Dentures & PartialsAn Overview
Dentures are the traditional way to replace a full arch of missing teeth. With advancements in modern dental technology, dentures are now designed for a more natural appearance. Digital imaging and dental technology allow for more precise measurements of the bite for improved fit and comfort. Dentures can also be permanently secured using dental implants. Our office offers a range of options for the replacement of missing teeth including traditional dentures, hybrid fixed dentures, and All-On-Four® in our San Francisco dentist office.
Replacing missing teeth is essential to prevent the deterioration of the jaw, teeth, and gums. Patients with missing teeth run the risk of losing bone structure. Without the support of the root structures from the missing teeth, the jawbone often begins to deteriorate. As the bone beings to deteriorate, the jawline will recede, leaving the face looking sunken in and withdrawn.
Left untreated, missing teeth often lead to other dental concerns as remaining teeth shift and the health of the gums is affected. Periodontal disease, tooth decay, and bite problems can develop after tooth loss. Our will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan to replace a missing tooth, or teeth, with the most suitable option for your needs, goals, and budget.
I have never learned so much about my own teeth! Dr. Miller was extremely professional, knowledgeable, and made me feel comfortable as a new patient. His passion for dentistry truly shows in every interaction I have had with him. He was also extremely accommodating when it came to scheduling appointments…Mitch S.
Mr. Miller is great! Going to the dentist can be such a scary thing as they are often so rough and usually give you bad news. Adam is extremely gentle and spends the time educating you so you can better understand exactly what is going on in your mouth. Highly…Kim T.
I was a little nervous going in to see Dr. Patterson as it was my first time seeing a dentist in two and a half years, but the good doctor took care of me. He met me at the door, told me a joke, and we were on our way.…Pattrick M.
I highly recommend Dr. Patterson. He was very thorough with my cleaning and was patient with my questions. He gave me great advice, I will be going back to him for my future cleanings.Harsheen K.
Dr. Scott is wonderful! He was able to fit me into his schedule and did an excellent job. Would definitely recommend him!Michelle W.
Dr. Growney is a terrific dentist and his team is absolutely fantastic. I've been seeing him for years and he always takes the time to talk with me about what's going on (with my teeth and life) and he makes sure that m teeth are taken care of, truly. He's…Ashley P.
I wouldn't hesitate for a second to recommend Dr. Growney to anyone. He's professional, informative, funny, and immensely helpful. I came in mildly freaked out because of a chipped tooth. He took care of it in a matter of minutes, warning me that the filling won't completely blend in. I…Ngan T.
Dr. Leslie Tam was so approachable, friendly and welcoming. She was efficient and wasn't pushy like some other Dentists I've encountered. The staff and office were a nice environment and a confident location for me in the Marina. I would definitely recommend!Christina W.
Dr. Bui is a highly professional perfectionist with a big heart. Not only is she the best periodontist I've ever come across, she also understands to make the not so pleasant sort of procedures fun and exciting. Love going to her appointments and wish Yelp had a 6th star for…Christian B.
Dr. Bui is a beautiful person! She is so kind and gentle and a perfectionist-- not to mention an artist in her trade. If you are not satisfied for any reason (highly unlikely) she will do everything she can for you to leave happy. I personally guarantee that she will…Niki M.
Dr. Baliwass is an phenomenal dentist! Like most people, I was not a fan of going to the dentist and had some bad experiences in the past. However, Dr. Baliwass has completely changed my perspective. He makes me feel comfortable and at ease, is very professional and knowledgeable, and I…Jason H.
In my opinion there is no finer dental group in the city. The staff is friendly. MY dentist .Brian Baliwas, DDS, explains everything that needs to be done in detail, and is the gentle dentist I have ever seen. Believe it or not I actually dosed of during a root…Ward L
Dentures & Partials What to Expect
A thorough and personalized dental exam will help you and your dentist choose the best treatment option available. Your oral health, the progression of bone loss, cosmetic goals and budget will all be discussed and considered when choosing the appropriate replacement treatment. The procedure to receive your denture will be dependent on which option you choose.
Molds will be taken of the jaw and used to fabricate a custom denture. Using digital imagining the denture will be created to securely fit in the mouth for a more stable bite and improved confidence. Our offices use the most modern dental materials for more natural and beautiful results.
A hybrid denture is secured using dental implants. Dental implants are surgically implanted into the jaw. Once healed, the custom fabricated dentures is fixed to the implants. A hybrid denture helps to maintain the integrity of the facial structure and jaw bone. They can be maintained and cleaned like natural teeth.
All-On-Four® dentures allow patients with a highly compromised bone structure to receive dental implant secured dentures. All-On-Four® uses precise and extensive pre-treatment planning to strategically place four tiny implants to optimize healthy bone tissue. The implants will be surgically implanted into the predetermined areas and a temporary denture will be fit and secured. After about 3-6 months of healing time, a permanent denture custom designed to look and feel natural will be permanently fixed to your dental implants.