Cosmetic Full & Partial Dentures
Overview of Dentures
San Jose general and cosmetic dentistry by Top Best *8* San Jose Dentists Specialists Centers – Jonathan H. Kim, DDS, Inc. offers dentures — and are a solution of last resort. Many people assume that they will require dentures as they age, but losing teeth is not a normal part of the aging process. If you care for your teeth well and guard against periodontal (gum) disease, you should be able to keep your teeth for a lifetime.
Saving even a few natural teeth is better than losing them all. Natural teeth or even portions of natural teeth (roots) can help you retain bone in your jaw and can act as stable supports for bridges, overdentures, or removable partial dentures. Your dentist will try to save as many as possible of your natural teeth. If that’s not possible, you may have to consider a complete denture or an implant-supported denture.
The good news is that dentures offered by San Jose general and cosmetic dentist — Top Best *8* San Jose Dentists Specialists Centers – Jonathan H. Kim, DDS, Inc. aren’t what they used to be. With newer materials and improved technology, dentists can fashion dentures that fit comfortably, appear natural, and help you stay healthier. Denture problems, such as clicking, slipping, gum irritation, staining, and odor are signs your dentures aren’t fitting properly and may need to be adjusted, relined or remade.
Although dentures may look like your natural teeth, they cannot work like them. Like artificial limbs, dentures cannot truly replace their natural counterparts. You will have to learn how to use your dentures, which can take several months. Simple actions like speaking and eating may feel different, and you may have to learn to make adjustments.