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Dentures Specialist

Silicon Valley Dental Associates -  - Cosmetic, Implant, and General Dentistry

Silicon Valley Dental Associates

Cosmetic, Implant, and General Dentists located in Sunnyvale, CA

If you’re missing some or all of your permanent teeth, (Implant-add this) Dentures can restore your smile and make day-to-day activities like chewing, biting, and speaking much easier. Expert general, cosmetic, and implant dentists Colin Au, DDS, Scott Dault, DDS, and the caring team at Silicon Valley Dental Associates in Sunnyvale, California, regularly use dentures to restore their patients’ smiles. Not only can dentures regain your confidence, but they’re also quite affordable. To schedule your appointment, call the office or book online today.

Dentures Q&A

What are dentures?

Dentures, or false teeth, are oral prosthetics used to restore your smile, as well as your ability to bite and chew. Thanks to advances in manufacturing technology, modern dentures are comfortable and easy to adjust to. They also allow you to smile, speak, and laugh confidently. 

Are there different types of dentures?

The team at Silicon Valley Dental Associates offers several types of dentures, including:

  • Full dentures
  • Partial dentures
  • Flex no-metal partial dentures
  • Immediate dentures
  • Implant-supported dentures

If you have existing dentures, your provider can retrofit and convert them to snap onto dental implants. This allows for greater stability and prevents common denture-related problems like excess saliva and slurring.

What is denture stabilization?

There’s nothing wrong with traditional dentures, but many people find that they’re uncomfortable. Over time, wearing dentures diminishes your jawbone. This causes bone loss and requires the need for regular readjustments. Additionally, dentures that slip or slide around can cause sores or blisters.

Denture stabilization involves your Silicon Valley Dental Associates provider surgically placing two or more dental implants into small incisions in your gum line. This adds stability to your dentures and makes them appear more natural. 

In addition to providing greater stability, implants allow you to do away with the false palate that covers the roof of your mouth. This makes it look like the denture teeth emerge from your gums. 

How does denture stabilization work?

Denture stabilization begins with in-office implant surgery. After placing your implants, you’re sent home with a list of careful recovery instructions. During this time, your jawbone grows around each implant, fusing them to your jaw. Once your mouth heals, your existing or new dentures snap snugly onto the implants. 

How do I care for my stabilized dentures?

Stabilized dentures still require regular care. To keep yours in great shape for years to come, the team at Silicon Valley Dental Associates recommends brushing them twice every day, and removing them at night and placing them in a denture cleaning solution.

What if I damage my dentures?

Dentures are sturdy and long-lasting, but they aren’t invincible. If you chip, crack, or damage your dentures, schedule an appointment at Silicon Valley Dental Associates. The team handles soft relines and repairs in-office. They outsource care for hard relines to the denture lab across the hall. 

Don’t let missing teeth prevent you from living your best life. Schedule a dentures appointment at Silicon Valley Dental Associates by calling the office or booking online today.