Does your ability to eat and speak suffer because of missing teeth and significant tooth decay? Dentures can replace your missing teeth and restore your bite and smile.

Perfect Smiles California in Chula Vista, CA, can craft dentures that fit comfortably, look completely natural, and give you confidence.

What Are Dentures?

Dentures are prosthodontic devices that replace most or all teeth on one or both dental arches. These replacement teeth are designed to restore function to your bite and look just like natural teeth. Depending on your dental needs, they can be implant-supported or traditional. Traditional dentures rest on the gums and are held in place with a mild adhesive; dental implant-supported dentures are anchored directly to the jaw by prosthetic tooth roots made of titanium.

Implant-Supported vs Traditional Dentures

Traditional Denture

Traditional Dentures

Traditional dentures require a denture adhesive to keep them in place within your mouth, allowing you to chew and speak. Implant-supported dentures do not require dental adhesive. Instead, they rely on prosthetic tooth roots (usually made of titanium) embedded in the jawbone.

Implant Dentures

Implant-Supported Dentures

Implant-supported dentures are more stable, and the implants prevent bone deterioration that occurs due to missing teeth. In fact, they are the one and only restorative dentistry option that can stop bone atrophy after tooth loss.



All-on-4 is a type of implant-supported denture that uses four implants to support a full-arch denture on the upper or lower dental arch. The two posterior implants are placed at angles, maximizing contact with the available bone tissue and often eliminating the need for bone grafting prior to implant placement.


A dentist at our Chula Vista location will work with you to determine which type best fits your needs. 

Benefits of Dentures

Improved Quality of Life

By replacing the missing teeth, you restore your ability to chew and speak.

Restored Oral Health

Missing and decaying teeth can cause a host of health problems. Removing decaying teeth and replacing them with dentures can help prevent further health issues. Dentures can also restore balance to your bite, preventing or relieving painful TMJ issues.

Boosted Self-Confidence

Dentures provide cosmetic benefits, giving you the beautiful smile you have always wanted.

Protection of Remaining Teeth

When you are missing teeth, there is excessive wear on remaining teeth because bite force is not evenly distributed. Dentures will allow you to chew and speak more naturally, distributing bite force properly.

Prevention of Bone Atrophy

Even a single missing tooth can cause jawbone atrophy and sagging facial muscles. Implant-supported dentures can stop this degenerative process. 

Are Dentures Right for Me?

If you suffer from significant tooth loss and tooth decay, dentures are a viable option to restore your dental function and oral health. Schedule an initial consultation to see if dentures are the right treatment for you. Fill out our online form or call our Chula Vista office at:



5-Star Reviews of Our Chula Vista Practice


Rocio Diaz

Chula Vista, CA


Google logo

I have recommended Perfect Smiles to family and friends and will continue to do it. I have been coming to Perfect Smiles for my dental care for about 5 years and always received friendly and professional service! Thank you Dr. Falcon for taking care of my dental health!

View on Google

Angela Brill

Chula Vista, CA


Google logo

Dr. Garate and his entire team provide the most excellent patient care. Service from front desk to dental hygiene and doctor care are proficient and delivered with compassion. Educating patients on best care is an added and necessary benefit we all receive in this office! Makes keeping appointments easy!

View on Google

Why Choose Perfect Smiles California in Chula Vista?

Free Consultations

Our dentistry practice offers complimentary consultations and same-day emergency dental appointments.

Qualified Dentists

Our dentists are experienced and committed. Dr. David Garate has been in practice since 1998, and Dr. Myriam V. Falcon has been practicing since 2006. Our goal is to craft long-term relationships with our patients.

Advanced Tech

Our Chula Vista practice is equipped with advanced technology such as digital impressions, allowing you to visualize your new smile before your dentures are crafted. This also eliminates the need for messy putty impressions. 

All-Domestic Dentistry

We do not outsource our lab work outside of the US, allowing for faster turnaround times. This means you get a restored smile sooner. 

Denture Candidacy

You may be a good candidate for dentures if you:

man at dentist

Are in good oral health

You must be free of oral health issues such as tooth decay and gum disease before denture treatment. This ensures a healthy foundation for your dentures. This is especially crucial for dental implant placement because compromised teeth and gums can increase your risk for implant failure. 

a man inserting dentures

Are missing multiple teeth

Dentures are a restorative option for patients missing most or all of the teeth. If you are only missing one tooth or a few teeth, our Chula Vista dentists offer other options such as dental crowns and dental bridges supported by implants, or a traditional dental bridge. 

an extinguished cigarette

Do not use tobacco products

Tobacco use is linked to an increased risk of oral and overall health issues. It can also increase your risk of dental implant failure. It is best to cease use of all tobacco products and plan to break the habit permanently before your restorative treatment. 

