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Grace Dental Group

General Dentistry & Family Dentistry located in Fillmore District, San Francisco, CA

With a set of beautiful new dentures, you can finally eat your favorite foods, speak without worrying about denture slippage, and smile more confidently. At Grace Dental Group in San Francisco, California, Woo Young Lee, DDS, provides partial and full dentures that are entirely comfortable. Book your denture exam at this Fillmore District dental clinic today. You can conveniently schedule through the website or over the phone.

Dentures Q & A

What are the benefits of dentures?

Dentures can replace a row of missing teeth or an entire arch of missing teeth. They can restore your mouth to full function, so you can confidently smile. Dentures are beneficial to:

  • Help you bite and chew (no more avoiding your favorite foods)
  • Preserve bone and gum tissue
  • Resolve speech issues

Dentures can also fill out your face if you feel that your cheeks are sunken due to missing teeth. 

What are the different types of dentures?

The leading dental team at Grace Dental Group designs durable natural-looking dentures that are entirely comfortable. You can read about the most common types of dentures below:

Partial dentures

Also known as overdentures, partial dentures contain a row of two or more false teeth. They’re designed to rest over your remaining natural teeth. Depending on your needs, your dentist can design partial dentures that are removable. But it’s also possible to bond some types of partial dentures in place so they become permanent fixtures. 

Conventional dentures

Sometimes called full dentures, conventional dentures replace all of your missing teeth. These dentures contain full arches of teeth that are secured to a synthetic material that fits snugly over your gums. Conventional dentures are removable. 

Immediate dentures

You might be a candidate for immediate dentures from Grace Dental Group in some cases. Immediate dentures involve extracting any of your remaining teeth and designing dentures on the spot — no waiting for your gums to heal. Because your gums still need to heal underneath your dentures, though, you need to come back to the clinic after a few months so your dentist can readjust your dentures. 

How long can I expect my dentures to last?

With regular dental exams and denture adjustments at Grace Dental Group, you can expect your dentures to have a lifespan of about 5-8 years (sometimes longer). Your gums change shape over time and false teeth may loosen or fall out of their frames, so having a new set of dentures made after several years is necessary.

If you need dentures, don’t hesitate to contact Grace Dental Group for an evaluation. Click on the online scheduling tool or call to find out more information.