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Dentures – San Ramon, CA

Regain Your Confidence in Your Smile

Millions of Americans live with missing teeth. In fact, almost one in four people over the age of 65 has lost all of their teeth. Without them, you can’t chew, speak, or smile confidently. Dentures in our San Ramon, CA dental office are crafted by an expert denture dentist, Dr. Deol, and they will restore your smile, your self-esteem, and your health.

Why Choose Oak Ridge Dental for Dentures?

Who’s a Good Candidate for Dentures?

A woman who is a good candidate for dentures in San Ramon

When it comes to determining who is a good candidate for dentures, it requires meeting with your dentist for an initial consultation. Most individuals who are missing multiple teeth or an entire arch are likely to be eligible; however, a complete examination must be done first. During this visit, Dr. Deol will consider your oral and overall health as well as your jawbone density to determine which form of treatment is right for you.

Effects of Missing Teeth

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When it comes to tooth loss, you can face many unique challenges such as difficulty speaking and eating, and a lack of desire to smile. Missing teeth can do more than affect your oral health, though. It can also take a toll on your overall health and well-being if untreated for too long. Some additional problems that can arise because of tooth loss include:

  • Facial sagging and aging
  • Jawbone deterioration or atrophy
  • Additional tooth loss because of an unstable jawbone

What Qualifies You for Dentures?

A missing tooth in San Ramon

A denture dentist will conduct a thorough examination of your smile to determine if you are a candidate for dentures. During this visit, our team at Oak Ridge Dental will take images of your oral structure and decide if you have enough jawbone density to adequately support a customized prosthetic.

Whether you receive a partial or full denture, dental bridge, or dental implant, it is necessary that you have no signs of decay or gum disease, as this can compromise the success of your tooth replacement.

Alternative Tooth-Replacement Options

A dental bridge in San Ramon

Apart from traditional partial and full dentures, there are two additional options you can choose from when talking with your dentist about tooth replacement:

  • Dental Bridges – Designed to fill in the gaps left behind by one, two, or even three missing teeth, these restorations consist of two dental crowns and artificial teeth known as pontics. The crowns are placed over healthy abutment teeth that are filed down for comfortable placement. The remaining teeth then rest on top of the gums to fill in the space.
  • Dental Implants – Dental implants are unlike other tooth replacement solutions because they are capable of restoring complete root-to-crown structures. Made of titanium, they’re placed within the jawbone and fuse through a process known as osseointegration. They can last a lifetime with proper care and are versatile in treating all types of tooth loss.

Full vs. Partial Dentures

Smile models with samples of partial and full dentures

Dentures replace all of the teeth on an upper or lower arch. They can be secured with adhesive or dental implants. A partial denture only replaces some of the teeth, fitting in line with existing teeth like a piece of a puzzle. Partials are secured with hidden clasps or implants and, like dentures, can be removed for easy cleaning.

The Process of Getting Dentures

Dental technician grafting custom denture

First, Dr. Deol will thoroughly examine your teeth and soft tissues to determine which kind of dentures are right for you. If you’re in good health and have adequate bone density, he may recommend implant-supported dentures—a modern alternative to removable dentures. Once all oral health concerns are resolved, Dr. Deol will begin the treatment process. He may take X-rays, impressions, and digital images. He will also discuss your aesthetic preferences. With dentures, we can control the size, shape, and color of your teeth. Dr. Deol will send all of the information he collects to a dental lab, where a technician will handcraft your custom dentures. Dr. Deol can provide immediate-load dentures while you wait for your permanent dentures to arrive.

Caring for Your Dentures

Older woman with dentures smiling

The life of your denture will depend on your personal hygiene and overall health. Over time, your dentures will experience natural wear and tear. For optimal comfort and stability, we recommend relining your dentures every two years. If you’ve had your denture for more than seven years, come in for a refitting to avoid serious damage to your mouth’s hard and soft tissues.

Dentures should be cared for like natural teeth. You should brush your dentures regularly to remove plaque and food deposits, and soak them over night in a denture-cleaning solution. It’s also important to brush your gums with a soft toothbrush and see us for hygiene visits and checkups at least twice a year.

If you have any questions about new or existing dentures, Call Oak Ridge Dental to schedule your denture consultation. Dr. Rashpal Deol has over 25 years of experience as San Ramon’s denture dentist. Our dental office serves patients from San Ramon, Danville, Dublin, Pleasanton, and surrounding areas.

