What Is A Denture?
A traditional denture consists of multiple teeth on a metal frame and a gum colored plastic base to replace some or all of the teeth on the upper or lower jaw.
Dentures are normally secured with clips or denture paste and can be removed by the patient.
Smile Again With Confidence
Dentures can provide an affordable option for those suffering from missing teeth. Dentures will improve your ability to chew food compared to missing teeth. They will improve your smile and improve your confidence.
My Smile San Diego Dental Center offers a range of quality, affordable dentures for almost any budget and backs them with our exclusive quality guarantee.
4 Steps to Achieve Your New Smile
Start With A Free Consultation
At your consultation, you'll receive free X-rays, a dental exam, and discuss your treatment details with one of our Doctors. We'll then take impressions of both the upper and lower gums.
Take Bite Impressions
The second visit is where you will take bite impressions to decide the length of the new teeth to create a perfect bite.
The third visit allows us to see what the dentures will look like, adjust them for size and get the laboratory to make any final adjustments.
Visit number four ends with you leaving with a completely installed brand new pair of dentures so that you can begin to eat and speak like you used to while improving your appearance.
Your Ideal Smile Is Closer Than You Think
Regain your confidence with natural looking teeth and a beautiful smile.
Our in-house lab saves you time with fewer in-office dental visits.
Multiple materials and models to choose from to fit every budget.
Dentures Made To Fit Your Lifestyle
Comfortable to Wear
The combination of careful measurements, state of the art equipment and skilled technicians produce dentures that fit comfortably and snugly.
Our state of the art equipment and skilled technicians craft dentures with such detail you'd swear they were natural teeth.
Eat More of What You Want
Properly fitting dentures won't restore the biting power you once had with natural teeth but they will allow you to eat more of what you like without discomfort.
Frequently Asked Questions
Most patients need to learn how to use dentures properly and as a result, it takes a little time to get used to them. After a while, you should be able to eat fairly normally, but it may take more time to get comfortable with harder foods or sticky foods. Using a small amount of denture adhesive (no more than three or four pea-sized dabs on each denture) may help stabilize the dentures and help hold them in place while you learn how to get comfortable with them and may make the learning process easier.
Chewing gum: Dentures and chewing gum do not usually work well together, no matter which brand of chewing gum you decide to try. The gum typically sticks to the acrylic plastic in the denture and may break a seal on the dentures, which will loosen them as a result. Gum may remain stuck to the denture and eventually harden and discolor. Ultimately, if you wear dentures, you should avoid chewing gum.
It’s hard to predict how much of the upper and lower jaw will remain after 20 years without teeth. When teeth are removed, often the bone that held them in slowly shrinks over time. This doesn’t happen to everyone, but it’s normal after tooth removal. It’s important that dentures are made properly to fit well and keep minimum stress on the bone. It’s not likely that you’ll have all the bone you started with after 20 years of not wearing a denture. Your dentist or prosthodontist should annually examine your mouth to assure ideal oral health, including the bone level that would be below your dentures.
Yes, you can wear your dentures at night but it is preferred that they be removed. You should remove your dentures at night and this will give your gums and bone a chance to relax from the pressure of the denture during the day. If you need to wear your dentures for social reasons or to prevent your jaws from over closing, you should find time during the day to properly clean your mouth and your prostheses. You should never wear your dentures 24 hours a day without performing proper oral hygiene. Dentures should be cleaned at night and stored in water during the night.
Brushing: Do not brush your dentures with normal toothpaste. Toothpastes are designed to be used on teeth, and they often contain materials and chemicals that help whiten and strengthen teeth, but may harm dentures, which are made of very durable plastic. Even though the plastic is strong, it is not as strong as the enamel of teeth and may be scratched by using toothpaste to clean your dentures. You should use a dishwashing liquid and a special denture brush to clean your dentures by hand every day. After rinsing them thoroughly, soak your dentures in a water-based cleaning solution overnight.
Permanent dentures are retained by screws onto dental implants and cannot be removed by a patient; they can only be removed by your dentist. Permanent dentures can dramatically improve the fit and stability of a denture and greatly improve a patient's biting power. Another benefit of dental implants is their ability to slow or halt the progression of bone loss in the jaw that typically occurs when natural teeth and teeth roots are no longer present.
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