Custom Dentures to Restore Your Smile in Santa Barbara, CA
If you’re dealing with missing teeth that impact your ability to eat and speak properly, be sure to consider dentures. While they often get a bad reputation for being difficult to care for, their maintenance is actually quite simple after receiving instructions from a skilled dentist. At Jeffrey A. Stratford-Jones, we strive to make your experience with dentures a positive one. When we work with patients from Santa Barbara and Goleta, CA, we walk them through the entire fitting process and make sure they understand all the benefits and home care measures. Learn more about how dentures can improve your quality of life.
We Offer Various Types of Dentures
While we often picture dentures as a full set of false teeth, this term actually refers to a few different varieties. Everyone has a unique face shape and dental needs, so dentures are not one-size-fits-all. What works for one patient may not work as well for you. Our team will ensure you’re fitted with a proper set of dentures.
Basic Types of Dentures
We recommend complete dentures for patients needing to replace a full set of teeth. Within this category, we'll help you choose from immediate and conventional dentures. Immediate dentures can be placed right after teeth are removed, while conventional dentures will be sized and placed after the mouth has healed from the tooth extractions.
Partial dentures are designed for patients who only have a few missing teeth in a row. We can customize partial dentures for the top or bottom arch. Not only does this denture fill the empty space, but it also helps the remaining teeth maintain their position.
Take Advantage of These Benefits
Dentures come with an array of benefits. Your dentures will allow you to smile with confidence, as well as make everyday life much easier. Here a just a few of the advantages of a custom-fit set of dentures:
- More freedom to eat what you want
- Speaking becomes much easier
- Enhanced self-esteem and confidence in your appearance
- Can last up to 10 years with proper care
Do I Need Dentures?
When you consult with our team, we’ll help you decide if dentures are the right choice for you. You’ll want to start thinking about this option if you’re already missing several teeth and your condition is affecting your ability to enjoy life to the fullest. Missing teeth might cause trouble with speaking or chewing, and the lack of teeth may even impact your face shape. Our dentist will evaluate your situation and make a recommendation for dentures or another restorative technique.