About Removable Dentures
If you have badly damaged or missing teeth, dentures may be a great dental solution for you. Dentures are a common treatment for individuals of any age (not just the elderly) who have lost most or all of their teeth. Dentures are removable appliances that sit on top of the gums and restore the appearance and function of a full set of teeth. Crafted from fine-quality materials, dentures improve your smile and overall facial appearance. General and cosmetic dentist Dr. Susan Fredericks fits and places dentures at Southern Cal Smiles. For her Woodland Hills and Calabasas patients, Dr. Fredericks will first examine your gums and the supporting bone structure to help her develop a treatment plan suited to your needs. If you have any remaining teeth, you may choose to have a partial denture placed between the remaining teeth, or Dr. Fredericks may extract them and place a full (also known as a complete) denture. If you’d like to learn more about replacing all of your teeth with dentures, please contact Dr. Fredericks and her team at Southern Cal Smiles conveniently located in Woodland Hills, CA.
"If you want a personal dentist with a professional office personnel and the highest quality of care this is the place!! I have had dental nightmares in the past and it took me a while (even with insurance) to walk in an office. Dr. Susan STANDS BEHIND HER WORK, and the receptionist ALWAYS sends reminders including an email with a calendar interface for my Samsung phone. Accommodating schedules too!!! Open some Saturdays and late Wednesday night. As a person who travels for business...this is a HUGE plus! Higeinists are all caring (yes...learned the proper way to floss-yes THAT is a thing)...As long as I am in this area I will stick with this office of great people! Don't hesitate, just make an appointment!"- J.M. / Yelp / Jan 16, 2019
"she was fantastic, made the process really easy. The whole staff was very professional, and organized. They made me feel safe, and warm."- A.A. / Healthgrades / Dec 31, 2019
"My life has changed so much since I came to see Dr. Fredericks I smile so much. I never felt beautiful because my teeth were so distracting. My personality has also changed because now that I smile more, people smile back at me; it has been contagious. I laugh and enjoy living. I have changed my name to Sandy Beach and I will use that as my pen name as I am writing a book. When people meet me they laugh and smile when I tell them the name. Thank you Susan for giving me my confidence back."- S.B. / Healthgrades / Dec 15, 2019
"100% attention to you as a patient accurate decision making - clear communication - and answer to every question.Love to visit my Dentist Office, great energy and easy welcoming into the space of maybe not the most comfortable moments :)but you won't feel any pain - in any action they may have to take.Thank you to all, and see you soon."- R.F. / Healthgrades / Dec 11, 2019
"I have been a patient of Dr. Susan's for many many years and she has always taken great care of me. However, today she really impressed me when I came in for a tooth that I broke she examined the tooth, gums, and xray. She realized that I what I needed was a better Xray so she referred me to a root canal specialist in the building. He took the Xray and concluded that Susan was right and that I did indeed need a root canal. Susan Fredericks made sure I was seen the same day and that I got the necessary work done. She knows when she can do something and she also knows and is not afraid to admit when a certain procedure is best done by another dentist (specialist); and for that I have great respect and trust for her. Thank You Dr.Fredericks"- C.L. / Healthgrades / Dec 10, 2019
What to Expect
The procedure for dentures starts with Dr. Fredericks preparing your mouth, which may include extractions, cleanings, or filing the natural teeth. After the mouth is prepared, we will take digital x-rays and physical impressions, and send them to a dental laboratory where custom dentures will be created. While the permanent dentures are being created, Dr. Fredericks will give you temporary dentures to wear. When the custom dentures are completed, Dr. Fredericks will adjust as needed to give you your most comfortable and secure fit. If needed, you may schedule a follow-up appointment after your dentures are first placed so Dr. Fredericks can check and adjust the fit of the dentures.
Care instructions for dentures will be provided by Dr. Fredericks to help you keep your dentures clean and in good condition. Removable dentures can last 2 – 10 years with proper care. Be sure to schedule regular dental exams as often as recommended by Dr. Fredericks to check the wear of your dentures and the health of your gums and mouth.
Complete and partial dentures are usually covered in part by dental insurance; our office will contact your insurance company to calculate potential out-of-pocket cost. Please talk to Dr. Fredericks about what payments are accepted by our office and what financing plans are available.
Plan Your Service
If you are having trouble speaking and chewing because of missing teeth, full or partial custom dentures from Southern Cal Smiles in Woodland Hills, CA can restore the appearance and function of your teeth. All dentures are uniquely created with the materials, colors, size, and shapes to give you your best fit and an attractive, natural-looking smile.