Dentures and Partials in San Mateo
Even though technology has evolved to create more tooth replacement options, dentures have long been the tried-and-true method to replace a full arch of teeth. Let’s take a look at dentures and how effective they can be in restoring your smile.
What Are Partial Dentures?
Partial dentures are best for patients who may not be missing all of their teeth, but are instead missing two or more teeth. Especially if these missing teeth were once adjacent to each other. Those are very large gaps to fill, and partial dentures can be molded to fill those gaps by strategically placing artificial crowns in alignment.
If to see if partial dentures are the best option for you, Drs. T. Jeff and Diana Powers will take scans of your smile in order to determine the proper placement for the artificial teeth. The scans are then used to mold your perfect partial denture. The mold ensures a snug and comfortable fit.
What Are Dentures?
Full dentures are best for patients who are missing a majority or all of their teeth. Constructed from a combination of acrylic and porcelain, dentures are meant to look and feel natural in your mouth. They are placed over your existing gums and are typically secured with an adhesive paste.
With a full denture, patients can have the strength to consume their favorite foods again, as well as have a confident smile that looks great. It’s also important that patients avoid chewing very hard foods such as nuts or ice cubes, as these could damage the denture if too much force is applied.
What About Implant-Supported Dentures?
Implant-supported dentures are another option that permanently fixes the denture to the patient’s jawbone. However, these specialized dentures may require another specialist’s attention. Speak with Dr. Powers about your options.
Easy Denture Maintenance
Both partial and full arch dentures must undergo daily maintenance in order to keep the device and your mouth clean and clear of disease. This includes removing the adhesive substance and brushing your teeth and the dentures as well. The dentures must also be submerged in a cleaning solution overnight.
Why Choose Dr. T. Jeff and Diana Powers?
Dr. T. Jeff and Diana Powers have the prowess and experience you need to achieve your dream smile here in San Mateo, CA. You don’t need to live the rest of your life with missing teeth! Contact us today to schedule a consultation with our team, and discover your candidacy for full or partial dentures today.