Losing your natural teeth can make a significant difference in your everyday life. The way you interact with people, bite and chew food, pronounce words while speaking, etc. would differ.
When you are missing more than a few natural teeth, dental implants and bridges may not always be the appropriate solution. Since dentures can be used to replace multiple missing teeth, they would be the right option in this case. Dentures are sets of prosthetic teeth that are held together on an acrylic base, thereby replacing both the teeth and gum tissues.
Getting dentures takes a few visits to the dentist’s office. During the initial visit, we visually screen the oral cavity to check for factors that could influence your candidacy for dentures. Based on the number of teeth remaining, we choose between partial and complete dentures to suit your condition. If you have lost almost all your teeth, full dentures are recommended. If a significant number of teeth remain, we recommend partial dentures.
A highly precise digital mold of the teeth and gums is taken to map out their position. The data is sent to a dental laboratory where the dentures are made from tooth-colored ceramic material and gum-colored acrylic. Once the dentures are fabricated, the dentist will place them in the oral cavity and check for fit and comfort. If they are ill-fitting, changes will be made to ensure that they are comfortable.
Book an appointment online or call our dentist in Milpitas, CA, at (408) 262-1710 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Lum.
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