A denture or a complete denture as it is often called, is an appliance that is inserted in the mouth, replaces natural teeth and provides support for the cheeks and lips.

Most dentures are made of acrylic and can be fabricated two different ways.

  • A conventional denture is made after all teeth have been extracted and the tissues (gums) have healed.
  • An immediate denture is fabricated and inserted immediately after the teeth are extracted and the tissues are allowed to heal under the denture.
  • An upper denture has acrylic, usually flesh colored, that covers the palate (roof of the mouth).
  • A lower denture is shaped like a horseshoe to leave room for the tongue.

The teeth are made of plastic, porcelain or a combination of both. Dentures can be fabricated to fit over endodontically treated teeth and a complete denture can be attached to dental implants to allow for a more secure fit of the appliance.

Dentures over a normal course of time will wear and need to be replaced or relined in order to keep the jaw alignment normal. The alignment will slowly change as the bone and gum ridges recede or shrink due to the extraction of the teeth. Regular dental examinations are still important for the denture wearer so that the oral tissues can be checked for disease or change.

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5 out of 5 stars based on 146 Dentures reviews

Patient Review by Tamara’e T

Okay I'm not exactly sure where to begin ..I'm going to try to keep it as short as possible and straight to the point. I have very very bad anxiety and I stress myself to the point I can't stop crying and just have a very bad time being relaxed. I think my fear was caused from unpleasant dental visits as a child and throughout adulthood. I've been having a really bad tooth ache for a while. The pain would come and go but it finally got to the point that it was unbearable. I actually felt like the pain was in my left ear. A bit discouraged with finding a dentist during this covid-19 stuff going on I hopped on yelp and proceeded to look for dentist that had experience with treating clients with anxiety. Dr. Pena had very good reviews which prompt me to call. I reached out to Dr.Pena and she was really nice over the phone, she ordered me a prescription to help with pain and set me up for a next day appointment to be seen. Today was my first time visiting Dr.Pena and I can honestly say this was the best experience I've ever had in my life with visiting the dentist. She explained everything to me step by step. She and her assistant ( I don't remember her name we're so nice and attentive and caring) she numbed me very very good. The best numbing I've ever had. I've had experiences of not being numbed enough and feeling terrible pain during procedures. She knows exactly what she's doing and completed my root canal quickly. I felt pretty embarrassed at how bad I was crying during the procedure. I always humiliate myself,lmao and SMH. It's hard to explain but in that moment I actually feel like I'm dying... Thank goodness there weren't any children in the office. This experience has really changed how I feel about visiting the dentist. Even though I cried my heart out, I feel really proud of myself. Well anyways , I have to go back in a month or so to get the root canal completed. I already feel much better and I know what to expect now. I am so grateful to this wonderful professional and nice Dentist. I look forward to taking better care of my teeth and visiting the office in the future. I highly recommend Dr.Pena. P.S the office is clean, there is ample parking as well!

- Tamara’e T

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Patient Review by Kristen H H

Been going for 8 years excellent services!

- Kristen H H

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Patient Review by Peggy B

Dr. Pena & staff are always very nice & accommodating. She always checks in later in the day to make sure you are doing okay after a procedure.

- Peggy B

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Patient Review by Marcus D

Dr. Pena was very calming and understanding of the anxiety my nephew felt. He felt very comfortable with her which hasnt happened before

- Marcus D

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Patient Review by Karita F

Service was excellent, I was in and out in no time.

- Karita F

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Patient Review by gala

such a friendly dentist very patience and nice felt comfortabe

- gala

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Patient Review by Lisa G

Everyone in the office makes my visit to the dentist a much easier one with how welcoming and caring they are!

- Lisa G

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Patient Review by Kevin M

Dr. Peña took the time to properly diagnose my issue while other dentists rush through the process.

- Kevin M

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Patient Review by Brenda A

I cannot speak highly enough about this dental office. I called on Thanksgiving weekend with severe tooth pain. I left a message and within minutes I received a text from Dr Pena. She was able to call in antibiotics and see me the following Monday at 7am. The office staff and everyone has been so responsive and amazing. PS I hate having all dental work done this is one of the first places where I feel comfortable!! They are amazing!

- Brenda A

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Patient Review by Jennifer E

Dr. Pena,Terry, and all the staff are very friendly and helpful.

- Jennifer E

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Patient Review by kay g

A great place and Gail is terrific!

- kay g

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Patient Review by Shannon J

Dr Pena and staff are a pleasure. They make going to the dentist a little less terribel 😉

- Shannon J

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Patient Review by George V

Absolutely wonderful first visit. I have not been to the dentist in a very, very long time. I was prepared for the worst. Gail was incredibly pleasant and real, which I very much appreciated. Dr. Pena was also very gentle and communicated everything perfectly. I had a full understanding of what was needed and what my future visits would be like. Billing was painless and I had a clear understanding of the present and future costs, allowing me to plan accordingly. Very pleasant visit. Thank you!

- George V

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Patient Review by shelley s

Dr. Pene, Gail & Staff are all outstanding! Friendly, attention to detail; care for your overall well being and personal follow up from the Dr. following procedures goes above and beyond! The kind of care and attention all should require is just one reflection of their high standards.

- shelley s

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Patient Review by Chris G

5 Stars across the board.

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Patient Review by Marilyn S

My family highly recommends Dr. Pena and her friendly staff.

- Marilyn S

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Patient Review by Nora H

Truly amazing care.

- Nora H

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Patient Review by Jaime P

Terry is the best!

- Jaime P

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