Affordable Full & Partial Dentures
If you have recently lost your ability to chew or speak properly because of missing or pulled teeth, then dentures could be an effective and affordable solution to restore your smile today. Applied to different conditions than Partial Dentures, full dentures are a custom-made set of fake teeth designed to fill the holes left in your smile by lost permanent teeth. This set of teeth is generally worn during the day and taken off at night. Visit our types of dentures page to learn more about the different kinds of dentures offered at Carson & Carson, DDS.
More Natural Looking and Comfortable Than Ever Before
Advancements in dental technology have made dentures more comfortable and natural looking than they have ever been in the past. Modern denture wearers have more options in food choices & have far less compatibility issues as the entire process is mapped out in 3D before any treatment begins.Contact Us For Same Day Dentures
The Process of Getting Dentures
The process of creating dentures to fit your exact dental circumstances starts between 8 to 12 weeks after the teeth are lost or extracted from your mouth. A mold of the mouth tissues is taken and models are created based on this mold. The dentures are constructed piece by piece on this model and then tested with the patient’s mouth to ensure that they will work properly when used. This step of the process takes about 4-5 weeks on average with a visit to the dentist once a week. It is important to revisit your dentist and have the dentures adjusted if they are causing any discomfort or irritation along the oral tissues.
Make Your Dentures More Comfortable Today
As many denture wearers have had most if not all of their teeth removed, the gums and the supporting bone tissue can start to recede. This can change the landscape of the gums over time, making dentures fit less perfectly and creating an uncomfortable experience that may negatively affect one’s quality of life. But there are a number of solutions that a dentist can implement to help improves these types of issues. These solutions include:
- Denture Reline – The shape of the dentures are reworked to better fit the changing contour of the gums.
- Denture Reline with Dental Implants – A denture that is reshaped to be supported by either mini or full-sized implants offers a much more permanent, stable, and comfortable solution for those struggling to use their dentures every day. This process is a bit longer than the reline as it does take time for the implants to settle before they can be used to support the denture.
- Porcelain Roundhouse – A full replacement of the denture set with permanently fixed, mini dental implants and porcelain crowns. The roundhouse is a a modern dental treatment that offers better stability, a more comfortable experience, and less maintenance.
Dentures Before and After
Adjusting to Dentures
Over time, your mouth will change shape causing dentures to loosen or become irritating to the gums. When seen often enough (annually or earlier) a dentist can reline, remake, or rebase your dentures to adjust for normal wear and return their shape to being perfectly comfortable. Just like normal teeth, dentures should be brushed daily to avoid the buildup of unwanted plaque or odors.
Adhesives for dentures are typically not necessary, but there are situations where they improve the stability, retention, bite force, and sense of security for the user of the dentures.
Individuals who have a chronic dry mouth, elderly folks susceptible to stroke, or who are currently taking cold remedies are prime candidates for the use of adhesive with their dentures.
Denture adhesives should not be used when: the adhesive is not going to fix the underlying problem like a badly fitting set of dentures, when your mouth cannot be regularly cleaned, or when adhesives have been used for a prolonged time period.
Denture Case Studies
Take a look at some of the denture case studies from our work over the years.
Restore Confidence in Your Smile Today
With over 45 years of experience serving Oxnard & Ventura County, our dental experts at Carson & Carson, DDS have improved lives for decades offering a multitude of dental services like dentures and dental implants. Schedule an appointment or speak to a qualified professional about how dentures could be the solution to fix your dental dilemma. Call our Oxnard office at (805) 983-0717.