Understanding the Cost of Dentures

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Dentures are among the lowest-priced forms of tooth replacement. Of course, their cost can vary depending on numerous factors, but most people do not have too much trouble fitting their prosthetic into their budget. Our team will help you explore your payment options and navigate your insurance benefits. We do not want you to worry about paying for your restored smile!

Factors that Affect the Cost of Dentures

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There are a few different factors that affect the total cost of dentures in San Ramon:

  • Preparatory treatments. Some patients require extractions or other preliminary treatments before they can receive dentures.
  • Dentures are composed out of two parts: the acrylic, gum-colored base, and the artificial teeth. The teeth may be made out of acrylic or porcelain. The type of material used, as well as the quality of the material, have a bearing on price.

You might come across advertisements for “cheap” dentures. Be wary of such offers. You might end up with a prosthetic that is uncomfortable or that does not look good in your mouth.

Are Implant Dentures More Expensive?

Illustration of full implant dentures for lower arch

Yes, implant dentures cost more than traditional ones. This is because they require a more complex, time-intensive treatment process. However, for most patients, they are a smart investment. They last much longer than traditional dentures, provide a stronger bite force, and do not slip around in the mouth. Also, because they rest on dental implants instead of directly on the gums, they come with a lower risk of gum sores and other issues. If you are interested in implant dentures, our team will do our best to help you manage their price.

Does Dental Insurance Cover Dentures?

Using computer to research dental insurance benefits for dentures

Most dental insurance policies do cover dentures. Typically, they are considered a major restorative procedure. This means that insurance may pay for half of their price, up to the amount of the plan’s annual maximum. As an insurance-friendly practice, we will help you navigate your policy, confirm your benefits before you commit to treatment, and file all the necessary paperwork. We are even in-network with a few major insurance companies, which can help you to save even more on your prosthetic.

Other Options for Making Dentures Affordable

Senior woman happy she could afford her new dentures

As your denture dentist in San Ramon, we want to help you afford your new smile. In addition to assisting you with insurance, we also accept financing. With a low-interest installment plan, you can pay for your dentures over time. Most patients qualify for financing. You might be surprised by how easy it is to fit your dentures into your budget!

Are you ready to rebuild your smile with dentures in San Ramon? Contact us today to schedule a consultation. We look forward to serving you!

Denture Frequently Asked Questions

Are you still wondering about dentures? If so, don’t hesitate to contact our dental office. Our friendly front desk staff is always ready to provide you with any specific information you’re curious about. However, we have also included the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions that we get about dentures. As a top-rated provider of dentures in San Ramon, we want to make it easy to learn more about this wonderful tooth replacement option!

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Which Type of Denture Do I Need?

We offer different types of dentures depending on your pattern of tooth loss. The only way to know which option is best for you is to visit our dental office for a consultation. Our denture expert, Dr. Deol, will carefully examine your mouth, looking for any preexisting dental issues. He will also discuss your personal goals before developing a personalized treatment plan that includes the type of dentures you’ll need. Usually, those missing multiple teeth randomly throughout their smile will be recommended partial dentures, while patients missing all or most of their teeth will need full dentures. We can also combine dental implants with dentures for a stabilized full smile replacement.

What Should I Do if My Dentures are Sliding Around?

Does your denture slip and slide when eating or speaking? You can secure it with denture adhesive. However, your prosthesis may need adjusting, so it’s always a good idea to contact our dental office. Dentures rely on suction to your gums to stay in place, which is why they can cause irritation when they fit poorly. For a more permanent solution, we can use dental implants to anchor your denture to your jawbone. This treatment option is more extensive, but it provides you with the most strong, beautiful, and lifelike full smile replacement available.

What is Life with Dentures Like?

Once you get dentures, there is a slight adjustment period where you must get used to eating, speaking, and smiling with your new set of teeth. Certain words may be more difficult to say than others, but this can be corrected by practicing your speech in front of a mirror. When eating, start with small bites of softer food. Cut yourself some slack because chewing may seem a bit strange at first. After a few weeks, you’ll be using your dentures without a second thought!

Can I Sleep with My Dentures In?

It’s vital that you take out your dentures every night before sleep. Soak them in soaking solution or water to shake loose food debris and plaque from your day of eating. This step also prevents your dentures from drying out, which causes them to lose their shape and even break. Your prosthesis can’t be worn during sleep because your mouth gets too dry, plus your gums need a break from the base of your dentures.

If you have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to contact our dental office and speak with one of our friendly front desk staff members. We are always ready to help!

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