Dr. Vinograd | Your Dentures Specialist | San Diego, CA
You need someone you can trust when it’s time for dentures. Your San Diego dentures specialist is Dr. Daniel Vinograd, a longtime holistic dentist who understands that great dentures involve both art and science. While function is the most important thing, speech, comfort and good looks are pretty important too. Dr. Vinograd will carefully analyze your face and do what’s necessary to create the natural smile you want.
Why Is Brighton Dental The Right Choice?
That’s simple. We care about our patients and work to make sure:
- We help you avoid the look of dentures by creating a completely natural smile using the latest materials and technology.
- We take the extra time to fine-tune your dentures for proper chewing and speech.
- We make comfort the ultimate priority, because you’ll never be satisfied with dentures that aren’t comfortable.
What Kinds Of Dentures Are Available?
When considering dentures, you have two options depending on your needs. Complete dentures are available when all of your teeth are missing; partial dentures are the right choice when some natural teeth — with or without crowns and bridges — remain. Partials are important even if only a few teeth are missing because they help keep other teeth from shifting.
Further, complete dentures can be either conventional or immediate in installation. Conventional dentures are made for you after the teeth and excess gum tissue have been removed and everything has healed. That means you must go four to six weeks with no teeth. Immediate dentures are crafted for you in advance and put in your mouth immediately after the procedure to remove your teeth.
Are Denture Alternatives Available?
The only sensible alternative to dentures is dental implants used as a support for permanently attached crowns and bridges. The cost of a permanent bridge attached to implants is higher than the cost of dentures, but this combination feels more like real teeth. A great alternative for those patients that can not get used to their dentures or want a more secure alternative is to place a couple of implants that attach the denture in place (it is like having snap buttons under your denture that keep it from moving) Not everyone is a candidate for implants, however, so talk with Dr. Vinograd to see if this is a smart option for you.
Are Dentures Covered By Dental Insurance?
Yes, in most cases some or all of the cost of dentures is paid by dental insurance. How does your dental insurance stack up? Call us at (619) 640-5100 and we’ll tell you about our knowledge of and experienced with your insurance company.
What Are The Steps Involved In Getting Dentures?
Developing and creating your dentures happens over two or three appointments in three to six weeks. Dr. Vinograd will determine which options are best for you based on your desires and needs, then:
- We make impressions and take measurements of your mouth and jaw.
- We create models, plastic patterns or wax forms that are just like the dentures we plan for you.
- You try on the models a few times, and we check for good shape, fit and color.
- We make a final denture for you.
- We work with you on any adjustments that are necessary.
Dentures are much more advanced than they used to be and most people won’t be able to tell you’re wearing them. If they’re appropriate for you, you won’t regret getting dentures from your San Diego dentures specialist to make your smile better than ever.