Replacing missing teeth with dentures is a common solution for patients in the Beverly Hills, California area. Drs. Frank Vidjak and Fanny Yacaman of Beverly Hills Advanced Specialties of Dentistry are dedicated to ensuring patients have this and other options available to them. Our team of professionals are here to help in choosing the type of denture that might be best for an individual.

What types of dentures are available?

Our practice is pleased to offer several varieties of dentures for patient consideration. They include:

  • Partial dentures – a partial denture is a denture that has a metal and acrylic framework. It uses the adjacent teeth for support and is used in replacing one or several teeth within the dental arch. This removable appliance is easy to care for and simple to adjust when changes occur. This is one of the more economical options when compared to dental bridges and dental implants.
  • Full dentures – full dentures are the dentures patients often think about when the term comes to mind. Full dentures are used in replacing all the teeth in the dental arch. These appliances are made of acrylic and include false teeth and gum tissues to complete the smile’s appearance. Full dentures are one of the most effective ways of replacing all the teeth in the mouth on the upper and/or lower jaw.
  • Implant-retained dentures – another option that we offer is that of implant-retained dentures. Drs. Frank Vidjak and Fanny Yacaman may suggest this solution for patients who are unhappy with the fit and function of traditional full dentures and want a more stable and sturdy support. Dental implants are placed along the ridge of the dental arch and are used in stabilizing a conservative denture. This method allows our patients the best in functionality, though they can be a more expensive alternative.

Learn more about dentures with our team at Beverly Hills Advanced Specialties of Dentistry today!

Drs. Frank Vidjak and Fanny Yacaman encourage new and current patients to call (310) 878-6455 to schedule a consultation visit with our staff at 465 North Roxbury Drive, Ste. #703. We are dedicated to offering Beverly Hills, CA area patients teeth replacement options that meet their needs.

Frequently asked questions

A visit to a prosthodontist is the best place to start to determine whether dentures are a solution for you. A prosthodontist concentrates on repairing and replacing teeth, including dentures, for the most challenging situations. A prosthodontist can also advise you on if another treatment choice might be more suited to your specific condition.

Dentures come in a variety of styles for patients to consider. These comprise partial dentures, full dentures, and implant-retained dentures.

It’s typical to suffer slight discomfort when you initially get your new dentures, but this should lessen as your mouth adjusts to them. You must see your prosthodontist regularly to modify your dentures as you recover.

Certainly, you can wear your dentures at night; however, it is recommended that you remove them. Remove your dentures before going to bed to allow your gums and bone to rest from the pressure of the denture during the day. Dentures should be washed at night and kept in water overnight.

Most patients must learn how to utilize dentures correctly, so it takes some time to become accustomed to them. You should be able to eat normally after a while, but it may take a bit to get used to harder or stickier meals.

The skilled doctors at our practice are Frank M. A. Vidjak, DDS, MSEd and Fanny Yacaman, DDS, MSEd, MS.

Doctors Bio Image - Dr.Frank Vidjak
Dr. Vidjak has been a prosthodontist for over two decades, with his private practice in Beverly Hills from 1989. A USC School of Dentistry graduate, he completed his specialty training in prosthodontics and an MS in Medical Education at USC where he also taught the School of Dentistry. He was its Clinical Director of the Advanced Prosthodontic Program and International Student Program too.

Doctors Bio Image - Dr. Fanny Yacaman
Dr. Yacaman received her DDS from the University Technologica of Mexico and served the clinical faculty in Endodontics at Unitec. She practiced Endodontics in Mexico City for over 10 years. She has an advanced specialty certificate in Advanced Microscopic Endodontics and Microsurgery and a Master of Science in Medical Education from the USC and has been a Clinical Faculty member at the UCLA School of Dentistry Department of Endodontics for more than 15 years. She specializes in Root Resorption treatment, having researched on External Root Resorption for over 15 years for a Master’s in Craniofacial Molecular Biology at USC’s Center for Craniofacial Molecular Biology. She is one of four Endodontists in United States that can treat Root Resorption. She is a local and international lecturer in Endodontics and Microsurgery and has received many awards and has published articles in the area.