Do you have missing teeth? Have you lost most or all of your teeth due to gum disease, tooth decay, or an accident? Are you searching for options to restore your smile?
In any of these cases, dentures are one of the best solutions. Here is a brief guide on everything you need to know about dentures.
Dentures are removable dental replacements that restore missing teeth and their surrounding soft tissues. The most common scenarios where dentures are used are:
The two main types of dentures available are:
Partial dentures come into play when you still have a few natural teeth remaining in your upper or lower jaw. A key advantage of partial dentures is that they fill the space left by the missing teeth while keeping the remaining ones in position.
Complete dentures, also known as conventional dentures, are necessary when you have no teeth at all. They are made once your jaw heals and are typically ready for placement eight to twelve weeks after any remaining, but decayed teeth have been removed.
To get dentures, you will have to visit your dentist a few times over the course of a few weeks. The process begins with your dentist recommending the best type of dentures for your specific situation.
Here are the steps involved:
Your dentist makes multiple impressions of your jaw.
Your dentist will then use wax forms or models to trace out the exact position you need the denture in. To ensure a perfect match, you will be asked to provide feedback on the fit, shape, and color.
The final denture is made.
The last step involves making any minor adjustments to the dentures, if necessary.
The price of dentures depends on the type of material used. On average, they cost anywhere between $700 and $2,500.
Dentures are your best option for easily restoring your smile, allowing you to live your daily life with confidence. To learn all about how dentures can help and their advantages, call Silicon Valley Dental Care at (408) 224-1333, schedule an appointment online, or visit us at 5595 Winfield Boulevard, Suite 210, San Jose, CA 95123.
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