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San Diego Dentists for Dentures - RB Family & Cosmetic Dentistry

For patients seeking dentures in Rancho Bernardo or implant-supported dentures in San Diego and surrounding areas, Mary Z. Afzali, DDS provides a customized approach to each patient’s needs. Dentures are created over a series of steps, to establish the perfect fit and provide maximum comfort.

For Rancho Bernardo denture patients wanting more stability from their device, we can determine whether they qualify for an implant-supported denture. In order to accommodate an implant, patients must have enough supporting jawbone to reinforce the titanium post. During your consultation, Dr. Afzali can uncover what your options are.Rancho Bernardo Dentists for Dentures

What is a denture?

Simply put, a denture is a removable dental appliance that acts as a replacement for missing teeth. A denture can be a full denture, which stands as a replacement for all teeth in the upper or lower palate; or it can be a partial denture, filling in for teeth that are missing, while still maintaining the integrity of the remaining natural teeth.

San Diego denture patients can opt to have their dentures more permanently secured by undergoing oral surgery to allow for dental implants. These implants act as anchors, to which the denture are secured, rather than resting on the gums.

What does getting dentures involve?

For patients seeking dentures in Rancho Bernardo, the process occurs in a series of appointments. This helps improve accuracy and insures your denture has the most comfortable fit.

  • Step 1: Highly accurate impressions and measurements are taken. This mold will serve as the foundation of your denture.
  • Step 2: Several “fittings” will be scheduled. At each of these appointments, we will perfect the shape, color, and fit.
  • Step 3: After the fit is finalized, we will adjust and place the completed denture.

In the first few weeks of using your denture, increased saliva flow, tenderness, and difficulty chewing are normal side effects. As your muscles and tissues get used to the new denture, these side effects will subside.

During your final fitting, you will receive care instructions for your denture. Often, patients with dentures make the assumption that without natural teeth, they don’t need to regularly visit the dentist. However, patients with dentures in San Diego County should continue scheduling annual check-ups to help prevent or repair wear and tear, insure proper fit is maintained, and realign or adjust the denture when needed.

Contact us to find out more about dentures and implant supported dentures with your Rancho Bernardo dentists at R B Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in San Diego. Schedule an appointment today!



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If you want to know what I think of Dr. Afzali and her staff all you really need to know is that I live in Portland and I fly to San Diego to see Dr. Afzali for all my dental work. That might seem a bit extreme, and perhaps it is, but hear me out before you decide. A couple of years ago when I was living in the Bay Area I had to have one of my front teeth removed and dental implant inserted in its place by a dentist in the Bay Area. The implant looked a little shorter and darker than my other teeth, and even made my gum above it look a bit darker than the adjacent gum. In short, it didn't look natural. So I wasn't completely satisfied with how my smile looked, but I thought that was the best that could be done. It wasn't.

Last summer while I was in San Diego visiting my parents I went to Dr. Afzali for a routine cleaning. She examined my mouth and immediately asked me whether I was happy with the way my implant looked. When I said I wasn't, she explained that she could make it look better and possibly even indistinguishable from my other teeth. She was right. My implant looks just like my other teeth, and my gum is pink again. In fact, my new implant looks so natural that I sometimes forget it's an implant. I couldn't be happier. One final point. Dr. Afazli's entire staff is great. When I walk in they all make me feel like I'm the most important patient they have. And Julie is particularly great. Because I live in Portland my visits to Dr. Afzali's office had to me perfectly timed with receipt of the various parts necessary for my procedures. Julie made sure that everything arrived when necessary, without fail, so that no flights or appointments had to be rescheduled.

Riley P.

Recently, while on a trip from Canada to visit friends in San Diego, I broke a tooth. I phoned RB Dentistry and was given an appointment without delay. Dr. Mary Afzali was reassuring and professional and did an excellent job fixing the broken tooth. Her dental assistant, Marinette, was kind and gentle and made me feel comfortable throughout the procedure. Julie at Reception was welcoming, warm and made me laugh with her wonderful sense of humour and handled the insurance processing with no complications. Thank you so much Dr. Afzali, Mari and Julie for one of the most pleasant dental appointments I've had in a long time! Hope to see you in Vancouver, B.C. sometime!

Pam C.

I know I am in good hands with Dr. Afzali at RB Family Dentistry. The cavity fillings and tooth root fillings I got there were done so well that when I went to the Southwest College Dental Hygenist school to help out a friend, they could barely even detect the fillings! The teachers there were very impressed. At RB Family Dentistry, the staff and hygenists are friendly, organized and very knowledgable, and the Dr. always gives me as much time as I need and answers all of my questions. The office is beautiful and state-of-the-art. They never try to sell me on additional products or services that I don't need.

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