If you’re self-conscious about your smile due to missing teeth and don’t want permanent dental implant restorations, dentures offer a removable solution for replacing your missing teeth. Irma A. Francisco, DDS Inc. and the dental team in San Jose, California, work with patients to ensure they receive dentures that fit and function well while restoring their self-confidence. Find out more about dentures and your options for tooth replacement by calling or using online scheduling to book an appointment today.
Most people need an adjustment period after getting dentures — a few days for a partial denture and up to a few weeks for full dentures. At first, dentures may feel like they’re too large for your mouth, but that sensation goes away after wearing them for a while.
After you adjust to wearing dentures, they’ll feel like natural teeth. To help speed up the adjustment process, practice reading out loud after you get your dentures. This lets you practice talking with your new teeth so you can get used to them more quickly.
If you’re only missing a few teeth, a partial denture can replace them. Partial dentures are a good option for people who don’t want a dental bridge.
If you’re missing all of your bottom or top teeth, a full top or bottom denture can replace the full set.
You may think having dentures eliminates the need to see a dentist regularly for cleanings and exams, but dental exams are still important for people with full dentures. The team at Irma A. Francisco, DDS Inc. examines your soft tissues, performs oral cancer screenings, and checks the fit of your dentures to maintain comfort.
Taking care of your dentures is the same as caring for your natural teeth, except they can be removed. Brush them twice daily with denture-safe toothpaste or using mouthwash, and brush your gums to keep them healthy.
When you’re not wearing your dentures, keep them in a solution of water and denture cleaning solution or your favorite brand of mouthwash to prevent them from drying out.
Over time, dentures sometimes slip or move in your mouth, causing sore spots. Denture adhesives can reduce movement, but if your dentures aren’t fitting correctly or you have sore spots, call the team at Irma A. Francisco, DDS Inc. for an appointment.
Adjustments can make your dentures fit properly again and your dentist can check for any underlying health issues causing the dentures to move.
Sore spots can lead to infections, so schedule an exam as soon as possible to maintain your oral health.
To learn more about dentures and determine if they’re the right choice for your replacing missing teeth, call Irma A. Francisco, DDS Inc. or schedule an appointment online today.