At Berkeley Dental Center, we understand the importance of a confident smile and the role that dentures can play in restoring your oral health and appearance. As a local family dental office in Berkeley, CA, we are committed to providing comprehensive dental care for both kids and adults, including custom-crafted dentures that fit comfortably and look natural.

Why Choose Dentures?

Dentures are a popular and effective solution for replacing missing teeth, whether you have lost them due to injury, decay, or gum disease.

There are several advantages to choosing dentures:

  • Improved appearance: Dentures can restore your smile and help you look younger and more vibrant.
  • Enhanced speech: Missing teeth can affect your speech, but dentures can help you speak more clearly and confidently.
  • Better eating experience: Dentures allow you to enjoy a wider variety of foods, improving your overall nutrition and quality of life.
  • Increased self-esteem: By restoring your smile, dentures can boost your self-confidence and help you feel more comfortable in social situations.

Types of Dentures

At Berkeley Dental Center, we offer several types of dentures to meet your unique needs and preferences:

Full Dentures

Full dentures are designed to replace all of your natural teeth in the upper or lower jaw, or both. They are custom-made to fit your mouth and are held in place by suction or dental adhesive.

Full dentures can be either conventional or immediate:

  • Conventional dentures: These are made after your remaining teeth have been removed and your gums have healed, which usually takes several months.
  • Immediate dentures: These are prepared in advance and placed immediately after your teeth are removed, allowing you to have teeth during the healing process. However, immediate dentures may require more adjustments as your gums and bones heal and change shape.

Partial Dentures

Partial dentures are used when you still have some natural teeth remaining. They consist of replacement teeth attached to a gum-colored base, which is connected by a metal framework to your natural teeth. Partial dentures are removable and can help prevent your remaining teeth from shifting out of position.

The Denture Process at Berkeley Dental Center

Creating custom dentures typically requires several appointments with our experienced family dentists.

The process involves:

  • Initial consultation and examination
  • Taking impressions of your mouth
  • Creating a wax model for you to try on and approve
  • Fabricating your final dentures
  • Fitting and adjusting your dentures
  • Follow-up appointments to ensure a comfortable fit and proper function

Our team at Berkeley Dental Center is committed to providing you with high-quality, personalized care throughout the denture process. We use the latest technology and materials to create dentures that look natural and feel comfortable, ensuring that you can smile, speak, and eat with confidence.

Caring for Your Dentures

Proper care and maintenance are essential for extending the life of your dentures and keeping your mouth healthy.

Some tips for caring for your dentures include:

  • Brushing your dentures daily with a soft-bristled brush and non-abrasive cleanser
  • Rinsing your dentures after meals
  • Storing your dentures in water or a denture-soaking solution when not in use
  • Brushing your gums, tongue, and any remaining natural teeth twice daily
  • Visiting Berkeley Dental Center regularly for check-ups and professional cleanings

Choose Berkeley Dental Center for Your Denture Needs

At Berkeley Dental Center, we are dedicated to providing comprehensive dental care for the entire family. Our experienced dentists and friendly staff are here to help you achieve a healthy, beautiful smile with custom-crafted dentures that meet your unique needs and preferences. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards restoring your confident smile.