Chula Vista Loves Our Office


Carmen Jordan

Chula Vista, CA


Google logo

My experience was excellent and I wouldn’t change it for nothing in the world. From the opening on the door to the back, it took away all my fears and anxieties. It was like God took me to this place, I just have been extremely happy and satisfied and I would highly recommend. Both Dr Garate and Fr Falcon took care of me, Maria the assistant made me feel so comfortable. Vanessa and Rocio made me feel very invited from day one. Bernardo has a sweet spirit to this place. Abel was great with my dental cleanings. They have top of the line technology! They did a whole CT scan on me to make sure all my work was made correctly. I’m going on my way home with a Perfect Smile

View on Google

Lett Ceja

Chula Vista, CA


Google logo

My family and I have been seeing Dr. Garate for all of our dental needs. Specifically, Dr Falcon took care of my orthodontic needs and I have a beautiful smile. As soon as you walk in you are greeted warmly by Rocio and Vanessa they make you feel like family. The entire staff including Bernardo who is always helpful with scheduling changes. Maria and Mely are exceptional! My family and I are very happy with Dr Garate and his entire staff. Perfect smiles lives up to its name. Thank you!!

View on Google

The Traditional Dentures Process 

Prep Work

If dental implants or extractions (pulling a tooth) are required, this must be done first. After the dental implants are placed or the extraction is completed, your dentist will allow the mouth and gums to heal before treatment continues. This can take several weeks to several months. Healing time varies by person and the amount of work that is needed.


When you are fully healed, impressions are taken to craft your custom dentures. Our office uses digital impressions, a far more comfortable method of ensuring a proper fit.

Permanent Dentures

When your dentures are completed, they will be delivered to our office. Our dentists will adjust them to ensure a proper fit and perform any required alterations.


You should expect an additional 1-3 appointments to make adjustments. This is to ensure maximum function, fit, and comfort. These appointments will vary based on your needs. If at any point you experience issues such as tenderness, pain, or poor fit, you can call our Chula Vista office so our dentists can address your concerns. We want you to be completely comfortable with your dentures.

What Materials Are Used for Dentures? Our dentistry practice uses a variety of materials to create your perfect smile. These materials include:

  • Acrylic
  • ValPlast
  • Porcelain
  • E-Max
  • Zirconia (This material is only used in implant supported dentures) 

Frequently Asked Questions About Dentures

Q. Do dentures hurt?

A. There may be some minor discomfort as you adjust to your dentures. However, this should only last a few days. If you notice gum irritation, or experience persistent or severe pain, contact our Chula Vista dentist office so we can address your issues promptly. Your dentures may just need an adjustment, which we are happy to provide.

Q. How long will my dentures last?

A. It depends on many factors, including the material your dentures are made from. Acrylic dentures typically last only 5 to 8 years with proper care. Zirconia dentures could potentially last the rest of your life. Follow proper care instructions for your type of denture, and be sure to visit our Chula vista office for regular exams and cleanings so your denture can provide you with the longest-lasting benefits.

Q. How do I care for my dentures?

A. Traditional dentures require you to remove and soak them with a denture cleaner or clean with non-abrasive toothpaste. It is also important that you remember to clean your gums and tongue. Implant-supported dentures are treated just like natural teeth. Brush and floss twice a day, and maintain dental exams and visits. Your dental team will provide you with all the instructions you need, and we are always happy to answer any questions or concerns. 

Have more questions?

Why Chula Vista Recommends Us


Erin Lupo

Chula Vista, CA


Google logo

As much as I HATE dental visits, Perfect Smiles is always a great, warming experience.

View on Google

Hiba Zaitona

Chula Vista, CA


Google logo

Love perfect smiles California,The staff are wonderful, The doctors are awesome very welcoming and easy to talk to .I highly recommend them for any dental work.

View on Google
The team at Perfect Smile California

Perfect Smiles California

Our dentists use the latest technology and innovative techniques to help you and your family enjoy healthy smiles and optimal oral health. Our doctors are affiliated with professional associations including:

  • American Dental Association
  • California Dental Association
  • San Diego County Dental Society

To schedule an appointment at our Chula Vista, CA, dental office, contact us online or call (619) 656-4199.

Contact Us Today

Rate, Review & Explore

Social Accounts Sprite