del mar dentistry Dentures are removable prosthetic devices designed to replace missing teeth. They can either replace a few missing teeth (partial dentures) or a complete set of missing teeth (full dentures):

Full Dentures: This type of prosthesis is for individuals missing a complete set of teeth in the upper, lower or both jaws. It is generally acrylic in composition, and removable. The denture must be cleaned 2-3 times daily, both on the inside and the outside. There have been very few cases of allergy reported to the material used in the fabrication of the denture. There are 4-5 steps involved in the fabrication of full dentures, which involve the dentist and a laboratory technician. Once the denture is made some adjustments are inevitable before the denture has a perfect fit.

Partial Dentures: If one or more feet are missing, it is possible to replace them with a removable prosthesis. The steps required to make a partial are either as many as that of a full denture, or in some cases due to the presence of other teeth it may be less. Partial dentures consist of a Chrome/Cobalt metal skeleton with an acrylic base covering the metal and containing the teeth. They generally will have a few clasps to hold the denture in place.

Immediate Denture: If a tooth is damaged beyond restoring, and must be extracted, it is possible to have a denture pre-fabricated with the to be extracted tooth already in the denture. This will allow the dentist to extract the tooth and immediately deliver a denture to replace the missing tooth, so the patient does not have to walk around with a gap in his/her mouth.


Del Mar Dental Arts Office

12750 Carmel Country Rd
Suite 213
San Diego, CA 92130

(858) 481-8107

Fifth Avenue Dental Arts Office

450 A St. Suite 200
San Diego, CA 92101

(619) 233-3338