Hollister Smiles Dental
Diana M Boado, DDS
Dentist located in Hollister, CA
Dentures are a classic and effective solution for reclaiming your smile if you’re missing teeth. The team of dental professionals at Hollister Smiles Dental: Diana Boado, DDS, makes dentures that are comfortable, beautiful, and natural-looking. To get started with your dentures, schedule a consultation at their state-of-the-art clinic in Hollister, California, today by calling the office or booking an appointment online.
Dentures Q & A
What are dentures?
A denture is a removable oral appliance that replaces teeth that are missing from your smile. They’re custom-built for your unique mouth and closely resemble your natural teeth.
There have been significant advances in denture technology over the years. Today’s dentures look more beautiful and fit more comfortably than they ever have, making them an excellent solution for rediscovering your smile.
Why should I get dentures?
Dentures have many advantages, like:
- Making it easier for you to speak
- Improving your ability to chew and digest your food
- Enhancing your appearance and maintaining your facial volume
By replacing some or all of your missing teeth, dentures also boost your self-esteem and improve your confidence.
Are there different types of dentures?
Dentures can be split into two categories: partial and complete.
Partial dentures replace one or more teeth in your smile when you still have some healthy natural teeth that you want to keep in your mouth. Your partial denture fills in the spaces left by your missing teeth, making your smile full again and preventing your remaining teeth from shifting out of place.
Complete dentures replace all of the teeth in one or both of your dental arches. They can either be conventional or immediate. When you get conventional dentures, Dr. Boado takes a mold of your smile after your mouth has healed from extracting any remaining teeth. The healing process usually takes 4-6 weeks, during which time you’ll go without teeth.
When you get immediate dentures, Dr. Boado takes your mold before you have your extractions so that your dentures are ready as soon as your remaining teeth are removed from your mouth.
This has the advantage of making it so that you don’t have to go without teeth, but because your gums will shrink and change shape as they heal, your immediate dentures will need more adjustments.
How do dentures feel?
Dentures can feel slightly uncomfortable when you start wearing them, but this is to be expected, as the muscles in your mouth need time to acclimate to the new appliance and learn how to properly work with it.
During this adjustment period, some people experience some difficulty speaking and chewing, increased saliva flow, and soreness.
This discomfort eventually wears off, though, after which point your dentures will actually make your mouth feel better than it did before.
Schedule your denture consultation today by calling the offices at Hollister Smiles Dental: Diana Boado, DDS, or booking a visit online.