Dentures Specialist

Susan Malibiran, DMD -  - Cosmetic & General Dentist

Rio Dental Practice

Susan Malibiran, DMD

Cosmetic & General Dentist located in Rohnert Park, CA

Custom-made dentures are more than prosthetic devices. They give you back your smile, and help you speak, chew, and feel like yourself again. Susan Malibiran, DMD, at Rio Dental, is skilled in the art of fitting dentures. Located in Rohnert Park, California, Dr. Malibiran can help you look and feel like yourself again with the right denture option for your needs. Call today or schedule your consultation online.

Dentures Q & A

Are there different types of dentures?

The knowledgeable licensed denturists at Rio Dental offer an array of complementary treatment plans for women and men of all ages. From the first appointment to the final set of dentures, or denture relining and repairs, you'll enjoy only the highest quality materials and service. Your denture options include:

  • Metal framework partial dentures
  • Acrylic partial dentures
  • Dental implants and crowns
  • Denture relines
  • Soft denture liners
  • Implant-supported dentures

All dentures are constructed by licensed denturists. After your dentures are custom created, Dr. Malibiran will monitor the look and feel, addressing any concerns you may have. From start to finish, she will ensure you have a smile you're proud to show off.

Can I eat and sleep with dentures?

Wearing your dentures will help you enjoy your life as if you had your permanent teeth. Going to sleep with your dentures in is possible, but is generally not recommended. Removing your dentures while sleeping is the ideal time to clean the dentures as well as rest your mouth.

Eating with dentures can be difficult, but with practice, most foods are eaten without difficulty. Examples of some foods you may need to get used to are:

  • Raw vegetables
  • Sandwiches
  • Fresh fruits
  • Chewing gum
  • Nuts

Cutting your food into smaller bites and using your back teeth for chewing will help you gain full control over chewing most foods again. Call Dr. Malibiran to further discuss how dentures can help you enjoy normal foods and activities again.

Are partial dentures a better choice for me?

Dr. Malibiran can help you determine if partial dentures are right for your dental needs. If you're a well-suited candidate, the strong metal framework offers support so that you can bite and eat like normal, even if you're missing molars. No dental adhesives are required. The metal frame anchors to existing natural teeth to keep the dentures in place.

Acrylic partial dentures are another option. On the one hand, they tend to be cheaper than metal partials, but on the other hand, they don't last as long. They are typically used to replace front teeth as a temporary solution while the dentist constructs permanent partials or bridges.

Rio Dental is here to answer your questions and restore your smile. Learn more about dentures near you today. Call today or book your dental consultation online.