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Bay Dental Group

General Dentistry & Family Dentistry located in San Jose, CA

As we age, it is common for many of us to lose teeth. When this happens, dentures can serve as a good replacement. The team at Bay Dental Group in San Jose, California, has years of experience working with their patients to create well-fitting and beautiful dentures, helping them recover their bright smile. Go online or call today to schedule your first appointment.

Dentures Q & A

What are dentures?

Tooth loss can occur for many reasons, especially as we age. When you are missing teeth, you experience a loss of function, as well as changes in the appearance of your smile. Fortunately, there are solutions available. 

Dentures are one of the most common and well-known tooth replacement options. A denture is a dental prosthetic that replaces your missing teeth. Dentures can be taken out and put back in with ease and is designed specifically for your needs. Complete dentures take the place of all of your teeth, and partial dentures only take the place of some of your teeth. 

Will dentures feel different?

It is normal for your new dentures to feel a little strange for a bit as you get used to them. They may feel loose for a period of time. Small amounts of irritation may occur initially as well. 

However, eventually, your mouth will adjust and they will start to feel normal. Likewise, you may find that your pronunciation of certain words is a bit different at first, but your speech will return to normal as your mouth gets used to the dentures. 

Can I eat with dentures?

At first, it may feel a little awkward or uncomfortable to eat with dentures. However, over time it will start to feel normal. It is important to start with soft foods and work your way up to other foods from there. 

Certain foods, such as hard shells or sticky foods like gum, should be avoided. It is important to chew with both sides of your mouth. Eventually, you will be able to return to eating a fairly normal diet.

What is a denture adhesive?

A denture adhesive is a sticky material that is used to help keep dentures in place. Some people choose to use a denture adhesive, and others prefer not to.

A denture adhesive should not be used to help poor-fitting dentures stay in place, only to assist well-fitted dentures for even more strength and comfort. In addition, there are certain conditions such as dry mouth where an adhesive can be helpful. 

To learn more about dentures and whether they may be the right solution for you, call or go online today to schedule your first appointment with the team at Bay Dental Group.