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Partial Dentures

A Natural Looking and Effective Solution to Missing Teeth

A partial denture iPartial denture being fit to a model of patient's mouth.s a natural-looking partial set of custom teeth that is used to fill gaps left by missing teeth. As opposed to a Full Denture, a partial denture is a solution more for the individual who is missing only a few teeth rather than all or most of them.  Alternatively, Dental Bridges and Dental Implants can be utilized instead of a set of dentures depending on your dental circumstances.

There are two main categories of partials: removable and irremovable types of partial dentures. Removable partial dentures are the most commonly seen, and within this category there are 3 subsidiary types of dentures: Cast metal (metal frame), Acrylic (plastic), and Flexible Acrylic (flexible plastic clasps).

If you have gaps left by knocked out or missing teeth, a partial denture could be great for:

  • Preventing teeth from shifting around or into open spaces left by missing teeth
  • Helping maintain the shape of your facial structure
  • Making chewing easier
  • Decreasing the risk of gum disease caused by missing teeth

Visit the Oxnard dentist with over 45 years of experience working in Cosmetic Dentistry – Carson & Carson, DDS.

The Process of getting a Partial Denture

The process of crafting a partial dentureLab technician crafting a denture. 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.

Quick & Easy Partial Dentures made on site at Carson & Carson, DDS

The manufacturing of a set of Partial or Full Dentures is all done at our in-house laboratory with the help of our experienced lab technician. With state of the art technology and techniques, our goal is to always make sure your visits to our dental office are an educational, pain free, and comforting experience. If you’re looking for a trustworthy and affordable dental office, then give us a call today at our Oxnard location – (805) 983-0717

Tips on what to expect with new Partial Dentures

  • It takes time to adjust to a partial denture designed to replace your missing teeth. You may have difficulty chewing or speaking properly at first, but over time this will become easier.
  • It becomes easier over time to insert and remove the partial denture from your mouth.
  • The denture should always fit into place with relative ease. If it must be forced into place or is persistently irritating to your gums or teeth, it should be taken to your dentist for readjustment & finetuning.
  • A partial denture is not worn all the time. It is commonly worn during the day and taken off to let the tissues of the mouth rest overnight. Wearing the denture for extended periods may help identify problem areas with its shape
  • Cheap dentures may be a quick fix, but taking the time and money to invest in a set of high-quality dentures is almost always more worth it in the end.

Caring for Partial Dentures

  • Brush twice a day using a fluoride toothpaste and a soft bristled toothbrush or one made specifically for cleaning dentures. Hard bristled brushes can damage the delicate surfaces of your dentures. Wash your dentures well after cleaning them with denture cleaners because they can contain unwanted chemicals.
  • Be wary of using toothpastes on your dentures as some can contain abrasives that can damage the surface of dentures.
  • When washing your dentures, hold them over a towel or sink full of water. Dentures are surprisingly more delicate than normal teeth and can break or shatter easily if dropped.

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Partial Dentures Before and After

Partial Dentures before and after

Our Case Studies in Partial Dentures

Fabricated upper and lower partial dentures

This patient only kept his two front teeth, rather than have a complete full denture. By doing so, he was able to chew all the hard foods that full denture wearers can only dream about i.e. carrots.

New partial to replace old partial denture

This patient had a pre existing partial denture, which gave her a poor contour to her lips, an abnormal smile line and plane of occlusion.

Smile restored with partial dentures

This gentleman had an undetectable set of partials. He was very patient and allowed me to do my best effort. Many patients are in a hurry, and as a result, there are compromises. Partials don’t always have to have visible clasps.

 

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Lamont Yvon
Lamont Yvon
22:50 15 Mar 18
I have had a lot of procedures including 8 implants. There is no better dentist office than Carson and Carson. Dr. Derek Carson (the son of Dr. Leroy Carson) is FANTASTIC! He has learned well from his father (who still works there). Papa is the MAN!, and has been for years. Insane amount of knowledge. The Doctors are THE BEST! The support staff is fun and professional always. I will never go anywhere else.
Casandra Sorenson
Casandra Sorenson
23:05 08 May 18
A dentist that truly understands how much the whole dental trip petrifies me - and helps me overcome it. For the first time, and certainly not the last, he used nitros oxide and I can honestly say I can look at future visits without abject terror. No more waiting until the tooth needs pulled! I may even get my teeth cleaned.
Laura Lassiter
Laura Lassiter
18:32 15 Mar 18
The BEST dental office in Ventura County!! Super friendly staff, easy to schedule appts, no issues with insurance processing, and Dr. Carson makes sure you are always comfortable and pain-free when getting any work done. I've been a patient for over 7 years now and I couldn't be happier! I highly recommend!
Ivon valdez
Ivon valdez
18:13 18 Mar 18
Great office...great dentist ....great staff...very kind and helpful .....
Angel Garcia
Angel Garcia
15:26 27 Jan 18
Fun, friendly staff, that makes you feel comfortable immediately and accommodating...excellent work, i highly recommend'em.
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