If you’re missing some or all of your permanent teeth, 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, Dianna Fung, 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, 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.
The team at Silicon Valley Dental Associates offers several types of dentures, including:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.