Whether from decay, disease, or aging, patients may find themselves facing significant tooth loss. But missing teeth do not need to be the end of the road for your smile. We are proud to provide dentures in Upland to patients suffering from tooth loss, replacing missing teeth with customized prosthetics. Call us today if you are ready to restore your smile to 100%, and you can set up your appointment for expert dental care at Smile Studio.

What Are Dentures?

Dentures are a prosthetic dentistry option that replaces missing teeth. Generally made of acrylic, they look and feel like natural teeth and can help restore your ability to speak and chew properly. We specialize in several types of dentures, matching each patient with the right solution to restore missing teeth and rebuild their smiles.

Partial Dentures

Partial dentures are intended for patients who have lost a few teeth but still have some of their natural teeth. They fill the space of missing teeth with acrylic that looks and functions just like natural dentition. Partial ones are removable, which makes them easy to clean and care for, although they do need to be removed when not in use.

Full Dentures

Full dentures replace a whole jaw of teeth (upper, lower, or both), making them the ideal solution for patients who have lost a large number of their natural teeth. Like partial dentures, full ones are removable and must be removed when not in use. Although acrylic looks very much like natural dentition, it does require additional care to keep it looking its best and prevent it from showing signs of wear.

Implant-Supported Dentures

Implant-supported dentures are a popular solution that uses strategically placed dental implants to securely hold dentures in place. Patients with implant-supported dentures will not experience the same slipping and discomfort of traditional ones, making it an ideal choice for those who need it but do not want to deal with the hassle of traditional prosthetics. They provide excellent, enhanced stability while still having the convenience of being removable.

What Is the Process for Receiving One?

The denture process begins with a consultation to assess your dentition and discuss the type best suited for your needs. Once the ideal one is determined, we will create a custom ones that fits comfortably in your mouth and looks just like your natural teeth. We will also ensure proper fitment during follow-up visits before your dentures are finalized.

Some patients may require additional preparation before receiving one. For example, if some teeth remain, they will likely need to be treated or removed (if severely damaged) to get you ready for dentures. For implant-supported, patients will first need to have the implant posts installed before receiving their permanent set of dentures.

Once we determine you are a good candidate for dentures, we can provide you with an outline of what your personal process should look like.
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Benefits of Dentures

Dentures come with a range of benefits, including:
  • Improved cosmetic appearance
  • Enhanced chewing ability
  • Improved speech
  • Long-lasting dentition
  • Easy to care for
  • Improved self-confidence
  • Highly stable (for implant-supported)

Signs They Are Right for You

If you are facing the challenge of living with missing teeth, dentures may be a good solution for you. Signs that could benefit your smile include:

  • Multiple or many missing teeth
  • Difficulty speaking and chewing due to missing teeth
  • Uncomfortable dentition
  • Cosmetic imperfections due to tooth loss

If any of these sound familiar to you, we can help restore your smile and bring back the conveniences that come with having a full set of teeth.

Caring for Your Dentures

Caring for them is a crucial part of denture success, ensuring you get the most out of your tooth replacement investment. Without proper care, it can become stained and discolored, lose their shape and fitment or even cause gum irritation. To maintain the integrity of your dentures:

  • Clean them daily using cleaning products or mild soap
  • Remove them at night to give your gums a break
  • Soak them in denture cleaning solutions overnight
  • Visit the dentist regularly for professional cleanings
  • Avoid adhesive for long-term use

When cared for properly, dentures can last many years and provide a beautiful set of functional teeth for patients. If you have any questions after you receive yours, we are here to provide any additional answers or helpful info you might need.

Schedule Your Appointment Today

At Smile Studio, our highest priority is keeping your smile both healthy and full. Our dentist and trained staff are excited to help you handle a wide variety of your dental concerns, including tooth loss. Schedule your appointment for a complete, personalized exam to determine if one of our types of dentures is the right solution for you. Smile big with dentures near me in Upland. Stop by for your first visit today at our office at the crossing of W 9th St and N Mountain Ave. We look forward to doing our part in keeping your smile complete and whole for a lifetime.