What to Expect with Removable Partial Dentures | Manhattan Beach Dentist


Removable Partial Dentures consist of replacement teeth attached to pink or gum-colored plastic bases. Depending on your situation, your dentist will custom design a set of dentures for you. Removable partial dentures are a great solution for patients who are on a budget as they provide patients with multiple missing teeth, however at a less invasive and less pricey cost. They are also a stepping stone in rebuilding one’s teeth as you may add future teeth as time goes on. This is what you should expect from your removable partial dentures in the future:

  • The beginning stages of your dentures will prove to feel slightly awkward or bulky. With any procedure in which you are adding or placing new items to your teeth, this will take some getting used to. Eventually it will become a normal feeling, and you won’t even realize they’re there.
  • Inserting and removing the dentures will take practice.
  • Your denture should fit with ease. If not, your dentist will take the time to make the necessary adjustments.
  • Get used to wearing your dentures all the time at first. The quickest way to make necessary adjustments is to make you identify the problem areas as soon as possible.
  • Eating will come in time. At first, eating will be an adjustment, as you won’t be able to tell which foods will be suited for you, however, your dentist should give you a run down as to what you should and shouldn’t be eating and at what time you may begin eating certain foods.

For more information on how removable partial dentures can enhance your smile call Dr. Yamada in Manhattan Beach, CA at 310-546-2595 or visit www.anthonyyamadadds.com.

Dr. Yamada also proudly accepts patients from Manhattan Beach, Ranchos Palos Verdes, Los Angeles, Redondo Beach, Palos Verdes Estates, Torrance, Playa Del Rey, and surrounding areas.

Linking Stress and Periodontal Disease| Manhattan Beach Dentist


Did you know that the more stressed out you are, the more stress is placed on your oral health? Scientists have reviewed more than two dozen studies conducted between 1990 and 2006 to determine whether negative life events and psychological factors might contribute to an increased susceptibility to periodontal disease.

According to the results, 57 percent of the studies found a link between stress, distress, anxiety, depression, and loneliness to periodontal disease. Increased levels or cortisol, which is produced during times of stress, might be a contributing factor in lowering the body’s immunity.

As stress is a possible link to periodontal disease, here are some other factors that increase your risk for periodontal disease:

  • Tobacco smoking or chewing;
  • Systemic diseases such as diabetes;
  • Some types of medication such as steroids, some types of anti-epilepsy drugs, cancer therapy drugs, some calcium channel blockers and oral contraceptives;
  • Bridges that no longer fit properly;
  • Crooked teeth;
  • Fillings that have become defective;
  • Pregnancy or use of oral contraceptives.

For more information about periodontal disease and treatment options call Dr. Yamada in Manhattan Beach, CA at 310-567-2595 or visit www.anthonyyamadadds.com

Dr. Yamada of Manhattan Beach, CA also proudly accepts patients from Ranchos Palos Verdes, Los Angeles, Redonda Beach, Palos Verdes Estates, Torrance, Playa Del Rey, and surrounding areas.