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Denture materials and technologies have undergone dramatic improvements in the last few decades. Gone are the days of fake-looking dentures that slip and cause irritation in your mouth. At Shadowridge Dental Group, we provide patients in the San Marcos, CA area who need some or all of their teeth replaced with natural-looking, highly functional dentures & partial dentures that improve your ability to chew your food, support your facial tissues for a more youthful appearance, and enable you to smile with confidence again.

Types of dentures

Dentures can be made from a variety of materials to suit your needs, such as an acrylic, nylon, or metal framework and either porcelain or resin for the teeth. From partial to full and removable to permanent, patients have never had more options when it comes to replacing their teeth with dentures.

  • Full dentures replace an entire arch of teeth
  • Partial dentures replace one or more missing teeth
  • Removable dentures are held in place with natural suction, denture adhesives, or clasps, and are completely removable for oral hygiene and sleeping
  • Permanent dentures are secured in place with dental implants and/or crowns and are not removable, but offer enhanced stability and function
  • Immediate dentures are placed on the same day as your tooth extractions so you don’t need to go for any length of time without teeth

What to expect when you get dentures

The first step in replacing your teeth with dentures is a thorough evaluation and consultation with one of our dentists. We will evaluate your bone structure, teeth, and gums and talk with you about your treatment preferences before recommending one or more options to replace your teeth. The best type and material of denture for you will depend on a number of factors, such as how many teeth you are replacing, their location in your mouth, whether you want removable or permanent dentures, and your current oral health. If you will be having dental implants placed to secure your dentures in place, we will talk with you about that process and what to expect so you are well-educated and confident about your treatment plan.

After deciding together with you how to proceed, our dental team will take impressions of your mouth and send those to the dental laboratory, where your dentures will be custom-made for a perfect, snug fit. If appropriate, we will provide you with a temporary denture during this time. Once your new dentures are ready, you will come back in to the office and we will make any minor adjustments necessary for the optimal fit. In addition, we will spend ample time with you talking about how to take care of your new dentures and how to make the adjustment period as comfortable as possible.

Schedule your consultation today!

With natural-looking, functional dentures, patients are able to enjoy their lives more fully. At Shadowridge Dental Group, we take pride in helping improve our patients’ quality of life through optimal oral health! If you are located in the in the San Marcos, Oceanside, Carlsbad, Escondido, Encinitas, or surrounding communities, call us at (760) 284-8111 to schedule your consultation today.