Dentures can restore your smile and your oral health
We’re sure you’ve heard of dentures. In a nut-shell, they’re removable dental appliances that replace your missing teeth. When most people picture dentures, they see the awkward, clumsy, chunks of potential embarrassment like, “Gosh I hope they don’t fall out in public”, or ”Did my guest see my dentures in a glass in the bathroom?”. Those may have been your grandmother’s dentures, but we guarantee they won’t be yours.
These days there are a lot of choices when it comes to teeth dentures. Whether full or partial, conventional or immediate, if you are missing teeth, dentures by Top Down Dental in San Jose/Los Gatos can help you improve your oral health and your smile.
8 signs that you may need to consider dentures
You haven’t been seeing your dentist regularly
If you don’t visit your dentist twice a year, you could have a lot of undiagnosed issues. Regular dental checkups involve professional cleanings to remove the plaque and tartar that is missed by your toothbrush and floss. Without regular, professional cleaning, you may have some significant decay.
You have red, swollen, tender or bleeding gums
These are all signs of periodontal, or gum, disease. Left untreated, periodontal disease can destroy your gums, leading to tooth loss.
You have loose, shifting teeth or you have gaps between your teeth
If you teeth are missing or shifting, eventually, they can dislodge the surrounding teeth. Like a house of cards, once one falls, it’s not long before the rest tumble.
You have a toothache
A severe toothache could be a sign of extensive tooth decay. The pain is caused when the tooth and its root are impacted by the decay. If you catch it early, decay is treatable, but, if you’re at the severe toothache stage, it could be too far gone to save your tooth.
You can’t eat hard or chewy foods
If you can’t eat without pain or discomfort, it’s a sign that everything might not be A OK with your teeth. Cracked, broken, shifting, or missing teeth can all cause eating difficulty.
You have indigestion
Your indigestion could be caused by problems with your teeth. People who can’t chew properly often swallow big chunks of food, leading to stomach upset and digestive problems.
You’re self-conscious about your smile
If you’re reluctant to say, “cheese”, in family photos or welcome new people with a warm smile, you’re missing out on a big part of living a happy life – sharing your smile, your joy and yourself.
But what about the cost of dentures?
Dentures are an expense, but there are ways to make them affordable. If you think you need dentures, insurance may cover the cost of your dentures. Check with your insurance provider to be sure. If dentures insurance is not an option, Top Down Dental in San Jose/Los Gatos offers many dental financing options. Have a look at our dental financing page or contact us for information.
Dentures aren’t just gap fillers. They’re smile and face rejuvenators
There’s an added bonus to fixing your gaps, cracks, broken and missing teeth with teeth dentures. When you’re missing teeth, your face has less bone to rely on to hold it up. Couple that with the un-escapable effects of aging and you end up with a tired-looking, old-before-its-time face.
Welcome to today’s world of neuromuscular dental technology. We’d like to introduce you to Dentures. Not only do these dentures restore your chewing and smiling ability, they provide support to your facial muscles, making you look younger. Dentures harmonize the soft and hard tissues of your face and the nerves and muscles in your mouth putting jaw a comfortable position that also flatters your face.
Once your dental problems are repaired, you’ll stop hiding and regain the confidence to flash your bright new smile.
Get ‘em done right at Top Down Dental
Dr. Nancy Nehawandian of Top Down Dental in San Jose/Los Gatos is trained and experienced in cosmetic and neuromuscular dentistry. Top Down Dental’s philosophy of caring commitment to excellence will ensure your dentures are comfortable, flattering and affordable. Give us a call at (408) 354-5600 or schedule your appointment today.