Dentures Specialist

Byung Sun Yoo, DDS

Comprehensive Family Dentistry & General Dentistry located in San Diego, CA

Dentures are more than just artificial teeth; they’re a ticket to an improved quality of life that can restore your ability to eat, speak, and smile with confidence. Byung Sun Yoo, DDS, is a trusted provider of exceptional dentures that make your smile beautiful and healthy again. If you’re in need of dentures, schedule a visit to the conveniently located clinic in San Diego, California, by calling the office or booking an appointment online.

Dentures Q & A

What are dentures?

Dentures are oral prosthetics designed to replace several or all of the teeth in your smile. They’re made of artificial teeth (typically porcelain or resin) that are attached to a gum-colored acrylic base. 

Thanks to technological improvements in dentistry, today’s dentures are more comfortable and natural-looking than ever.

What type of dentures are offered?

Dr. Yoo offers a few different types of dentures:

Full dentures

These are dentures that replace all of the teeth in your smile, either in your upper or lower jaw, or both. They’re used when you don’t have any natural teeth remaining, or if you’re planning on extracting the remaining teeth in your smile. They attach to your gums with suction or adhesive.

Partial dentures

Partial dentures replace several teeth when you still have healthy teeth remaining in your smile. Their base has an opening in the area of your smile where you have teeth, allowing them to work side by side with the dentures.

Immediate dentures

If you’re getting extractions to make room for your dentures, immediate dentures make it possible for you to start wearing your dentures immediately after you have your remaining teeth extracted. Because your gums change shape as you heal from your extractions, immediate dentures require more relining than conventional dentures, but they keep you from having to go without teeth during your healing period.

Implant-supported dentures

Implant-supported dentures, or overdentures, connect to your smile through dental implants, which makes them feel more secure and stable in your mouth. They also help to prevent bone loss in your jaw.

How do dentures feel?

Dentures can feel awkward at first. Some patients report that they feel bulky or loose in their mouth. This is a natural and expected sensation since the muscles in your mouth need time to learn how to work with your dentures and hold them in place. During this adjustment period, you might notice an increased flow of saliva. In some rare cases, patients can experience nausea or dizziness. 

Once your mouth adjusts to your dentures, however, they should feel comfortable, and actually improve your ability to properly eat and speak. You’ll most likely end up feeling more comfortable with your dentures than you do without them.

Schedule a visit today by calling the office or booking online.