Dentures Specialist

Willow Glen Dental Center

General Dentists & Cosmetic Dentists located in San Jose, CA

Tooth loss affects your appearance and your health, yet many adults put off getting dentures. The team at Willow Glen Dental Center in San Jose, California, can help you find dentures that meet your needs if you need to replace missing teeth. Then they help you adjust to your dentures, ensuring they fit snugly and comfortably so you can regain confidence and enjoy eating again. To learn more about dentures, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.

Dentures Q&A

What are the different types of dentures?

The Willow Glen Dental Center offers several kinds of dentures so you can choose the ones that fit your dental needs and lifestyle. The different types include:

Full or complete dentures

Complete dentures replace all your upper teeth, lower teeth, or both. These dentures have an acrylic base that rests over your gums, creating a seal that helps to secure the dentures.

Partial dentures

Partial dentures fill in spaces where you’ve lost several teeth. These removable dentures are made from an acrylic frame connected to a metal framework. The frame has metal clasps called precision attachments that hold the dentures on your existing teeth.


An overdenture fits over your few remaining teeth. It’s removable. Your Willow Glen Dental Center provider prepares the teeth, so they support the overdenture.

Implant-supported dentures

After your dentist surgically inserts dental implants into your jaw, your new dentures are securely attached to the implants. You can choose implant-supported dentures that snap on and off or dentures that permanently attach to the implant.

What is the process of getting dentures?

Getting dentures usually requires five appointments over a month. Your Willow Glen Dental Center provider takes an impression, measures your jaws to determine their bite relationship, and chooses colors for the teeth and acrylic. Then all the information goes to a dental lab.

The lab makes a model, or form, of your jaw and carves a wax form for your dentures. The form comes back to Willow Glen Dental Center so that you can try it on. Your dentist can then adjust it to fit perfectly. It then goes back to the lab, and they make your permanent dentures.

When your dentures are ready, you’ll go back into the office so the dentures can be fitted and adjusted. It takes time to get used to your dentures, but the Willow Glen Dental Center team gives you all the help you need.

How do I take care of my dentures?

It’s important to keep your dentures moist all the time. When not wearing them, keep your dentures in cold water. You can put them in a soaking solution as long as they don’t have metal pieces.

You should brush your dentures daily using a soft brush and a nonabrasive denture cleanser. You’ll need to take care of your gums, tongue, and palate, brushing them with a soft-bristled brush before putting in your dentures.

To learn more about dentures, call Willow Glen Dental Center, or book an appointment online.