Maryam Nassiri, DDS
Family and Cosmetic Dentist located in Antioch, CA
Did you know that more than 40 million Americans are missing all of their teeth? That’s why Maryam Nassiri, DDS, and her team at Vivo Dental in Antioch, California, offer patients dentures. Custom-made dentures can replace an entire set of top or bottom teeth, while partial dentures can replace several missing teeth. With dentures, patients can restore their quality of life and reap the benefits of a cosmetically enhanced smile. Set up a consultation by calling the East Bay office or booking an appointment online today.
Dentures Q & A
What are dentures?
Dentures provide an incredible solution for replacing multiple teeth or even the entire set of top or bottom teeth. Each set of custom-made dentures consists of a set of replacement teeth that are attached to a fleshy, gum-colored acrylic base. Dentures are either held in place with clasps or rooted in a support system, such as dental implants.
In recent years, dentures have become much more advanced, as the restorations increasingly match the look, feel, and function of natural teeth. This is a very popular option for patients when it comes to replacing an entire set of top or bottom teeth, or just several missing teeth. Full dentures can replace an entire mouthful of teeth, while partial dentures can fill gaps in your smile.
Should I consider getting dentures?
Dentures improve your smile, appearance, and even overall oral health in a variety of ways, such as:
- Improved speech, chewing, and digestion
- Enhanced overall appearance
- Restored shape and volume of your face
- A more attractive smile
Dentures also provide significant oral health benefits. Missing teeth often lead to a host of dental problems, including decay and periodontal disease, that are linked to serious health concerns. So, by getting dentures, you’re taking preventive action against the likes of heart disease and stroke, which are tied to oral health problems.
How does the procedure for dentures work?
Getting dentures is a very straightforward process. First, you’ll come in for a consultation with Dr. Nassiri to decide whether or not a set of dentures is the right restoration option for you.
If you decide on dentures, either full or partial, Dr. Nassiri and the team will take detailed impressions of your teeth. They send these impressions off to a dental lab where your dentures are custom-made according to Vivo Dental’s shape, size, and shape specifications. All sets of dentures can be made metal-free.
Typically, it takes one or two weeks to make your new dentures. Once they’re ready, you’ll return to the office for a follow-up visit to make sure your dentures fit snugly. Dr. Nassiri and the team will be in touch with you over the following weeks to make sure you’re adjusting well to your new dentures.
Is there an adjustment period with my new dentures?
Yes, there’s definitely an adjustment period when you start wearing your new dentures. At first, your dentures might feel slightly loose. It’s important to know that this sensation is totally natural. What’s happening is that the muscles in your mouth need time to get used to your new dentures and hold them in place.
During this time, you might notice an increased flow of saliva. In some rare cases, you might feel temporary nausea or soreness.
These feelings of discomfort will subside in a few days or weeks, at most. Once you fully adjust, your new dentures will actually make your mouth feel better, as they improve your speech, chewing, and digestion.
Call the office today or book an appointment online to schedule your dentures consultation with Dr. Nassiri and the team.