Dentures and partials are removable dental appliances created to replace missing teeth. Complete dentures are available for individuals who do not have any natural teeth remaining while partials are recommended for those who still have some of their natural teeth. Dr. Howard Nguyen may recommend a denture or partial to:

  • Replace partial tooth loss (partials)
  • Replace complete loss of teeth (complete dentures)
  • Restore your facial volume
  • Improve and restore your ability to speak, chew and eat normally
  • Give you a complete, functional and radiant new smile

For the most secure results, Dr. Nguyen may recommend having dentures attached to dental implants. We can usually place your dentures in a few appointments over the course of several weeks. Once in place, you can enjoy having a functional smile and eating the foods you love again. Our dentist will also provide you with instructions on how to care for your dentures so that they remain in good condition and function properly.

Please note that you may periodically need to have your dentures repaired or receive other maintenance. Our dentist will check your dentures as part of your regular exams to ensure that they fit and function properly and determine if any maintenance is needed.

For more information on dentures in Stockton, California, and to schedule your consultation, please call Nguyen Dental Practice at (209) 478-6466 soon.

What are dentures?

Dentures are a type of prosthesis used to replace missing teeth. They could be made of plastic, metal, or porcelain, depending on the specific type of dentures.

When do people usually need dentures?

Usually, people need dentures when they have missing teeth that cannot be saved or restored. After a healing period post-extraction, a dentist or prosthodontist who specializes in dentures can have them made.

Are dentures the first option for missing teeth?

Dentures are the last resort. They are recommended only when there are no other options to save the tooth. If possible, the tooth should try to be saved either by a root canal, a crown, or another option to avoid getting dentures.

Types of dentures

Generally, there are two types of dentures: complete dentures, which replace all missing teeth in an arch, or partial dentures, which replace just some of the missing teeth in the arch.

Replacing dentures

Dentures can be replaced in two ways. One is fixed, which means the denture is cemented in and does not move. The other is removable, where you can put it in and take it out as many times as you want.

How long does a denture last?

A denture should last five years or more, depending on how well it is maintained, your eating habits, and how regularly you see the dentist to correct any issues.

How long after extraction can a denture be made?

After extraction, you usually have to wait at least six to eight weeks for the soft tissue and the bone to heal before a denture can be made, either partial or complete.

Cost of dentures

Denture costs can range from $1,000 for a complete denture up to $20,000 per arch for the all-on-four procedure.

When should someone thinking about getting dentures schedule an appointment?

If you're considering getting dentures, you should schedule your appointment as soon as possible. The whole process takes a long time from start to finish, especially if your case involves extraction. It could take at least three or four months.