Dentures & Partial Dentures
Dr. Carol Jin, DDS, in San Ramon is a highly skilled denture specialist. With the newest technology, along with the knowledge and experience to back it up, Dr. Carol Jin can help you restore your smile if you’ve lost most or all of your natural teeth. These removable dental appliances can offer a wide range of benefits including a boost to your self-confidence. Don’t let missing teeth get in the way of living a normal life.
Types of Artificial Teeth
There are three main types of dentures that are available for your situation- complete dentures, partial dentures, and temporary ones. Depending on the status of your natural teeth, Dr. Jin will recommend either a complete set of artificial teeth or a partial set of dentures. Partial dentures are used when there are some missing teeth. This fills out your mouth, prevents your facial structure from sagging and prevents your other teeth from shifting.
Temporaries are used to make sure a patient has a natural looking smile while they are waiting for dental implants or a bridge to be completed. This is an immediate solution for patients that have had a tooth knocked out due to an accident or sports injury while waiting for a more permanent solution.
What Are The Benefits Of Dentures?
When you’ve lost all or most of your teeth, your facial muscles can begin to sag and make you look older. Dentures can help give your face a more full and youthful appearance. Other benefits would include:
- The Ability To Eat Easier
- Speak More Comfortably
- Improve Your Smile
- Natural Looking Appearance
Without teeth, you could experience problems with eating or even speaking normally. Dentures can help you to talk easier and eat the foods you’ve always enjoyed, all while increasing your confidence.
False Teeth Aren’t Uncomfortable
With the newest technology, Dr. Carol Jin, DDS, can fit you with a new set of teeth that are comfortable and easy to use. Depending on your situation, whether you are missing some or all of your teeth, you will need either partial or complete dentures. With a conventional set of dentures, after the teeth have been entirely removed and the gums are starting to heal, you will be fitted for your new set of teeth.
You can also select immediate dentures which are made in advance prior to your teeth being removed. With immediate dentures, you will not be without teeth while your gums heal. However, you will have to have your dentures resized once the swelling of the gum and mouth tissues recedes.
This Will Take Some Getting Used To
With your new set of teeth, things might feel a little awkward at first. Your tongue and cheek muscles will need to get used to keeping them in place, and you might even drool a little bit. It is entirely normal to experience some soreness and maybe even a slight bit of irritation with your new teeth, but you will adjust in no time. Get used to flashing those pearly whites again!
Schedule Your Denture Appointment
Dentures may be a scary thing to think about, but Dr. Carol Jin, DDS, in San Ramon will walk you through the whole process from start to finish. Give us a call today and set up your initial consultation.