What are Fluoride trays? Why are they necessary to use daily after patients receive radiation to the head or neck area?

Use of Fluoride Trays by Patients Receiving Radiation for Cancer of the Head or Neck   To discuss what fluoride trays are and why they are necessary, it is first helpful to examine what happens when a patient receives radiation for cancer in the head or neck region. It is very difficult to exclude the […]


Partial Denture or a Dental Bridge?

On August 22, 2014, in Blog, Dental Bridge, Dentures, Implants, Restoration Options, Uncategorized, by Joanne

  Partial Denture or a Dental Bridge?  What is the difference between a partial denture and a dental bridge?   A partial denture is a dental prosthodontic appliance (artificial tooth or teeth) that can be removed from the mouth and cleaned like conventional dentures.  Partial dentures are often referred to as removable partial dentures or […]


Bone Resorption: The Ultimate Consequence of Tooth Loss

On August 20, 2014, in Blog, Dentures, Implants, Resource Library, Uncategorized, by Joanne

Bone Resorption: The Ultimate Consequence of Tooth Loss Learn about bone resorption and the prevention of bone loss   What is bone resorption?  Why does bone loss result from tooth loss? Natural tooth roots are embedded in the jawbone, providing a stable foundation that allows the teeth to function properly.  The part of your natural […]

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Are you a Candidate for a Dental Bridge?

Are you a Candidate for A Dental Bridge?  What is a Dental Bridge?   If you are missing one or more teeth you may be a candidate for a dental bridge. Not only is a gap between your teeth unsightly, but other problems may arise as a result of the missing teeth. Missing teeth is […]

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Recipes for New Denture Wearers

On May 9, 2014, in Blog, Dentures, Resource Library, Uncategorized, by Joanne

  Recipes for New Denture Wearers Wearing dentures does not mean giving up all your favorite foods. Take heart: The key to learning to live with your new dentures is a bit of creativity and patience—not deprivation. The key is to find new ways of preparing and eating foods you previously included in your diet. Choose […]


Are you a Candidate for Dental Implants?

On May 8, 2014, in Blog, Dentures, Implants, Restoration Options, by Harold Gulbransen

  Are you a candidate for dental Implants? Are you missing all or most of your natural teeth?  Are you interested in learning about alternatives to traditional removable dentures?  If you or someone you know has lost teeth through an accident, disease or decay, dental implants may be an excellent tooth replacement option.  With the […]

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In-House Dental Laboratory

On May 5, 2014, in Blog, Dental Bridge, Dentures, Implants, Prosthodontic Technology, by Harold Gulbransen

      At SAN DIEGO PROSTHODONTICS we have a fully equipped in-house dental laboratory on premises, staffed with two full-time, experienced dental laboratory technicians. This ensures complete control and timely delivery of superior quality customized crowns, bridges, dental implant restorations, dentures and facial prostheses. We do denture repairs on site for our existing patients.  If you […]

Continuing Education in the Field of Prosthodontics at the office of Harold J. Gulbransen, DDS

    Today’s constantly evolving dental environment mandates practitioners in the specialty field of prosthodontics stay abreast of the latest techniques and materials available.  New procedures and techniques are always being developed.  To offer the best care possible to our patients, Dr. Gulbransen has taken classes and seminars throughout his professional career.  Ongoing continued education […]


How do you know when it’s time to reline your dentures?

On March 25, 2014, in Blog, Dentures, Uncategorized, by Joanne

 Time to Reline Your Dentures? When is it time to reline your dentures? If your dentures no longer fit as well as they once did you may need to have a procedure done to refit the base of the denture, called a “reline” procedure. This procedure will enable your denture to fit better, and tighter, […]


Sterilization and Disinfection Procedures Used in the Dental Office of Dr. Harold Gulbransen

On February 2, 2014, in Blog, Sterilization and Disinfection Procedures, by Harold Gulbransen

  Sterilization and Disinfection Techniques Used at San Diego Prosthodontics SAN DIEGO PROSTHODONTICS is proud to offer the latest in modern sterilization and disinfection techniques.  Vigorous safeguards, exacting cleaning procedures and controlled professional standards are designed to protect the health and welfare of both patients and practitioners. Some of our patients have questions regarding the […]