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Dentures & Partial Dentures – Cambria, CA

Get Your Complete Smile Back

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Are your missing teeth making your life a little harder every single day? Do they force you to limit your food choices, avoid certain words, and think twice before smiling? If so, you’re far from alone, and Cambria Smiles is ready to help you like we have so many others in your situation. With custom-made dentures, we can fill in the gaps in your smile and restore your oral health and confidence at the same time.

Why Choose Cambria Smiles for Dentures & Partial Dentures

Specially designed for each individual patient

Removable & implant-retained dentures available

Designed to look great, fit comfortably, & last a lifetime

Denture Basics

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You’ve probably seen a denture before, but do you know what they’re actually made of? A denture is a type of prosthetic used to replace multiple missing teeth located throughout the mouth. In the past, they were often made using metal or animal teeth, but fortunately, dentistry has come a long way since then! Now, modern-day dentures consist of ceramic teeth attached to an acrylic, gum-colored base. Each one provided by Cambria Smiles is custom-made for each patient so that it fits comfortably, looks completely natural, and restores all oral function.

The Types of Dentures We Provide

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  • Full Dentures: These are used to replace an entire row of natural teeth, and they are likely what you think of when the word “dentures” comes to mind. The prosthetic teeth are embedded into the gum-like base, and it fits directly over a patient’s gums using natural suction/a bit of denture adhesive.
  • Partial Dentures: If a patient still has a few healthy teeth left along a single dental arch, then we can create a partial denture that will fill in the gaps like the missing piece of a puzzle. Unlike full dentures, partial dentures are held in place using small metal clasps that fasten onto neighboring teeth for support.
  • Implant-Retained Dentures: Implant dentures look just like traditional ones above the gum line, but the difference lies below the surface. Instead of being removable, these dentures are secured directly to the jawbone using multiple dental implant posts that act like new tooth roots. This gives them a security and stability that regular dentures simply can’t match, plus they help support the jawbone and prevent the bone loss that is common after tooth loss.

Which One is Right For You?

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If you’re ready to reclaim your smile, then we invite you to schedule a denture consultation here at Cambria Smiles. Our team will briefly examine your mouth, take a few diagnostic images, and then we’ll discuss your denture options. Once you and your dentist decide on which one is best for you, they can start the process of creating your denture at the next appointment.

Ready to stop dealing with your missing teeth? Want to know more about your denture options? If so, give Cambria Smiles a call today to schedule an appointment.

Understanding the Cost of Dentures

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If you've experienced significant tooth loss, nothing should prevent you from enjoying a complete, functional smile, not even your financial situation. Although various factors affect the cost of dentures in Cambria, we have the solutions you need to keep them affordable. We will create a denture that closely looks and feels natural without breaking the bank.

Factors That Affect the Cost of Dentures

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There isn't a one-size-fits-all denture because every mouth and situation is unique. Therefore, several factors influence the amount you will pay for dentures in Cambria, including:

  • Preparatory Procedures: It isn't uncommon to require a little prep work, like gum disease therapy or tooth extractions.
  • Number of Arches: You can expect to pay more when treating both arches.
  • Type of Denture: You have several styles and types to choose from, including implant-supported solutions.
  • Materials: It's better to focus on quality instead of the price tag for better aesthetics, comfort, and durability.

Are Implant Dentures More Expensive?

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Implant dentures can be more expensive initially than traditional prosthetics; however, they are the most cost-effective because they can last for decades. You will never have to budget for replacements with the right aftercare, like a solid oral hygiene routine at home and regular appointments with your dentist. Not to mention, dental implants are the only method of stopping bone loss caused by missing teeth. As a result, you'll avoid costly treatments to reduce your long-term oral health expenses.

Since the process of treating tooth loss with dental implants occurs in several steps, you won't have to pay the entire amount at once, making it easier to afford the next best thing to your real teeth. You can't put a price tag on the benefits you'll enjoy using the most reliable method of replacing lost teeth.

Does Dental Insurance Cover Dentures?

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Every insurance policy differs, but most plans can be used to offset the cost of your new smile. Although it is unlikely your dental benefits will pay the entire amount, your plan can pay 50% to 80% of the cost after meeting your annual deductible. We know dental insurance can be confusing, but a member of our team will work on your behalf to maximize your coverage to lower the amount you pay out-of-pocket. We will explain how your benefits are being used and if there’s any remaining balance.

Other Options for Making Dentures Affordable

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Besides using your dental insurance, we offer various payment options to keep dentures in Cambria affordable for everyone, including:

  • Traditional Payments: Our office accepts all traditional payment methods, including cash, checks, and credit cards.
  • Dental Financing: Pay for your new smile using little or no interest payment plans through a third-party financing company, like CareCredit.

Rest assured, you will know exactly what you’ll need to pay before committing to anything. If you have any questions about paying for dentures or you are ready to schedule your consultation, contact our office today to speak with a member of our team.

Denture FAQs

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Dentures in Cambria have been used for generations to treat tooth loss. Although they are a tried-and-proven method, they are a big investment. We will address any concerns at your denture consultation. In the meantime, here are the answers to the most frequently asked questions.

Do upper dentures always cover the palate?

If you are missing your upper teeth, a denture may seem a little off-putting because it covers the roof of the mouth. If you’re concerned about an upper denture affecting your ability to taste or causing discomfort, you have several styles to choose from. A top denture can also have a horseshoe shape, like one that’s used for the lower arch or with dental implants. Your dentist will review all your options to find the perfect denture for your needs and preferences.

Can I sleep with my dentures?

Initially, your denture dentist Cambria will instruct you to wear your new teeth for 24 hours. After that time, it’s best to get in the habit of removing them at night. Dentures rest on top of your gums, which will restrict circulation to the soft tissues. If they don’t receive the nutrients they need, they can become sore, inflamed, or infected. Removing your dentures before heading to bed allows your gums to recuperate to stay healthy. Your bedtime routine can even affect your health and the lifespan of your denture. Your mouth is dark and moist, which is the perfect environment for bad bacteria that can harm your oral and general health. Over time, it can lead to unpleasant odors and weaken your denture. Besides removing them nightly, use a denture-soaking solution to neutralize any lingering bacteria. Your dentures must be kept moist whenever they aren’t in your mouth.

Do I use regular toothpaste to clean my dentures?

Although your dentures aren’t subject to cavities, that doesn’t mean you can ditch your toothbrush. Bacteria and plaque can accumulate on your denture. Brushing at least once daily will keep your replacement teeth clean and looking their best; however, don’t use regular toothpaste to clean them. Abrasive dental products can scratch the surface of your dentures, creating small crevasses that can trap bacteria. Not to mention, it will affect the aesthetics and life expectancy of your prosthetic. Instead, use a soft-bristled toothbrush and mild hand soap or dishwashing liquid to clean all surfaces. Use a nightly denture soaking solution to kill any bacteria left behind by brushing. You can also purchase OTC cleaning kits for denture wearers.

Do dentures smell?

Dentures have a bad reputation for giving off unpleasant odors, but you can keep your breath fresh with a good cleaning routine. Dentures can stink from food and plaque buildup. Daily brushing, rinsing after eating, and soaking them will keep odors at bay. Don’t forget to clean your cheeks, gums, and tongue after removing your dentures. Besides caring for your smile at home, visit your dentist regularly for denture maintenance, like cleanings, repairs, or adjustments.

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