Custom-Fitting Dentures Designed at Our Dental Office In Downtown Sebastopol

When our patients are dealing with several missing teeth in a row, or need to replace a full set of upper or lower teeth, dentures are often the best way to give them back a natural-looking smile and functional teeth. We believe that dentures should look, fit and feel great, so Dr. Grados and Dr. Shehadeh begin every new treatment by taking the time to understand the patient’s individual needs. 

The Basics of Dentures

Dentures are a removable option for replacing missing teeth. They may be either complete or partial, depending on the patient’s needs. Complete dentures refer to a full upper or lower set of replacement teeth. Sometimes, this is needed as a result of age, decay or other damage. Partial dentures are used like a bridge, when a patient is missing one or more teeth in a row, and may be attached to or fit over neighboring teeth for support. These can help prevent the shifting of teeth into the empty space, and preserve appearance and function. 

All of our dentures are custom-fit and fabricated for maximum comfort in your mouth. Materials vary based on the patient, but might include porcelain, metal, ceramic, plastic, or some combination of those things. They are based on impressions and imaging taken of your jaw and mouth, to ensure the best fit possible and the most natural-looking replacement teeth. 

With a good set of dentures, you’ll be able to eat and drink normally, speak clearly, and have a clean, attractive smile. They also help restore a younger-looking facial structure and fill out missing jaw shape where it may have been lost. Dentures help support the jaw joint, retaining a natural biting and chewing function to prevent misalignment of the jaw, which happens with lost teeth and can lead to TMJ disorder. They also help preserve underlying bone and keep gum tissue healthy, which supports your continued good oral health. 

Good Denture Care

As with all dental restorations, dentures need to be taken care of properly to maintain good oral health and make sure they last as long as possible. The lifetime of a set of dentures is anywhere from five to ten years, and can reach the longer end of that range with better care. We recommend regular cleanings with a soft-bristled toothbrush and a non-abrasive denture cleaner. When you have partial dentures, you also need to be sure to diligently brush and floss the surrounding teeth to keep them in good condition and prevent further tooth loss. 

Relining Older Dentures

With modern dental technology, dentures have come a long way in recent years. Older sets of dentures may benefit from relining, or reshaping. A reline of your dentures consists of reshaping the underside of the dentures so they fit more comfortably against your gums. This may also simply be needed over time as age softens and decreases the gumline. If your dentures don’t fit comfortably or cause wear or pain in your mouth, there’s no need to keep enduring the discomfort. Oak Tree Dental can provide a quick, effective and comfortable reline to keep your dentures in good shape for the next decade or so. 

Give us a call to get a consultation with our dentists, and find out more about whether dentures might be the right solution for you. 

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Arline Thomas
Arline Thomas
21:58 15 Jan 20
Tina M
Tina M
01:08 13 Jan 20
Len Hirschi
Len Hirschi
17:46 21 Dec 19
Connie is a great dental hygienist! Very good at what she does and upbeat as is the entire staff. The new doctors are personable and professional. The office has implemented a good plan of paying a small fee every month that makes payment of treatment much easier and there is discount included. I am happy with Oak Tree Dental and the entire staff. John and Patty Blount did a great job finding good people to continue with their business.
trina grady
trina grady
23:40 19 Dec 19
Warm, caring dentists and extremely talented! I had a dental emergency and they were the only dentist I found that was able to get me in right away. The work they did surpassed my expectations and I’m so happy I found them as my new dentist. Very comfortable office, everyone working there is kind and excellent at what they do. I am very picky and happy I found this place!
Missy Danneberg
Missy Danneberg
18:33 18 Dec 19
Connie is the best! Gentle but gets my teeth clean.
Matt Hadley
Matt Hadley
20:20 11 Dec 19
m Carbo
m Carbo
23:33 04 Dec 19
John Sayage
John Sayage
15:15 03 Dec 19
Ever since I decided to start going to see Dr Shehadeh at Oak Tree, my gums have been healthier and my teeth have never been cleaner. Other dentists never took quite the same care and I can tell the difference. Come here and don’t look back.
Anne Barron
Anne Barron
21:28 13 Nov 19
Patrick Pennington
Patrick Pennington
15:34 06 Nov 19
Natasha Dallin
Natasha Dallin
02:34 06 Nov 19
Lynette Moss
Lynette Moss
21:28 08 Oct 19
Great dental office; wonderful, thoughtful, knowledgeable and skilled dentists.
JeanEmma Bova
JeanEmma Bova
01:05 03 Oct 19
Such caring and attentive dentists! They explain everything step by step and make you feel comfortable. Highly recommend this practice!
alessandra sanguinetti
alessandra sanguinetti
20:36 26 Sep 19
larry marchesi
larry marchesi
14:19 15 Aug 19
the husband/wife team at oak tree dental took over for a dentist i had for 25 yrs, and liked a lot. i ve been to oak tree twice now and am very satisfied. friendly and professional. the work seems excellent.
John Sayage
John Sayage
19:52 22 May 19
Oak tree dental is an amazing new addition to the Sebastopol community. Dr Shehadeh took incredible care of me and I’m looking forward to returning soon.
Mocking Bird
Mocking Bird
04:26 05 Sep 18
Excellent!
Greg Thrash
Greg Thrash
17:14 28 Nov 16

Meet the Doctors

Dr. Anthony Grados and Dr. Karimeh Shehadeh are a husband and wife team dedicated to making Sebastopol smile. After Dr. Grados completed dental school at NYU and Dr. Shehadeh completed dental school at University of the Pacific, the two met during residency in Brooklyn and married a few years later.

After moving back to California, the two fell in love with Sebastopol and purchased their dental practice. As new Sebastopol residents, they're looking forward to enjoying the area's relaxed pace of life, providing great dental care and forming long-lasting relationships with their patients as they become part of the community.

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Address

Oak Tree Dental Sebastopol

220 Petaluma Ave., Suite D

Sebastopol, CA 95472

(707) 823-1029 

Open Hours

Monday: 8:30am-5:00pm

Tuesday: 8:30am-5:00pm

Wednesday: 8:30am-5:00pm

Thursday: 8:30am-5:00pm

Friday-Sunday: Closed 

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