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Dentures Specialist

Tracy Chan, DDS -  - General and Cosmetic Dentistry

Marina Dental Care

Tracy Chan, DDS

General and Cosmetic Dentistry located in Marina, San Francisco, CA

Thanks to modern advances in dentistry, you can now choose custom and effective dentures like implant-supported removable dentures to restore your smile and confidence. At Marina Dental Care in San Francisco, Tracy Chan, DDS, is highly skilled and gifted in the art of fitting and creating beautiful dentures. Dr. Chan can help you decide the right dentures to suit your individual needs and get you smiling with confidence. Book online or call Marina Dental Care today.

Dentures Q & A

Are there different types of dentures?

Dentures are replacement teeth that give support to your cheeks and lips and assist in chewing, speaking, and smiling. Marina Dental Care offers different treatment options for dentures, such as:

  • Acrylic partial dentures
  • Dental implants and crowns
  • Denture relines
  • Soft denture liners
  • Metal framework partial dentures
  • Implant-supported dentures

Your custom dentures are typically created in a dental lab.

Standard dentures

Standard full dentures involve a full set of upper and lower teeth that uses suction to remain in place. Standard dentures are derived from a pliable material.

Partial dentures

Partial dentures only replace a limited number of teeth, not an entire set. Your remaining teeth and gums support your partial dentures.

Cosmetic dentures

Cosmetic dentures are specially designed to look as natural as possible. Innovative cosmetic dentures are made from a special acrylic base that helps prevent the denture from shrinking or warping out of shape. Advanced cosmetic dentures typically rest on or snap onto a dental implant.

Dr. Chan surgically fuses a dental implant to your jawbone to replace your natural tooth root. Your removable dentures are securely attached onto your dental implants.

What are immediate dentures?

If you’ve lost your teeth as a result of prolonged decay, injury, or illness, you might choose immediate dentures that are placed quickly so you don't have to live without teeth. Other dentures involve a few office visits in around 3-6 weeks, or longer, but immediate dentures are usually placed in as little as a few days.

Be aware that as your mouth heals from the loss of your natural teeth, Dr. Chan will need to reline your dentures to make sure you achieve the most comfortable and accurate fit over time.

Are partial dentures the best choice for me?

If you have missing teeth but still have some natural teeth, partial dentures might be the right solution. Partial dentures with metal frames can stay in place without the use of dental adhesives. They usually have clasps that anchor to existing teeth. 

Acrylic partial dentures are a cost-effective solution that’s usually cheaper than partials with metal frames. Acrylic partial dentures are often used to temporarily replace front teeth while Dr. Chan or a qualified lab technician constructs your permanent partials or bridges.

Get helpful information about dentures by booking your personal consultation online or calling Marina Dental Care today.