Partial Dentures

A Natural Looking & Effective Solution For 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. People wear dentures to improve their appearance and comfort while eating. They are designed to rest comfortably on the existing teeth and gums & can help to restore the natural contours of the cheeks, lips, and face.

In severe cases of missing teeth, partial dentures offer major improvements by filling in the gaps left by these teeth & can even make a patient’s smile look completely normal again. This can do wonders for one’s self esteem and can greatly improve the comfortability & chewing ability of the individual.

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 for a more permanent, unremovable solution instead of getting dentures depending on your dental circumstances. They are easier to maintain, but are often a more expensive alternative for treatment.

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).

Partial dentures also offer benefits in reducing the impact that missing teeth can have on your mouth.

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

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The Process of Getting a Set of Partial Dentures

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

Partial Dentures Before and After

Partial Dentures before and after

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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Our Case Studies in Partial Dentures

Visit our partial denture case studies page to see images & descriptions of some of the work we’ve done over the years for our patients.


JoAnn Cataldo
21:06 07 Aug 23
Carson and Acasio Dentistry is great! All staff, including dentists, are very friendly and nice. They actually seem to care how the patients are doing. It's also easy to get there as it's right to the west of Oxnard Blvd.
Shannon Ball
18:19 07 Aug 23
This has been the best dental office we have been to as a family. They are warm, and welcoming. Anytime I have called to make an appointment, we were able to be seen quickly. I highly recommend them!
Rich Sprague
15:03 04 Aug 23
Several years ago, I moved to Oxnard and needed some dental work done. In the past, I have always chosen a dentist who offers Sleep Sedation (IV) which puts one into a state of fantasyland, and which I really like when having serious dental work.Upon looking online, I was pleased to find Carson & Carson and was initially treated by the father, LeRoy. On a subsequent visit where I desired the IV, I did not have the requisite ride home and son Dr. Derek graciously dropped me off at the house. To this day, I am grateful for his kind gesture.A little over a year ago, I broke a tooth and met Dr. Mike Acasio for the first time. He really made me feel comfortable with his incredibly positive and caring bedside manner. I then learned he was becoming a partner in the practice and began a discussion about how I could help them rebrand their practice with a new name and look.They hired me to be their marketing services manager and, among other things, to create a new website which is soon to be launched.During the last few months, I have gotten to see and experience first-hand their practice from top to bottom. The doctors are phenomenally talented and dedicated to care for their patients and provide the best experience one can have (most people, like me, would rather walk on hot coals rather than going to a dentist).The Carson-Acasio staff have a great bond and they are committed to their patients with the best care, and support each other through the process.Then just recently, I needed two teeth removed. Dr. Mike convinced me that he could do the work without sleep sedation. He removed the teeth, which then included a third which was badly infected and joined to the bone , and even had to crack the bone … all without me suffering or panicking.I’ve been going to dentists for a lifetime, and Dr. Mike is the best practitioner I have ever encountered.Over the past year and a half, I’ve learned a lot about dentistry and specifically about the Carson & Acasio practice. I’ve had the opportunity and privilege to be part of their organization and see, for myself, what they do and how they work. These folks simply stand head and shoulders above most people in the field.My mouth thanks them.