Missing or damaged teeth can be embarrassing and prevent you from eating the foods you enjoy or speaking clearly. Dentures restore your confidence in your smile and help you to chew and speak again. Aman Bhullar, DMD, and his team at The Glen Dental offer complete dentures for a full mouth solution as well as partial denture options at their office in San Jose, California. To learn more about conventional, immediate, or partial dentures, call the office to speak with a team member, or request an appointment online today to schedule an evaluation.
Dentures are removable devices designed to replace missing or damaged teeth and surrounding gum tissue. Dentures look like natural teeth and can enhance your smile and restore your ability to bite, chew, and speak.
There are two primary types of dentures:
These dentures fit over the entire gum to replace all of your upper or lower teeth. Conventional complete dentures are created after all of your teeth have been removed, and your gums have completely healed. Immediate complete dentures are made in advance. They can be worn right after your extraction procedure, but they may need adjusting as your gum tissue heals.
Partial dentures replace sections of missing teeth. Partial dentures restore appearance and function; they also prevent your remaining natural teeth from shifting into the spaces where your original teeth are missing.
The experienced dentists at The Glen Dental design your dentures over a series of appointments. The process begins with measurements and impressions, which are used to make a mold of your teeth. Based on this mold, a specialized laboratory builds your dentures using advanced technology.
When your dentures have been created, you have several fittings, or "try-in" appointments spaced out over several weeks. These appointments allow your dentist to make adjustments to the shape, color, and fit of your dentures to ensure they're comfortable, functional, and make your smile look fantastic.
You may have a little difficulty with chewing or speaking when you first begin wearing your dentures, but with practice, you can eat and speak correctly within a short time. You may also experience some extra saliva flow or soreness, but this subsides as you become accustomed to wearing your device.
Dentures are made from durable materials and can last for many years. However, your dentures eventually need to be readjusted, repaired, or replaced.
You can extend the life of your dentures and the health of your gums and any remaining teeth by practicing good oral hygiene, including:
If you're ready to change your life with a new set of teeth, schedule a denture consultation by calling The Glen Dental today or requesting an appointment online.