Dr. Carol Jin, in San Ramon, is a family dentist who specializes in dentures. When patients find they may need false teeth it can be a scary thought, but it can be a great way to restore a healthy looking smile. They are a dental appliance that is inserted into the mouth, replacing natural teeth and providing support for the cheeks and lips.
If you already have dentures and you are looking for a new dentist in San Ramon, we are happy to see you for an examination and transfer you under our care. If you are considering getting dentures for the first time, we will be there every step of the way. From consultation to fitting we will do everything in our power to provide you with the information and comfort you need.
How Are They Made?
Dentures are usually molded out of high-quality acrylic, plastic, or a combination of both. They can be made to fit over the weakened or brittle teeth and can then be attached to dental implants to allow for a more secure fit.
- Conventional dentures are made after all teeth have been extracted and the gums have fully healed.
- An immediate denture is fabricated and inserted immediately after the teeth are extracted. The tissues are then allowed time to heal under the dental appliance.
- An upper denture has acrylic, usually flesh colored, that covers the roof of the mouth.
- A lower denture is shaped like a horseshoe to leave room for the tongue.
Do Dentures Require Maintenance?
Over a normal course of time, they can wear and will need to be replaced or relined in order to keep the jaw alignment normal. The alignment will slowly change as the bone and gum ridges recede or shrink due to the extraction of the teeth. Regular examinations are still important for the wearer so that the oral tissues can be checked for disease or change.
In The Bay Area? Come See Us In San Ramon
If you are you looking for dentures in San Ramon, or the surrounding areas, don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Carol Jin. We are happy to help you get all of your questions answered.