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Dentures and Partial Dentures

Dentures in Santa Barbara, CA

At See Me Smile Dental, we understand just how important it is to be able to smile and eat without worry or pain. Dentures provide a cost-effective and attractive way to fix your tooth loss and get back to living your life! Dentures are available in full or partial sets, which are custom-made to ensure that they feel natural and comfortable at all times.

What Are Dentures?

Dentures are easily removable replacements for missing teeth. We provide multiple types of dentures, and we'll help you choose the option that fits you best.

Why Would I Need Partial Dentures?

Partial dentures fill in gaps left by missing teeth when some of your natural teeth remain. These dentures are anchored by clasps attached to your natural teeth and are easily removable.

What Are Conventional or Complete Dentures?

These removable dentures provide an entire set of replacement teeth, and are best for when all your teeth are missing.

How Are Overdentures Different Than Partial Dentures?

Overdentures are used when some teeth can be saved to help preserve your natural jawbone stability and support for teeth and dentures. Overdentures are held in place by dental implants and are also removable.

What Are Immediate or Temporary Dentures?

These removable dentures are inserted on the same day any remaining teeth are removed. They serve as temporary teeth for more normal functioning while tissue surrounding removal points heal and new, permanent dentures are created. Your dentist will take measurements and make models of your jaw during this first visit to create the permanent complete dentures.

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Dentures in Santa Barbara CA

What Are the benefits of Dentures

Dentures provide patients with a variety of benefits, some of which can be felt immediately.

  • Dentures provide an affordable and natural-looking solution for tooth loss
  • They protect your gums and jaw and can help maintain your natural face shape when used properly
  • Dentures can restore your confidence in your smile
  • They allow you to comfortably speak and easily eat your favorite foods
  • They are durable and trustworthy

What is the Process Like to Get Dentures?

We will initially welcome you for a consultation at our state-of-the-art and friendly office. The consultation will include an examination and necessary X-rays. Dr. Barkhordar will then use his expertise to design the perfect denture treatment plan for you.

We will next take a mold of your mouth and your dentures will be personalized to your unique specifications. At a later appointment, your specialized denture will be carefully placed. We will also schedule follow-up appointments to guarantee your complete happiness with your dentures.

What Should I Expect After I Get Dentures?

Brand new dentures, whether immediate or permanent, will feel awkward for a few weeks while you grow accustomed to them. They may feel loose while you get used to them, and the sides of the teeth will feel different than your natural teeth once did, as your tongue interacts with the dentures.

Are Dentures Uncomfortable?

You may experience minor irritation or soreness as your tongue adjusts to the new edges inside your mouth. Saliva flow may also increase slightly for a short period as your mouth adjusts to the changes.

How Do I Care for My Dentures?

You will likely need some follow-up appointments to ensure that the dentures are adjusted correctly to the fit of your mouth over time. Notify your dentist immediately if you have any issues with your dentures.

Continue to practice proper dental hygiene via brushing your gums, tongue, and the roof of your mouth at least twice daily with a soft-bristled brush. Do this before putting in your dentures and after you remove them before bed.

Does Insurance Cover the Cost of Dentures?

Most dental insurance plans cover some or even all of the costs of dentures. You need to contact your provider to learn the specifics of coverage on your policy.

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