Dentures in Hayward, CA
Missing and damaged teeth can cause many problems. They can make eating and talking more difficult or give your mouth a misshapen, sunken look from lack of natural structure. They can also make you reluctant to smile or hold a conversation due to insecurity about the appearance of your teeth.
Full and partial dentures can help correct all of these problems. Dentures can restore your ability to eat and speak normally, give you a more complete smile again, and give support to the muscles of your mouth, providing a more natural look after tooth loss. Our dental office in Hayward, CA is ready to help if you are looking for a solution to your missing teeth.
Types of Dentures
If you are missing most or all of an arch of teeth, we can fit you with full upper or lower dentures. These are a removable replacement for all of your teeth in a single arch. You can wear both upper and lower dentures at the same time.
We’ll discuss your denture options with you so that you know what to expect. For example, immediate dentures are often placed as soon as your tooth extractions are completed, sometimes during the same visit. These dentures will be temporary so that you are not left without teeth during the healing process and can be adjusted for a better fit as your jaw heals and changes shape.
Conventional full dentures are made after the extraction sites have fully healed so that your gum tissue has time to stabilize. This set of dentures is designed to fit the final shape of your jaw after it finishes healing, to give you secure dentures without requiring adhesive. Your dentures should fit comfortably and stay in place on their own after the final fitting.
If you still have several healthy teeth, a partial removable denture may be the right choice for you. Partial dentures are a removable appliance that can restore a section of missing teeth, whether it’s at the front of your mouth or on the side. Partials use a metal structure to stabilize the partial when it’s in place.
How to Care for Dentures
Once the dentures are in place, expect to take some time for your mouth to adjust. At first eating and talking may feel a little awkward. You will want to start with soft foods and gradually add harder foods back into your diet as you get used to your dentures.
Dentures require regular cleaning, just like natural teeth. Brush your dentures as directed by Dr. Tran or Dr. Villas to remove food particles before you remove them. Dentures will need to be placed in warm water or cleaning solution whenever they are not in your mouth. Never use hot water, as this can cause the material to warp. Dentures are fragile, so use care when handling them and call us if you happen to drop them so that we can make sure they are not damaged. Wearing ill-fitting or damaged dentures can cause slipping, problems with speech, and painful sores on your gums.
Interested in Dentures? Call Us Now!
If you are interested in getting full or partial dentures or have questions, call our dental office in Hayward, CA today for more information and to schedule an appointment!