Restore Any Number of Missing Teeth
Dentures are an affordable, natural-looking solution for missing teeth. The treatment process is also fast and minimally invasive, making dentures one of the most convenient tooth replacements available.
We’re happy to offer full and partial dentures at our practice. Whether you’re missing a few teeth or a full arch, Dr. Cooper will provide an ideal solution for your smile.
Full vs. Partial Dentures
Partial dentures are for patients who still have some of their natural teeth remaining. They’re customized specifically for you, designed to fill the gaps in your smile with natural-looking prosthetics.
If you’re missing a whole arch of teeth, or even both arches, full dentures will restore your appearance and chewing function. In just a matter of weeks, you can enjoy all the benefits of a beautiful smile.
If you want a more stable restoration, Dr. Cooper can secure your full or partial dentures with dental implants. Since they’re anchored to your jaw, implant-supported dentures will never fall out or slide around in your mouth.
Implant-supported dentures also stimulate healthy bone growth in your jaw, thanks to the unique process of osseointegration. This helps you avoid shifting teeth, premature wrinkles, and other issues.
Anyone who wants an attractive, affordable, and minimally-invasive solution for missing teeth may be a candidate for dentures. Unlike dental implants, you don’t need a dense and healthy jawbone for dentures, allowing far more patients to qualify for the procedure.
If you’ve lived with missing teeth for a long time, dentures are likely the fastest and most convenient treatment option for you.
Maintaining and Repairing Dentures
Make sure to handle your dentures carefully and keep them moist when you’re not wearing them. Store them in cold water or an ADA-approved soaking solution — don’t use hot water, as this can warp your dentures.
Keep your dentures clean by brushing them every day to remove food crumbs and bacteria. Brushing your gums and tongue before putting your dentures in will also help to prevent stains.
If you damage your dentures, don’t try to fix them on your own. Call our office right away and we’ll take care of the issue.
Frequently Asked Questions
If my current dentures are loose or ill-fitting, what are my options?
Let us know right away if your dentures don’t fit comfortably. Dr. Cooper may be able to reline them, or you may want to consider implant-supported dentures.
My dentures broke, how do I fix them?
If you damage or break your dentures, don’t try to fix them on your own. Try to store them in a safe place until Dr. Cooper can see you and address the problem.
Does dental insurance cover dentures?
Most dental insurance plans won’t pay for dentures, but you could receive coverage for a portion of your treatment.
What are dentures made of?
Dentures are prosthetic teeth made from porcelain or acrylic resin. The gum-colored base is typically made from acrylic resin or chrome cobalt metal.
How do I clean my dentures? How do I remove stains?
Keep your dentures clean by soaking them overnight and brushing them thoroughly every day. Make sure to use a soft-bristled brush and mild, colorless soap to avoid damage.
If your dentures get stained, don’t try to use bleach or whitening products. Ask Dr. Cooper about a professional polishing and see what your options are.
How can dental implants improve my experience with dentures?
Implant-supported dentures are secured to your jaw for a stable restoration that doesn’t move. They’re easy to clean and highly durable, plus they stimulate healthy jawbone growth to protect your long-term oral health.
Visit Contemporary Dental Arts for Dentures
If you’re interested in dentures, Dr. Cooper can provide the comfortable treatment you’re looking for. Whether you need full or partial dentures, he’ll provide a solution that restores your smile for many years to come.
Call our office in San Jose at (408) 253-4150 and schedule a consultation with Dr. Cooper today.