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Dentures Specialist

Center for Advanced Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry & Dental Implants Specialists located in San Jose, CA

If you have damaged or missing teeth, consider restoring your oral health and getting your beautiful smile back with dentures. At Center for Advanced Dentistry in San Jose, California, the highly qualified team of professional dentists offers dentures as an effective tooth replacement solution. To request an appointment, call the office or book online today.

Dentures Q & A

What are dentures?

A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth in the upper or lower area in your mouth. You might require a partial, immediate denture if you’re only missing some teeth. If you’re missing all of your teeth, your provider recommends a complete, conventional denture.

Dentures look just like your regular teeth. The custom-fit sits naturally in your mouth so you can eat and talk easily. If you have teeth removed before getting dentures, you’ll need to wait 8-12 weeks for your mouth to heal fully. During this interim period, your dentist provides you with immediate dentures. When your mouth is ready for the final procedure, you can wear your conventional dentures shaped to fit your mouth. 

If your gums are healthy and you’re missing multiple teeth, but not all, your dentist fits you for a partial denture, which bridges the exposed gap and prevents your other teeth from shifting. 

Are dentures right for me?

Dentures offer a great deal of flexibility, which makes them an excellent restoration option. When visiting the Center for Advanced Dentistry, your dentist gives you a comprehensive oral exam and, based on your results, talks with you about the best solution for your condition.

Depending on your oral health needs, your dentist might recommend dentures, or other options, such as bridges, dental implants, and crowns. That’s why it’s best to consult with your provider first to achieve a successful outcome that works for you.

Do dentures need maintenance?

You should care for your dentures to help maintain their function, plus good hygiene protects your gums and overall oral health, as well.

Caring for your dentures includes the following:

  • Before brushing, wash off any debris
  • Brush your gums, roof of your mouth, and tongue two times a day
  • Brush your dentures gently
  • Remove dentures when going to sleep
  • When you’re not wearing them, soak them in water or denture-cleansing liquid
  • Avoid smoking
  • Only use adhesives if advised by your provider

Providing maintenance for your dentures increases their longevity. If your dentures cause any discomfort or feel loose, visit your provider right away for an adjustment.

To find out if dentures are right for you, call the office or schedule an appointment online with the Center for Advanced Dentistry today.