If You’re Missing Some or All of Your Teeth, Dentures or Partials May Be The Answer! When the majority of your teeth are loose or painful, generally caused by bone loss due to advanced periodontal disease, saving them may not be an option. Removing your teeth and replacing them with a denture may be the only option in eliminating the infection and restoring the health of your teeth. To begin the process, Dr. Shimizu will first take impressions of your mouth. From these impressions, precise working models of your mouth are made and it is from these models that the dentures are created. When your denture is ready to be placed in your mouth, Dr.Shimizu will extract your remaining teeth, during which time, you will be thoroughly numbed and sedated and you should feel no pain whatsoever. As soon as your teeth are out, your denture will immediately be placed in your mouth.
Dental Implant Supported Dentures A very significant innovation with regard to full dentures is the use of dental implants to aid in the retention and stabilization of the denture. Supported by dental implants, the denture is held in place with implants rather than adhesive which provides a firmer hold and can be removed for cleaning.
Partial Denture A partial denture is often a good method for replacing some of your missing teeth. When remaining teeth are saved and a partial denture installed, you will chew better and have a healthier mouth. By filling in the spaces, a partial denture stops neighboring teeth from shifting. When missing teeth aren’t replaced, this can set off a chain reaction that can result in cavities and periodontal disease. A partial denture also helps to balance your bite which results in better chewing and a healthier jaw joint. Partials also add support to the cheeks and lips which is necessary for clear speaking and good facial structure
If you have missing teeth, we can help! Give our office a call at 408.923.5511 or email us at Info@BerryessaDental.com to find out more about our dentures & partials here in San Jose, or the other dental services we provide. We look forward to helping restore your smile and ability to chew.