Secure Smiles - Highly Trained & Experienced Denture Specialists
Secure Smiles is a leading tooth replacement office in the Beverly Hills, CA area. Our office was established over 10 years ago by highly trained specialist Dr. Stuart Shlosberg. Dr. Shlosberg received his dental training in England and maintained a private practice in London’s West End before continuing his training at the University of Indiana where he specialized in Prosthodontics. He was appointed to full-time academic positions in restorative dentistry at Harvard University School of Dentistry, Boston and the University of Southern California over the subsequent eight years.
Dr. Shlosberg’s private practice in Beverly Hills is devoted solely to prosthodontics and implant dentistry. He has helped thousands of patients regain their confidence and smiles using his expertise in the field of tooth replacement and prosthodontics.
Dentures & Teeth Replacement Options
When it comes to considering dentures or any kind of tooth replacement, it’s best to know your options. Thanks to breakthroughs in modern dentistry, you can rest assured that many comfortable, high tech tooth replacement options exist. Traditional dentures have also come a long way in the past 10-20 years. Custom made removable dentures can be fitted to be more comfortable and functional than they were decades ago. Dental implants have also made it possible to securely fasten dentures in place. This procedure helps restore more of the natural look, feel and functionality of real teeth. Make sure to know your options and see a specialist who’s trained in the replacement of missing teeth.
Full Teeth Replacement: Removable vs. Implant Supported Dentures
If you're struggling with several missing teeth and constant pain, then you may be a candidate for either removable dentures, or implant supported dentures. Each procedure comes with it's own set of pros and cons, and each should be discussed with your prosthodontist or denture specialist. We've outlined the main points of each procedure, but please feel free to call us with any questions you might have.
Removable Dentures Pros & Cons:
Less costly than dental implants
Less invasive than implants
Removable and easy to clean
Easier to reshape and refit as needed
Do not look or feel as natural
Do not prevent bone loss like implants
Do not allow you to eat certain foods
Implant Supported Dentures Pros & Cons:
Look & feel like natural teeth
Function like natural teeth
Easy to care for, brush & floss normally
Allow you to eat whatever you want
Stops bone loss & deterioration
Can be more expensive than dentures
Can include multiple procedures
Replacing Multiple Teeth: Partial Dentures vs. Dental Implants
When missing one or more teeth in a row, a patient has a few options for replacement: dental implants/bridges, traditional bridges or partial dentures. There are pros and cons to each, and every patient should be evaluated on a case by case basis. Outlined below are some of the key pros and cons to consider when weighing your options.
Remember that knowing your options and discussing them with a prosthodontist or denture specialist is key to your oral health. If you have any questions at all, please feel free to contact Secure Smiles. We offer FREE consultations and treatments plans and are happy to discuss which options are best for you. Call (310) 278.663 or click the button below to contact us today!
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