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Dentures – Rancho Bernardo, CA

Enjoy a Beautiful, Fully Functioning Smile

No matter the extent of tooth loss, we offer several denture solutions in Rancho Bernardo to restore your smile's function and beauty. Dr. Howard will take the time to get to know you, ensuring he fully understands your unique oral health needs and smile goals. With expertise and dedication, he provides custom-made lifelike dentures to enhance your quality of life. If you’d like to learn more about this tried-and-true method of tooth-replacement, continue reading!

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Who Is a Good Candidate for Dentures?

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Dentures are a viable option for nearly anyone, regardless of how many teeth they’ve lost. However, like with any dental procedure, the only way to determine your eligibility is by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Howard. It's worth noting that even if dentures aren't immediately feasible, steps can often be taken to improve the health of your gum tissue and the underlying jawbone, potentially making you a suitable candidate in the future.

Types of Dentures

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There are several types of dentures available, and identifying the most suitable one for your case depends on the severity of tooth loss and the condition of your jawbone. Dr. Howard will consider the following options to ensure you receive the most effective one for your smile:

Partial Dentures

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As the name implies, partial dentures are used when some healthy natural teeth remain along the gum line. This removable option securely attaches via metal brackets connected to existing teeth. Not only do they restore both the natural appearance and functionality of the smile, but they also prevent adjacent teeth from shifting out of place to fill the gap.

Full Dentures

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Patients with complete tooth loss in either the upper or lower jaw may benefit from a full denture. While the prosthetic maintains stability with natural suction, a denture adhesive can be used for further reinforcement when needed.

Implant Dentures

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Patients who are suitable candidates for dental implants should seriously consider this choice. Implant dentures offer unparalleled stability, as prosthetic tooth roots are surgically embedded beneath the gum line, integrating with the jaw over a period of 4 to 6 months. This sturdy foundation effectively eliminates denture slippage, restoring your confidence in eating, speaking, and smiling.

The Benefits of Dentures

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By opting for dentures, you can look forward to all sorts of different benefits. Here are some of the most prominent advantages:

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