Dentures & Removable Partials in Fillmore, California

A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissues. Two types of dentures are available: complete and removable partial dentures. Complete dentures are used when all teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain.
 

Why Dentures?

Are you tired of having teeth that do not fit comfortably and continually give you pain? Do you suffer from the following problems?
  1. Gaps in your teeth either in the front or the back
  2. Unable to chew because you don't have enough teeth
Reasons for dentures are to replace the missing teeth but more importantly to give an even distribution of the pressure to all of the teeth and to ensure that you chew properly.
 
Senior Woman with Dentures—Cosmetic Dentistry in Moorpark, CA
 
We make all sorts of dentures for all sorts of mouths. They can be made of plastic, metal, acrylic or thermoplastic nylon. They can be made to replace one, several or all teeth. We believe in taking our time up front to ensure that the time is spent making sure that you don't have problems when they are fitted. In today's fast world unfortunately too many short cuts are taken causing a lot of grief when a denture is fitted for the first time. Dr. Sanchez will listen to your concerns and ensure that time is spent in the beginning so that you get a final good fit.
The highest quality materials are used to make sure that you receive dentures which last you a very long time. A good set of dentures can last approx 8-10 years or even longer based on the patient's circumstances.
Come in and discuss your concerns and get a quote on a new set of dentures. Remember always make a quality decision since your oral health is directly related to your overall health.
 

Removable Partial Dentures

Removable partial dentures usually consist of replacement teeth attached to pink or gum-colored plastic bases, which are connected by metal framework.
Removable partial dentures attach to your natural teeth with metal clasps or devices called precision attachments. Precision attachments are generally more aesthetic than metal clasps and are nearly invisible.
Crowns on your natural teeth may improve the fit of a removable partial denture and are usually required with attachments. Consult with Dr. Sanchez to find out which type is right for you.
 

Flexible Partial Dentures

These are partial dentures that are quite different from regular acrylic dentures both aesthetically and in their construction.
Partial dentures are made from a thin flexible and unbreakable nylon thermoplastic, and in fact the material is somewhat similar to that used to construct traffic cones, which are as anyone who has ever driven over one knows, virtually indestructible. This type of denture is tried and tested as it has been around for more than five decades.
The beauty of this type of partial denture is that its flexibility allows it to adapt to the constant movement within the mouth, which allows for greater ease in eating and talking which in turn gives patients far more confidence. It is also far less obtrusive than ordinary partial dentures as it is designed to blend in with the mouth, and it doesn't need to use metal clasps to keep it in place. These factors give it a much higher aesthetic value and many people forget they are wearing them because they are much thinner and more comfortable than ordinary partial dentures. Flexible partial dentures are highly translucent which makes the partial almost invisible in the mouth. The material used is quite stain resistant and doesn't easily absorb odor.
Flexible partial dentures make a good choice for anybody who suffers from allergies to dental materials as they are made from a thermoplastic nylon material which doesn't contain any acrylic monomer and uses a metal free coloring agent. This makes it ideal for anybody who is allergic to metals or acrylics.
Although this kind of material(thermoplastic nylon) is generally only suitable for partial dentures as full dentures need the rigidity to stay in place, it is sometimes used for people who have severe allergies or those who are prone to breaking their dentures. They are also suitable for patients who are unable to wear a rigid acrylic denture due to the shape of their mouth or those who have had dental implants in order to retain a full denture. However not everyone is a suitable candidate for this type of denture, and patients who have suffered severe periodontal problems may be better off getting a rigid acrylic partial denture that can help support the remaining teeth, and this is especially true for patients who have lost a lot of teeth, and Dr. Sanchez will be able to advise you if flexible partial dentures are the right option for you.