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Dentures, Bridges, and Partials at Pacific Dental Center

Complete Dentures

Dentures are a great way to replace missing teeth with a removable fixture or permanently fixed dentures. A removable denture can be customized to look exactly like your smile, and is used by suction to the roof of the mouth. This suction is simple and makes your upper dentures removable at any time. The lower dentures do not use suction but are placed around the gums for a snug, lifelike fit. The benefits of removable dentures are that they give you back your smile as well as being custom made for a comfortable fit.

The other option for complete dentures are a permanent fix. The dentures are anchored by dental implants that can either snap in or be fixed directly to the implants for a permanent smile. Using dental implants, permanently fixes the dentures to your gum line so no shifting or falling out can ever occur. Cleaning your dentures is the same process as if you were performing regular oral hygiene without ever having dentures.

Partial Dentures and Bridges

Partial dentures and bridges are a great solution to those who have one or more teeth along the top or bottom of their gums. Partial dentures and bridges fill the space or gap in your smile while also not allowing other teeth to shift and move position. Partial dentures can be almost the entire row of teeth where a dental bridge is generally where one or two teeth are missing.

Partials vs Bridges

Partials

  • • Removable
  • • Placed between remaining teeth with hooks
  • • Made with rigid acrylic
  • • Less expensive

Bridges

  • • Fixed – Permanent
  • • Affixed to neighboring teeth
  • • Made of porcelain
  • • More expensive

Partials can be noticeable depending on the placement, and are just made with more material. Bridges are a permanent solution to missing teeth that are made to look identical to neighboring teeth and have a much lower profile (usually not noticeable).

To determine if partials, bridges, or complete dentures are best for you, schedule an appointment with Dr. Snow at Pacific Dental Center in Encinitas. We want you to have a smile you can be confident with and proud of.

On Your Way in the Same Day

We utilize CEREC® to provide our patients with same day restorative care. This saves time, money, and hassle by eliminating the need for multiple visits and temporary fillers.

On Your Way in the Same Day

Dr. Snow will remove the damaged section of your tooth, then take a three dimensional image of your tooth with the CEREC camera. The data transfers to a computer, from where we can design the filling or crown to be milled out of a ceramic block.

On Your Way in the Same Day

We use ceramic because it has proven to be durable and long-lasting. It also matches the color of teeth, providing you with a healthy, attractive smile.