Dentures are prosthetic teeth made to replace lost teeth. At the Center for Advanced Dentistry, dentures can be complete or partial, depending on how many teeth need to be replaced. Dentures are an ideal solution for people who are missing many or all of their natural teeth. They improve the look of the smile and help restore the ability to chew and speak.
Removable Partial Dentures
Types of dentures
Complete dentures are worn when all of the teeth are missing. They are typically made of acrylic resin. They have a flesh-colored base that fits over the gums.
Complete dentures are custom designed to fit your mouth. They can be made for your upper jaw, lower jaw, or both. These dentures are removable, making them easy to clean and maintain.
Removable Complete Dentures
Partial dentures replace both your top arch and bottom arch. They’re held in place by clasps that fit around existing teeth. Partial dentures also prevent your remaining teeth from shifting. However, partial dentures don’t stop bone loss in the jaw.
The Benefits of Dentures
Dentures are a tooth replacement option for patients that are missing all or most of their teeth. You can chew, eat, and smile with confidence with dentures. Tooth loss affects millions of people, and this dental prosthetic allows these patients to bite, chew, and laugh without hiding their teeth. Dentures are custom-fitted to the patient’s gum structure and mouth. Your dentures will fit comfortably and securely, and you’ll be able to speak and chew normally.
Dentures are removable and can be taken out to brush and floss the teeth. Dentures can restore the appearance of your smile and can help patients regain self-confidence. While dentures are not a permanent solution, they can significantly improve a patient’s quality of life.
How Are Dentures Made?
Dentures are made from high-quality porcelain, so they look like your natural teeth. Dentures are removable, but they fit securely in your mouth.
The process of making your dentures will take around 4 to 6 weeks. A dental lab will create your denture based on molds and measurements taken of your mouth. The lab will ensure your denture is the correct size, shape, and color. The lab will also ensure your denture is comfortable to wear and matches your natural teeth.
Dentures are removable oral prosthetics that are used to replace multiple missing teeth. Learn more about the benefits of dentures by visiting the Center for Advanced Dentistry at 105 N. Bascom Ave, Suite 201, San Jose 95128, or calling (408) 549-7133.