Dentures Experienced Doctor

Carlsbad & Encinitas Dental Care

Cosmetic, Implant and General Dentistry located in Carlsbad, CA & Encinitas, CA

When you lose several or all of your teeth, you have many options for replacement. At Carlsbad & Encinitas Dental Care, Gary Braunstein, DDS, makes permanent custom dentures that are convenient and easy to keep clean. If you’ve recently lost teeth and want to explore your options for replacement, contact the Carlsbad or Encinitas, California, office or book your appointment online today.

Dentures Q & A

What are dentures?

Dentures are appliances for your mouth that consist of both teeth and gums. They replace all of your teeth or just a few after you lose them from an injury or illness. 

The Carlsbad & Encinitas Dental Care team creates dentures to fit your mouth’s shape and size so you can wear them comfortably without worrying about them falling out. 

What types of dentures are available?

Complete dentures

Complete dentures are designed to replace all of your teeth. Tooth loss can be devastating: it changes your appearance and affects your ability to speak with clarity and eat. A well-fit complete set of dentures keeps your mouth functioning normally and they look great.  

Partial dentures

If you lose several teeth but not all of them, partial dentures are an option. They are held in place with a metal framework and a plastic base. 

Temporary dentures

If you’ve lost some teeth and are awaiting a permanent surgical solution, you can get temporary dentures to wear between appointments. Your prosthetic teeth are held in place with a wire framework that looks and acts like a retainer.

What are the benefits of getting dentures?

Dentures are beneficial to your oral health and functioning in many ways. Some common praises for dentures are:

  • They’re easy to clean 
  • They hold your face’s shape, making you look younger
  • They look like your natural teeth (or better)
  • You don’t need surgery to get them
  • You can get them quickly after your tooth loss

With dentures, you can eat with ease and speak properly. Your Carlsbad & Encinitas Dental Care professional can easily replace them or adjust them if they ever break or don’t fit properly.

How should I take care of my dentures?

To make your dentures last, you must take good care of them. They act like your normal teeth and can accumulate just as much bacteria and plaque. 

To clean your dentures, you need to take them out of your mouth and rinse off food and other debris. Then, you should brush them using a toothbrush and mild soap or a specialized denture cleaning product. Toothpaste can damage the plastic, so soap is your best option.

You’ll also need to remove your dentures when you go to bed. While you sleep, keep them in warm water and use a denture soaking solution if your dentist recommends it. 

Losing teeth impacts your ability to eat and speak and can have a shocking impact on your appearance. To learn more about dentures, call Carlsbad & Encinitas Dental Care or book your appointment online today.