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3435 Ocean Park Blvd Suite #205 Santa Monica, CA 90405
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Dentures make it easier to eat and speak better than you could without teeth.


Dentures are removable appliances that can replace missing teeth and surrounding tissues. If you’ve lost all or some of your natural teeth, whether from gum disease, tooth decay or injury, replacing missing teeth will benefit your appearance and your health.


How long would it take to get used to dentures?

It will take a few weeks to get used to your new dentures. During this period they may feel odd or loose. Few in-office adjustments may be needed. The muscles of your cheek and tongue need time to learn how to keep them in place. You may experience minor irritation or soreness and your saliva flow may temporarily increase. These problems will diminish as you adjust to your new dentures. Please contact us if any of those problems persists for more than a month.


How do I maintain my dentures?

Dentures are very similar to natural teeth. They will retain food particles and plaque, and they may stain over time. You need to maintain them just like maintaingn your natural teeth.

  • Rinse your dentures
  • Brush all the surfaces of the dentures with a soft toothbrush and a non-abrasive toothpaste
  • Clean your mouth including your gums, cheeks, roof of your mouth and tongue
  • Keep your dentures in water when not wearing them
  • Denture wearers may use adhesives. Depending the materials and your personal preferences we will recommend appropriate cleansers and adhesives

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Our Medical Specialists

Our goal is to ensure the most pleasant dental experience possible for our patients.

Dr. Lilly Koeff
Lilly T. Koeff, DDS
Doctor of Dental Surgery

Dr. Lilly Koeff received her dental degree in 1985.

A fourth-generation dentist, Dr. Koeff is a member of the California Dental Association, the American Dental Association and the Western Los Angeles Dental Society.