Mangat Dental Center in San Jose
Although many advances have been made in the field of dentistry, loss of teeth is still an ongoing problem. In the United States, 26% of adults between the ages of sixty-five and seventy-five have lost all of their teeth. Currently, there are a number of options available for people who have lost their teeth. One of the most versatile and affordable is a set of removable dentures.
Standard Full Dentures
Standard full dentures are ones that comprise a full set of upper and lower teeth. This type of denture uses suction to stay in place. They are made of a pliable material which makes suction easy. However, for this same reason, a standard full dentures will require routine visits to the dentist. Being pliable, the dentures are susceptible to shrinkage, thus creating an ill-fitting prosthetic that will result in atrophy of the jawbone.
Partial dentures are dentures that replace only a limited number of teeth – not an entire set. Partial dentures are a single piece fitting supported by the remaining teeth and gums. They are much more secure and comfortable than standard full dentures.
Cosmetic Dentures, as you can imagine, are made to look as natural as possible. Unlike standard dentures that use a heat curing process (which leads to dentures that become ill-fitting over time), cosmetic dentures are made from a special acrylic base that eliminates the possibility of the denture shrinking and warping.
Furthermore, some cosmetic dentures achieve a natural appearance through the use of implants. Implants are installed in the mouth so the dentures have something to hold onto. The cosmetic denture will either rest on or snap onto the implant, allowing the denture to stay in place without the chance of it moving around, Cosmetic dentures are the most comfortable and natural looking solution.
The loss of teeth and some of the expensive treatment options available need not prevent you from continuing to lead a healthy and happy life. Removable dentures are a suitable course of treatment for many people. You deserve to give yourself the best treatment possible. With over 28 years of experience in general and cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Mangat and his experienced team at Mangat Dental Center in San Jose have consistently delivered exceptional cosmetic dentures with quality, care, and comfort!