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Dentures & Partial Dentures

San Diego Dentures Specialists

Getting the right fit for your dentures involves a bit of both science and art. Your dentist must be skilled and experienced – completing a full facial profile analysis to ensure the best possible fit, and truly natural smile. Nothing is more important than function, so we make sure every pair of dentures we fit work well for chewing and speaking in comfort.

As your denture expert, Dr. Paige Woods excels in proper placement, preventing that “denture look”, and ensuring that your dentures are completely comfortable.

What Are My Dentures Options?

Two kinds of dentures are available to meet your needs: complete dentures and partials. Complete dentures take the place of all the teeth in your mouth while partial dentures are used when some of your natural teeth remain. In addition to looking and working like natural teeth, partials keep teeth from shifting as well. You can have a complete denture on the top and a partial on the bottom or vice versa.

Complete dentures can be conventional or immediate. Conventional dentures are made after teeth and excess gum tissue has been removed and the gums have healed, often four to six weeks later. Immediate dentures are provided in advance of final extractions and placed in your mouth immediately after your natural teeth are removed. That means you don’t have to go without teeth, but later adjustments are required as you heal.

Are Denture Alternatives Available?

Dental Implants are a sensible alternative to dentures in many cases. They can be used to support permanent bridges, making removable dentures unnecessary.

The cost of implants is higher than for dentures, but dental implants used along with bridges give you a mouth feel very similar to real teeth. They are being used increasing, but not everyone is a good candidate. Ask for advice about whether dental implants are a practical solution for you.

Are Dentures Covered By Insurance?

In most cases they are. The majority of dental insurance providers cover at least a portion of the cost of dentures. Wonder whether yours does or not? Contact Brighton Dental at (619) 640-5100 to learn more about our experience with your dental coverage provider.

What’s Involved In Getting Dentures?

Properly fitting dentures takes several appointments over a three-week to six-week period. After Dr. Woods determines what will work best for you, here’s what happens:
  • We make impressions of your jaw, take precise measurements and determine the space between your jaws.
  • We craft wax forms, models or plastic patterns in the specific shape and position we believe is best for so you can try them out in our office. We’ll take a look at shape, color, fit and other factors and make adjustments as necessary.
  • We cast a final denture for you and fit it.
  • We take whatever actions are required to ensure that your dentures fit as promised.
Then, you can go about your life with a great new smile and the ability to eat and speak normally, perhaps for the first time in many years.

“Patient comfort is our highest priority, and that means creating beautiful, comfortable dentures that will restore your smile.” 
Dr. Paige Woods, DDS

For a Free Consultation with Doctor Woods, call (619) 640-5100