Dentures & Partial Dentures

Getting Dentures 

A denture is a removable dental appliance replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissue.  They are made to closely resemble your natural teeth and may even enhance your smile.

There are two types of dentures - complete and partial dentures.  Complete dentures are used when all of the teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain.  A Partial denture not only fills in the spaces created by missing teeth, it prevents other teeth from shifting.

A Complete denture may be either “conventional” or “immediate.”  A conventional type is made after the teeth have been removed and the gum tissue has healed, usually taking 4 to 6 weeks.  During this time the patient will go without teeth.  Immediate dentures are made in advance and immediately placed after the teeth are removed, thus preventing the patient from having to be without teeth during the healing process.  Once the tissues shrink and heal, adjustments will have to be made.

Dentures are very durable appliances and will last many years, but may have to be remade, repaired, or readjusted due to normal wear.

One-day Dentistry in Murrieta


Waiting for restorations in between dental treatments can be a cumbersome process. Instead, you want convenient, fast dental services that allow you to get back to your life as soon as possible. 

Now Offering Same-Day Care All-on-4 Smiles

Signature Dental Care in Temecula and Murrieta offer several options for same-day dental care, including all-on-4 same-day smiles and one-day emergency root canal therapy. We make it easy for patients to schedule for their treatment and return to their life with a healthy, beautiful smile.

Same-Day Restorations in Temecula


In the past, patients would wait weeks -even up to a couple of months- before receiving their permanent restoration after treatments. Further, any inconsistencies with the blueprints and actual fit of the prosthetic can waste additional time patients don’t have. Same-day services offer faster treatment while maintaining the same high-quality service.

Our on-site speed-fire oven allows us to produce high-quality porcelain restorations in a fraction of the time it would take a normal prosthetic. Instead of waiting a day or two for crowns or bridges, patients receive custom porcelain restorations in as little as two hours.

Implant-Supported Dentures in One Visit


All-on-4 gives patients the opportunity to completely restore an entire arch of teeth during the same day as their implant surgery. Using four implants placed in strategic locations for optimal strength and support, our dentists can provide edentulous patients with a brand-new smile.

After coordinating with a trusted surgeon for placement, Dr. Minter and her team load the prosthetic onto the implants and completely refashion the smile during the same appointment. Patients no longer need to worry about mismanaging unreliable temporaries or waiting weeks before receiving their prosthetic. With this procedure, patients achieve a complete restoration in one visit.

Contact Us


Call today to schedule a consultation for one-visit dental services in Murrieta and Temecula. We’ll perform an evaluation and determine whether same-day dental care is right for you. Schedule your appointment today.

Reasons for dentures:

  • Complete Denture - Loss of all teeth in an arch.
  • Partial Denture - Loss of several teeth in an arch.
  • Enhancing smile and facial tissues.
  • Improving chewing, speech, and digestion.

What does getting dentures involve?

The process of getting dentures requires several appointments, usually over several weeks.  Highly accurate impressions (molds) and measurements are taken and used to create your custom denture.  Several “try-in” appointments may be necessary to ensure proper shape, color, and fit.  At the final appointment, your dentist will precisely adjust and place the completed denture, ensuring a natural and comfortable fit.

It is normal to experience increased saliva flow, some soreness, and possible speech and chewing difficulty, however this will subside as your muscles and tissues get used to the new dentures.

You will be given care instructions for your new dentures.  Proper cleaning of your new dental appliance, good oral hygiene, and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new dentures.

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