Dentures in San Diego, CA

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Overview

Dentures renew your smile and allow you to eat and speak with full confidence again. This restorative solution is a great choice if you need to replace missing teeth. Dentures also support the jaw and cheekbones, preventing them from deteriorating due to the lack of teeth. For patients in San Diego, CA, we can provide partial, full removable, or implant-retained dentures. Full dentures can replace your entire upper arch, lower arch, or both, while partial dentures leave some of your natural teeth to act as support. Additionally, implant-retained dentures can replace both upper and lower teeth to give you a more secure option. 

At Dental Express, our team can help you decide whether full or partial dentures are right for you and make you a beautiful set of custom dentures. Schedule an appointment with one of our dentists to get more information about dentures.

Best Candidates for Dentures

If you’ve lost several teeth or more and you find yourself hiding your smile, you might be a good candidate for removable dentures or implant-retained dentures. But they’re not available to everyone. Patients must have healthy gums and a strong jawbone to provide the right foundation for dentures. If you have natural teeth, they may be removed for a full denture or kept with a partial. At your initial consultation with our team, we will examine your condition and explain your options based on your needs and goals.

What To Expect

If needed, one of our dentists will extract any natural teeth before taking oral impressions. Impressions are what we use to make your custom dentures. Partial dentures are colored to match your remaining teeth for an attractive finish. As soon as your dentures are crafted, we will adjust them for security and comfort.

For implant-retained dentures, patients usually require two appointments to complete the process. We place the implants into the jaw during the first treatment and cover the area with a temporary denture. In five to six months, after the implants have healed and fused with your jawbone to create a sturdy base, you’ll come back in to have the permanent denture placed.

Whichever treatment you get, we’ll teach you how to take good care of your custom dentures.

Follow-Up

It may take some time, but eating and speaking will become easier. Be patient. You might notice yourself salivating more for a little while, and your mouth may be sore for a couple of weeks, but over time you’ll get more comfortable with your new dentures. To help yourself adjust quicker, it might help to practice speaking with your dentures in. If the full, partial, or implanted dentures feel loose, let us know. We’ll adjust them for you as soon as possible. 

Dentures need daily care, just like regular teeth. Clean your dentures with a soft-bristled toothbrush or specialty denture brush two times every day. Hard-bristled toothbrushes can damage your dentures, so steer clear. Whenever you take your dentures out, make sure to soak them to prevent them from drying out or warping. 

Oral care is just as important when you have dentures. Your gum and bone tissue are the bedrock that your dentures are built upon, and maintaining a healthy mouth keeps them strong. Be sure to brush your gums and everywhere in your mouth before putting your dentures in. Maintaining a balanced diet is one of the best ways to improve your oral health, so make healthy choices in the kitchen to help your dentures last as long as possible.

Since your teeth change over time, your dentures will have to be adjusted now and then. Schedule regular cleanings and exams at Dental Express so we can check the fit and wear of your restoration and the health of your jaw and gums. If you take proper care of your dentures, they’ll last anywhere from five to ten years. 

Insurance Coverage

If you have insurance, some of the cost of your custom dentures is usually paid for. Our office will contact your insurance company to determine your coverage and personal expenses. In your initial consultation with our team, we will customize your treatment to match your needs and budget. Dental Express accepts several payment forms to help make your dentures affordable with or without dental insurance, including low-interest medical financing.

Removable Dentures

Losing your teeth doesn't have to be the end of your smile. Removable dentures help you regain confidence in your smile and restore your ability to speak and eat properly. Our dentists are happy to offer custom-made removable partial and full dentures for patients in San Diego, CA. Receive more information on how dentures can restore your oral health by scheduling an appointment today at Dental Express.

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