Dentures in South San Jose
Are you missing several teeth? Do the gaps in your smile have an impact on your confidence, or make it harder to enjoy food?
Dentures make a difference. Between cosmetic and practicality reasons, if you’ve been considering dentures for some time, Dr. Sraon’s office in South San Jose, CA provides personalized dentistry services for the ongoing health of your teeth.
What Will Dentures Do for Me?
Our teeth are subjected to higher levels of sugar and other corrosive substances than any previous generation: as a result, teeth often decay and fall out, especially as you get older. Dentures are a straightforward way to improve the power of your smile and preserve the structure of your face into older age.
Not only do dentures put the confidence back into your smile, they also help when it comes to eating your favorite foods. Harder foods, such as fruits, breads, and cakes are extremely difficult to chew when you are missing important teeth.
Are Dentures Noticeable?
Dentures are made with your smile in mind. We make sure your dental implants and full dentures look as similar to your own teeth as possible. If your dentures are noticeable, it will be good attention! Also, it might feel strange in your mouth as you get used to your brand-new teeth.
How Long Do Dentures Take?
The best way to find out is to talk to a professional certified dentist. Sometimes dentures can be fast-tracked within a matter of days, whereas larger fixes can take several visits over 3-6 weeks. This depends entirely on your mouth.
What Happens If You Leave Missing Teeth Untreated?
Even after the loss of one tooth, you will start to see detrimental effects. Most crucially, your teeth help to hold the shape of your jawbone in place. Here are some other potential side effects after losing your teeth:
- Shifting of other teeth, and as a result, stress on other teeth. If you want to protect the teeth you have left, dentures are recommended.
- Difficulty eating, chewing, and speaking. These are daily, necessary activities.
- As your jaw changes, so will your face. An extension of the chin and an increasing under bite is the usual result of losing your teeth.
Different Types of Dentures Are Available
There are three types of dentures available at our dentist in South San Jose: full, partial and implant-secured.
As the names suggest, full dentures replace all of the missing teeth in your mouth.
Partial dentures are used when there are still natural teeth remaining.
Both partial and full dentures are an effective solution to making sure your smile stays strong and your mouth stays healthy.
The third type are implant-secured dentures are more secure than ordinary dentures, which makes them less likely to slide in your mouth or cause stress on other teeth.
Frequently Asked Questions About Dentures
Here is a list of our frequently asked questions when it comes to dentures. We understand how daunting the idea of dentures can be, how the jump from a couple of missing teeth to a full replacement can be a tricky one to make. We hope these questions give you the confidence you need to improve your look, and improve your health.
Can dentures be whitened?
Yes. There are remedies available from your dentist that remove stains without causing damage. It’s a specially designed cleaning solution which will keep your dentures looking fresh.
Can dentures be adjusted?
Yes. It’s totally natural for your new dentures to feel a bit uncomfortable when you first start wearing them. Your entire face, including your jaw-bone, will begin adjusting to your new teeth. Schedule follow-up appointments, especially if your mouth begins to feel sore.
Do dentures ever need to be replaced?
On average, most dentures need to be replaced between 3-8 years. There are many factors at play here and there is no simple answer. General wear and deterioration can occur in the dentures due to a patient’s diet, or the patient’s jaw may make such huge changes that new dentures are needed to fit the new shape of their face.
Do dentures hurt?
Dentures can be difficult to get accustomed to at first, but dentures will settle into your mouth within 2-4 weeks on average. If there are any problems, we follow-up your denture fixture with more appointments to customize and change the dentures to suit your changing bone structure.
Do I need implants?
Implants are usually used in the severe cases where there are no teeth left in the mouth but enough bone in the jaw to fit implant-supported dentures. If you are curious whether you need dentures or implants, or want to find out which will suit your mouth better, Dr. Sraon will be able to answer those and all other questions you may have.
Please call us at 408.227.1404 or email our South San Jose dental office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Sraon on our dentures. The sooner you can get to your ideal smile, the sooner you can gain your self-confidence!