What are dentures?

Appliances used to replace missing teeth are known as dentures. Dentures are a popular option for patients in the San Jose, California community looking for something beautiful, long-lasting, and effective at restoring the function and appearance of the smile. Dr. Natalie K. Provenzano and her team are here to help patients determine if dentures are right for them!

What are dentures?

Dentures are a prosthetic teeth replacement option that allows patients to address gaps left behind by missing teeth and restore efficiency for eating and speaking. There are various types of cosmetic dentures for patients to consider, depending on their unique needs and the number of teeth missing from the smile. Below are the types of dentures available with Natalie K. Provenzano DDS, Inc:

  • Full dentures – full dentures, sometimes known as complete dentures, replace all the teeth in the dental arch. They are made of acrylic materials. They include false teeth and gums and are held in place with natural suction or denture adhesives.
  • Partial dentures – patients with one or more teeth missing in the dental arch might benefit from partial dentures. These removable restorations slide into the dental arch and use a metal framework to keep them in place. Partial dentures can replace a single tooth or several teeth within the smile.
  • Implant-retained dentures – patients who need to replace all the teeth in the dental arch but struggle with keeping traditional full dentures in place may instead want to ask Drs. Provenzano, Ram, and Simel about the benefits of implant-retained dentures. Implant-retained dentures use several dental implants along the gum line to support a more conservative complete denture that snaps into place. That is the best option for patients but does require them to be appropriate candidates with sufficient bone in the jaw.

Call the office of Dr. Natalie K. Provenzano today!

San Jose, CA, area patients who require dental work to restore their smile will want to learn about the benefits of dentures. Call (408) 226-2542 to request a visit at 6020 Hellyer Avenue, Suite #100, and learn more about partial dentures, full dentures, and implant-retained dentures available with our team.