If you are missing many or all your teeth, Dr. Catalina Phan can provide you with dentures to restore your smile and provide support in maintaining the shape of your face. Dentures are replacements for your missing teeth that can be removed and put back into your mouth as you please. Campbell Dental Care offers both complete and partial dentures to meet your needs. We welcome you to contact us at 408-364-1122 for more information about dentures in Campbell, California, and to schedule your consultation with our experienced dentist.
We offer several types of dentures to meet your needs, including two types of full dentures and partial dentures.
- Conventional Full Dentures – When all your teeth are removed and the tissue is given time to heal, you will receive conventional full dentures. It could take a few months for your gum tissue to heal completely. During this time you will be without teeth.
- Immediate Full Dentures – Prior to having your teeth removed, our dentist will take measurements of your mouth and have dentures fitted for you. After removing your teeth, these dentures will be placed in your mouth immediately. The benefit of immediately full dentures is that you do not have to spend any time without teeth. You will, however, need to have at least one follow-up appointment with our dentist to refit your dentures, as your jawbone will change shape as your mouth heals.
- Partial Dentures – This type of denture is similar to a bridge, but is not permanently fixed in your mouth.
It may take some time to get used to your dentures. The flesh-colored base of the dentures that rests over your gums may feel bulky, like there isn’t enough room for your tongue. Other patients say that the dentures feel loose. These feelings will affect the way you eat and talk for a few weeks until you become used to wearing dentures. Over time, your mouth will adjust, and your dentures will feel more and more like your natural teeth. You may never be perfectly satisfied with the fit and comfort of your dentures, but it is a much better option than not having teeth.
Although dentures are not real teeth, you should care for them as if they were. Dentures should be brushed to remove plaque and food particles before you remove them. After you have taken your dentures out, place them directly into room temperature water or a denture cleaning solution. Never use hot water, as it may warp your dentures. When handling your dentures, remember that they are delicate, and take care to handle them gently and not drop them. Do not ever attempt to adjust your dentures yourself. Seek assistance from your dentist if they feel uncomfortable or loose.
To learn more about dentures, and to schedule a consultation with our dentist, please contact our office today.