If you’re missing some or all of your permanent teeth, dentures are an easy way to restore your smile. At Willow Glen Dental Care in San Jose, California, Danielle Wehle, DDS, and George Kuo, DDS, provide a number of options when it comes to dentures, including conventional complete dentures and implant-supported styles. Call today to see if you’re a candidate to receive dentures or use the online tool to schedule an appointment.
Dentures are a set of false teeth used to replace missing permanent teeth. Conventional types fit snugly over your gums to complete your smile and ease basic tasks like speaking, chewing, and biting. Dentures also provide some support to prevent your facial structure from shifting and the skin around your mouth from wrinkling and sagging.
The team at Willow Glen Dental Care offers a wide variety of dentures, including:
Complete dentures are used to replace an entire row of teeth on your upper or lower arch. The false teeth attach to a metal plate that sits directly on top of your gums.
If you still have many healthy, permanent teeth and are missing only a few teeth, partial dentures may be the right restoration. Partial dentures sit on top of a metal framework and adhere to your gum.
Partial dentures blend right in with your natural teeth for a seamless smile. Partial dentures may need to be removed for eating.
Implant-supported dentures are a valid alternative to conventional dentures. The row of false teeth is attached to your gums via a series of metal posts surgically implanted in your jawbone. The posts hold them firmly in place and prevent the need for messy or sticky denture adhesives.
The team at Willow Glen Dental Care works with you to determine the type of denture that’s best for your needs. The doctors review your medical history, perform a thorough oral exam, and discuss with you the goals for treatment. This helps them make the most educated denture recommendations that align with your individual needs.
Implant-supported dentures are usually best for those who have previously used dentures. Many candidates for implant-supported dentures were refused dental implants due to a lack of jawbone integrity, but they’re perfect for implant-supported dentures, which don’t require bone grafting for successful treatment.
Implant-supported dentures require a slightly longer treatment process, but the results are worth it. The team at Willow Glen Dental Care reviews all of the pros and cons of each type of dentures with you to help you make the best decision.
Schedule your denture consultation with Willow Glen Dental Care today. Call the office or use the online tool to make your appointment.