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Dentures San Jose CA

Older woman smiling with her new pair of dentures from Nancy Shiba, DDS in San JoseAre you looking for dentures in San Jose, CA? Look no further than Nancy Shiba, DDS. Our dental practice specializes in providing high-quality dentures to patients in the San Jose area.

Dentures are a popular and effective solution for those who have lost some or all of their teeth due to age, injury, or other dental issues. In this article, we will provide comprehensive information about dentures to help you make an informed decision and schedule an appointment with us.

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What Are Dentures?

Dentures are removable dental appliances that are used to replace missing teeth and restore your smile. They are custom-made to fit your mouth and can be either full dentures or partial dentures, depending on your needs. Full dentures are used when all of your teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when some of your natural teeth are still intact.

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Types of Dentures

There are several types of dentures available, including:

Conventional Full Dentures

These are the traditional dentures that are made after all of your teeth have been removed and your gums have healed. They are typically placed in your mouth 8-12 weeks after tooth extraction.

Immediate Full Dentures

These dentures are made in advance and can be inserted immediately after tooth extraction. They allow you to have teeth right away, but may require more adjustments as your gums and jawbone heal.

Partial Dentures

These dentures are used when some of your natural teeth are still present. They are attached to a metal framework that clasps onto your remaining teeth for support.

Implant-Supported Dentures

These dentures are secured in place using dental implants, which are titanium posts that are surgically placed in your jawbone. They provide a more stable and secure fit compared to traditional dentures.

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Benefits of Dentures

Dentures offer several benefits, including:

Improved appearance

Dentures can restore your smile and facial appearance, giving you a more youthful look.

Enhanced chewing ability

Dentures allow you to bite and chew food more effectively, improving your ability to eat a wider range of foods.

Speech improvement

Dentures can help improve your speech by filling in the gaps caused by missing teeth.

Boost in self-confidence

Dentures can restore your confidence by providing you with a complete set of teeth and a beautiful smile.

How Dentures Are Made

The process of getting dentures typically involves several steps:

Initial consultation

During your first visit to our dental practice, our dentist, Nancy Shiba, DDS, will assess your oral health and discuss your needs and expectations for dentures.

Dental impressions

If dentures are determined to be the right solution for you, our dentist will take impressions of your mouth to create custom dentures that fit your gums and jawline perfectly.

Trial fitting

Once your dentures are ready, you will try them on to ensure a proper fit and make any necessary adjustments to ensure comfort and functionality.

Final fitting

Once any adjustments have been made, your dentures will be finalized and you will receive instructions on how to care for them properly.

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Aftercare for Dentures

Proper aftercare is essential to ensure the longevity and effectiveness of your dentures. Here are some tips for caring for your dentures:

Clean your dentures regularly

Brush your dentures with a soft-bristled toothbrush and denture cleaner or mild soap and water to remove food particles and bacteria.

Soak your dentures overnight

Remove your dentures from your mouth and soak them in water or denture cleaning solution overnight to keep them clean and prevent them from drying out.

Handle your dentures with care

When handling your dentures, be gentle and avoid bending or damaging the plastic or metal components.

Maintain good oral hygiene

Even with dentures, it's important to maintain good oral hygiene by brushing your gums, tongue, and remaining natural teeth (if applicable) with a soft-bristled toothbrush.

Visit your dentist regularly

Regular dental check-ups are important to ensure the health and fit of your dentures. Our San Jose dentist, Nancy Shiba, DDS, can assess the condition of your dentures, make any necessary adjustments, and address any oral health issues.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Here are some common questions about dentures:

How long do dentures last?

Dentures can last for several years with proper care and maintenance. However, over time, they may need to be replaced or relined to ensure a proper fit.

Can I eat normally with dentures?

Yes, dentures are designed to restore your ability to bite and chew food. However, it may take some time to adjust to eating with dentures, and initially, it's recommended to start with softer foods and gradually introduce harder foods into your diet.

Can I sleep with my dentures in?

It's generally recommended to remove your dentures while sleeping to give your gums and jawbone a chance to rest. However, some denture wearers may choose to sleep with their dentures in for personal comfort reasons. If you do choose to sleep with your dentures, make sure to clean them thoroughly before bedtime.

Can I wear dentures while playing sports or engaging in physical activities?

It's generally not recommended to wear dentures while engaging in physical activities or sports as they may come loose or get damaged. It's best to remove your dentures before engaging in such activities.

Can dentures be repaired if they break or get damaged?

Yes, dentures can often be repaired if they break or get damaged. However, it's important to avoid trying to fix them yourself and instead contact your dentist for professional repair.

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Schedule an Appointment for Dentures in San Jose

If you're in need of dentures in San Jose, CA, Nancy Shiba, DDS is here to help. Our dental practice specializes in providing high-quality dentures that can restore your smile and improve your oral health. With different types of dentures available and proper aftercare, you can enjoy the benefits of having a complete set of teeth. Schedule an appointment with us today to learn more about dentures and how they can benefit you.

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Dentures San Jose CA
Looking for dentures in San Jose, CA? Nancy Shiba, DDS offers high-quality dentures for a complete smile. Learn about types of dentures, proper care, and FAQs. Schedule an appointment for dentures today.
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