very thorough in explaining my treatment to me. I never had any dentist in the past point out cavities on the x-rays. He took pictures of the cavities to show them to me. I was very impressed with the doctor and his staff. They were friendly, which made me feel comfortable during visit. I would recommend this dentist.
kevin l.
kevin l.
2022-12-24
I just had the best teeth cleaning service. The staffs and dentist are friendly and professional. I feel my teeth are very clean. Dr Yang took his time to educate me on how to properly floss my teeth. Very happy with their service, definitely will come again!
Claire L.
Claire L.
2022-12-19
Dr. Yang and his staff made me feel super comfortable and at home. He was gentle and explained everything. I feel comfortable and safe under his care. Highly recommend to anyone!

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