Best Dentures in Santa Clara, CA
What are dentures?
Dentures are false teeth with an acrylic base that fits over your gums and are made to replace the teeth that are missing. The neighboring soft and hard tissues in the mouth hold dentures. Traditional dentures can be removed. So you can take the dentures out, clean them and then put them back on.
What should I know about dentures?
Initially, it feels a little different while eating or because of the bulky sensation. They can be a bit uncomfortable. A little irritation and sore feeling along with excess saliva formation is normal since your tongue and cheeks are still adjusting to it but after a while when you get used to it they are comfortable and appear like your natural teeth. There are various kinds of dentures; some depend on bonding on the teeth or dental implants. Dentures can be classified into two categories depending on whether they are used to refill the teeth that are missing on the mandibular arch or the maxillary arch. Dentures are customized and made according to the patient teeth impression.
What are the different kinds of dentures?
Removable dentures are for those who are missing one or two teeth on the upper or lower set. Crown and bridge dentures made of crowns are called as fixed partial dentures wherein a false tooth is placed in between and it is supported on both sides by an abutment or implant. Fixed dentures are more costly but they are meant to be more stable. Complete dentures are used by those who have lost all teeth in the upper and lower rows. Your dentist will explain which denture you may require per your needs.
Why are dentures useful?
Dentures are useful because if the tooth was missing in the anterior portion, the denture would enable the person to speak better as opposed to the speech issues faced earlier due to the missing tooth. It improves the aesthetic appearance which in turn boosts self-esteem and self-confidence. With dentures, it is easy to chew different hard and solid food items like meat or nuts.
How long do dentures last?
During the course of time you will have to reline the dentures, sometimes even remake or get another base with the denture teeth that are already there. As with our age, obviously, our mouth also changes, which could make the dentures lose or cause irritation or difficulty while eating.
How to take care of dentures?
One should handle dentures with care because they are fragile and can break if they fall. Dentures should not be kept in a dry place. Keep in the cleansing liquid or at least in water when they are not in use. Do not use hot water to keep dentures it can cause them to wrap. You can use cleaners to clean dentures but brushing daily is most effective in removing food particles, stains, and plaque.
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