Tice Valley Dental
Sean A. Karimian, D.D.S.
General & Cosmetic Dentist & Dental Implant Specialist located in Walnut Creek, CA
When you’ve lost a tooth or teeth, you need to find a replacement option that will allow you to talk and eat normally as well as protect the integrity of any remaining teeth and your jaw. At Tice Valley Dental in Walnut Creek, California, Dr. Sean Karimian offers both full and partial dentures to replace your missing teeth. If you’re missing teeth and are interested in dentures, call or schedule a consultation online today.
Dentures Q & A
What are dentures?
Dentures are removable prosthetic teeth that are inserted into your mouth to replace missing teeth and support your cheeks and lips. They restore your smile and your confidence with a natural look.
Dr. Karimian offers both full and partial dentures. Full dentures replace all of your teeth while partial dentures fill in gaps created by a few missing teeth.
How are dentures fitted?
Dr. Karimian typically fits you with dentures in just two visits. During the first visit, he takes an impression of your mouth. This is sent to a dental lab and used to custom-manufacture your dentures to fit your mouth exactly. At your second visit, Dr. Karimian fits your dentures into your mouth, checking the fit. He gives you advice on how to get used to wearing your dentures and how to take care of them.
How long will it take for my dentures to feel comfortable?
You should feel confident and comfortable with your dentures within a week or two. Dr. Karimian will give you customized advice on how to get used to your dentures. You need to wear them throughout the day to get used to them quickly. It’s also recommended to read aloud or sing to get used to talking with your dentures.
You’ll have checkups after you’re fitted with your dentures so Dr. Karimian can check the fit and your comfort. If you notice any sore spots or have any issues, make sure to bring them to his attention.
Is a partial denture better than a bridge?
You might find a partial denture more comfortable and easier to care for than a bridge. Dr. Karimian makes suggestions on the best treatments and devices to replace your teeth following a comprehensive exam. You can ask questions about your options. He will answer them thoroughly so you can make an informed decision about the best option for you.
What are implant-secured dentures?
Dr. Karimian offers implant-secured dentures for increased security and comfort. Even though modern dentures are made of light and comfortable materials and customized to fit your mouth exactly, they can still slip causing discomfort or embarrassment. Implant-secured dentures are attached to titanium posts that are implanted into your jaw. This provides a comfortable and secure fit, eliminating the risk of your dentures slipping.
If you have lost some or all of your teeth and are considering dentures, call or make an appointment online today.
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