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Dentures in San Diego

Obtain new dentures or keep your full or partial dentures in top condition through maintenance and repairs. These advanced dental prosthetics are designed to replace multiple or all of your teeth while ensuring minimal discomfort.
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Candidates For Dentures

Did you know that approximately 25% of adults over 65 have lost all their teeth? Dentures are a widely accepted and effective solution for tooth loss. They are so reliable and realistic in appearance that you might have conversed with someone wearing dentures without even realizing it. Are you considering whether dentures might be right for you?

To be an ideal candidate for this type of dental restoration, you should:

  • Be looking to replace multiple or all of your teeth.
  • Avoid smoking or using tobacco products.
  • Have a healthy jawbone (and we can assist you in achieving this!).
  • Not suffer from chronic dry mouth.
  • Be committed to caring for your dentures properly at home.
  • Continue regular dental check-ups, just as you would with natural teeth!


Caring for your dentures involves regular cleaning and dental check-ups. Even if your prosthetics seem perfect, it’s important to visit your dentist periodically. During these visits, we’ll assess how your dentures fit and examine your gums, tongue, jaw, and the interior of your mouth. Our focus is on your overall oral health, not just your teeth.

Here’s how to care for your dentures at home:

  • Remove your dentures overnight to give your mouth a break.
  • Soak the dentures in warm water, with or without a denture cleanser.
  • If your dentures have metal clasps, only soak them in warm water.
  • When not in use, keep your dentures in water to prevent them from drying out and warping.
  • Avoid soaking dentures in hot water.
  • With the dentures out, gently clean and massage your gums.
  • If a toothbrush irritates your gums, soften it under warm water or use a clean, damp cloth wrapped around your finger.
  • For those with partial dentures, continue brushing your natural teeth as normal.

Cost of Dentures in San Diego

In you can expect to pay approximately $900 - $3500+ for full or partial dentures. The cost of dentures varies widely because there are dentures to suit many different needs. Full-mouth dentures can cost anywhere from $1,800 to $3500 and up. The cost for a full set of implant-supported dentures averages out to about $30,000 as a ball-park estimate.

    How is the cost of dentures determined? Here are some important factors:
  • The type of denture you need.
  • Dental extractions or other required preparations.
  • Xrays that may be needed.
  • Whether or not you get supportive implants.

Every case is different so it's important to speak with a dentist and to have an oral exam to allow us to evaluate your unique situation and provide you with different treatment options to consider. We would be happy to provide you with a more accurate quote.

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Your consultation will include an examination of everything from your teeth, gums and soft tissues to the shape and condition of your bite. Generally, we want to see how your whole mouth looks and functions. Before we plan your treatment we want to know everything about the health and aesthetic of your smile, and, most importantly, what you want to achieve so we can help you get there.

Frequently Asked Questions

Dental bridges are an effective solution for filling the space left by 1 to 3 missing teeth. Alternatively, dental implants can be used to replace any number of missing teeth. Generally, dental implants involve a higher initial cost and require specific health criteria to be met for eligibility as a treatment option.

With proper care and maintenance, your dentures can last between 5 to 10 years. However, it’s not just about the wear and tear on the dentures; your mouth also undergoes changes over time. Eventually, you might find it necessary to be fitted for a new set of dentures to ensure the best fit and comfort.

While it’s possible to wear your dentures to bed, it’s generally advised against. It’s better to develop the habit of removing them at night for soaking. This practice allows you to thoroughly clean your mouth, gums, and any remaining natural teeth. Additionally, it gives your gums and jaw an opportunity to rest.

Your upper dentures are designed to adhere securely to your gums through suction. The lower dentures, while they don’t suction, should comfortably hover above your gums and remain stable. Partial dentures are meant to align seamlessly with your natural teeth with minimal movement. Dentures supported by implants are crafted to snap into place, ensuring stability. If you have concerns about how your dentures fit, feel free to schedule an appointment with us. We can examine the fit and make any necessary adjustments.

Once you’ve become accustomed to your dentures, you should be able to eat a wide variety of foods. However, certain items can be tough on your dentures or may cause discomfort, such as rubbing or irritation. Foods that are hard or sticky, like caramel, carrot sticks, or tough meats, as well as those with small particles like popcorn or seeded crackers, can be challenging. These types of foods might be best enjoyed sparingly, as occasional treats.

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