San Diego, CA

Dentures - Dentist San DiegoA denture or complete denture is an appliance inserted into the mouth and replaces natural teeth. This provides support for the cheeks and lips. Dr. Jon W. Cassell is a dentures treatment provider in San Diego who is among the most recommended specialists in his field.

Most dentures are created from acrylic and fabricated in several different ways. A conventional denture is created after all teeth have been extracted and the tissues restored.

Immediate dentures are different from complete dentures in that they are created and applied immediately following the extraction of the tooth. The tissues will continue healing under the denture.

An upper denture contains acrylic, which is generally used to cover the plate, or roof of the mouth.

A lower denture is shaped and adjusted to leave enough room for the tongue.  The dentures themselves are created from plastic, porcelain, or a combination of both They are fabricated to either treat missing teeth or be attached to dental implants for a more secure fit.

As time progresses, dentures will begin to show signs of wear and will need to be replaced or retained to maintain the jaw alignment. The alignment will slowly change as the bone and gum ridges recede or shrink due to tooth extraction. To maintain a problem-free smile, regular visits and examinations at the dentist are recommended.