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Dentures and Partials

Find the Best Dentures and Partials in Santa Monica with the help of Drs. Susan and Brent Hale, DDS

Doctors Susan and Brent Hale, DDS, do everything possible to preserve your teeth, advising on the best practices for good dental care. However, in some instances, natural teeth just cannot be preserved, in which case the office provides dentures or partials to patients.

What are dentures?

Despite your best efforts age, disease or injury, can contribute to tooth loss. Without a complete smile you could experience dietary restrictions, and embarrassment about your smile. Today’s dentures are much more comfortable and natural looking so not to let missing teeth hold you back.


Dentures are made of removable plates that look like gums holding artificial teeth. They are used to replace natural teeth that need to be pulled or filed down due to disease and decay. They are made from acrylic plastic, porcelain or metal. Dentures are held in the mouth using adhesives. Dentists use full dentures or partial dentures, depending on how many teeth you need to replace.

What to expect when getting dentures

At your first appointment, a dentist and dental assistant will take a mold of your mouth. Then, customized dentures or partials will be built in a lab for you. You will need to remove any rotting or chipped teeth, and make sure that your gum tissue has healed. The dental office will provide you with a try on to ensure that color and fit will be just right. Then, your dentures will be placed in your mouth, greatly improving your way of life.

Think you may need dentures? Call your local Santa Monica dentist at 310.453.9631.

Meet our Team

Drs. Susan and Brent Hale are a husband and wife team who opened their Westside dental practice in 1987. They have been a constant favorite of entertainment and technology professionals, community leaders, newcomers to L.A., and pretty much everyone who values excellence as a standard of their dentistry.

Dr. Brent Hale


Dr. Susan Hale


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Dr. Susan Hale, DDS

Doctor Susan Hale is a Southern California Native. She attended UCLA followed by Northwestern Dental School in Chicago where she met Dr. Brent. Susan follows the quote of GV Black (the founder of modern dentistry and the first dean of her dental school,” The Professional has no right to be other than a continuous student.” She graduated from UCLA’s TMJ and Facial Pain Mini-Residency and Esthetic Professional’s Mini-Residency. She has a passion for her patients and giving them a beautiful healthy smile, In addition to loving her time with her family and friends, Dr. Susan enjoys running, yoga, cooking and now a little golf.

Dr. Brent Hale, DDS

Brent was born in Michigan and decided early on in life that dentistry suited his personal qualities, and would allow him to focus his career on things he truly enjoyed. He met Susan while they were both in dental school at Northwestern University. After graduating in 1985, the couple returned to Susan’s native Santa Monica to set up their dental partnership. They opened their first office in 1987.