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Dentures

Tooth loss can negatively impact your quality of life, making it difficult to eat your favorite foods, enunciate, and smile confidently.

Dr. Daniel E. Stragier can replace missing teeth with custom-made traditional or implant-supported dentures, at our San Diego, CA, office. 

Imagine how a full set of teeth can change your life...

Modern denture treatment is suited for a wide range of patients' needs...

Types of Dentures

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Full Dentures

When you think about dentures, a traditional removable prosthetic is likely what comes to mind. These restorations consist of a full arch of prosthetic teeth attached to a gum-colored acrylic base. A traditional full denture stays in place by suctioning onto your gums and can also be supported with a mild dental adhesive. While traditional removable dentures are not as secure as important-supported dentures, they are generally the most affordable treatment option and will significantly improve your dental function.

Partial dentures

Partial Dentures

Some patients with extensive tooth loss still retain one or more healthy natural teeth. If this is your case, you may be a candidate for partial dentures. Our dentist will attach a metal framework to the natural teeth that the partial denture clasps onto for support. This provides the prosthetic teeth with additional stability, preventing the denture from slipping around on the gums. Traditional partial dentures are custom designed to correct your unique type of tooth loss and can prevent remaining teeth from migrating out of place. 

Premium Implant-Supported Dentures

Revolutionary dental implants have changed the way patients can live after tooth loss. Implants are placed within the jawbone and become a permanent fixture in your smile. Once they heal, they provide an incredibly secure and natural feeling foundation for an implant-supported denture. Since dental implants actually repair the missing roots of a tooth, they stimulate the tissues in the jaw and prevent serious oral health degradation. Furthermore, implants keep your prosthetic teeth fixed in place, making for convenient maintenance and fully restored dental function.
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 Ask our dentist if you are a good candidate for implant dentures during your consultation at our San Diego practice.

Gentle, Caring Dentistry for Our Patients

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Katherine Codekas

June 17, 2021

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Dr. Stragier has been my dentist for decades. He and his staff are knowledgeable, helpful, and kind. I am always advised on areas that need attention between visits, and my dental health is the one thing I don't have to worry about. Highly recommend.

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Kathleen Baker

April 10, 2021

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Dr. Strazier and his entire staff were wonderful, as always. What a great dental office. Doctor Strazier is a very gentle, caring and gifted dentist. Thank you all very much!

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What Kind of Treatment is Right for Me?

During your consultation at our San Diego practice, our dentist will examine your smile and help you determine the best method of tooth restoration. Some things we take into consideration include...

Oral and Overall Health

In order to qualify for dental implants, patients need to have sufficient jawbone density and be healthy enough to undergo surgery. If long-term tooth loss has caused bone recession, you may be able to restore your candidacy with a preliminary bone graft procedure. However, certain conditions like smoking, auto-immune disorders, and uncontrolled diabetes may put you at higher risk for implant failure and make traditional dentures a more suitable option.

Budget

Dental implants involve a more extensive and complex procedure than traditional dentures. If your budget is one of your primary concerns about treatment then we typically recommend removable prosthetics. Traditional dentures do not require the surgical steps of implant treatment and will be more affordable with dental insurance.  

Long-Term Goals

It is important to remember that dental implants are the only form of treatment that protects you from jawbone atrophy and gum recession. With traditional dentures, you can expect your oral structures to diminish over time, which may necessitate additional restorative dentistry in the future. Patients suffering from tooth loss earlier than average should definitely consider the long-term advantages of implant-supported options for their oral health and budget. 

Traditional Denture Treatment Plan

Patients who decide on traditional partial or full dentures can expect the following steps at our San Diego practice...

Tooth Prep

Sometimes, our dentist will need to perform preliminary treatments to establish the best foundations for your dentures. This may include extracting a tooth that is decayed or infected beyond repair. 

Impressions

Once your oral health is in optimal condition, we will take detailed digital impressions of your mouth and design your custom-fitting denture. The designs are sent to our trusted dental lab where specially trained technicians hand-craft the prosthetics.

Restoration

In a few weeks, your custom-made prosthetics will be ready and we will schedule you back for placement and fitting. Our dentist checks the positioning and balance of your bite with the prosthetics in place and makes the necessary adjustments for the best fit. It may take a few weeks for your muscles to grow and adapt around your restoration, but in time they will start to feel more comfortable and natural to wear. 

Satisfied Care 5-Star Reviews

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CJ Horner 1

March 23, 2021

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Clean office, courteous and friendly staff. Your dental experience will be a pleasant one.

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Jose Toledo

August 17, 2020

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I've been seeing Dr. Stragier for more than 20 years. Always satisfied.

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Dr. Daniel Stragier

Balboa Dental Care Healthy Teeth for a Lifetime

For over 30 years, Dr. Daniel Stragier at Balboa Dental Care has provided patients with comprehensive, personalized service. Our office uses state-of-the-art technology, and Dr. Stragier holds membership in:

  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • San Diego Implant Study Club

Contact us online or call our office at (858) 541-1844 to schedule an appointment today!

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