There Is Hope For Denture Wearers

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The condition of your teeth has a considerable impact on your quality of life. Denture wearers understand this all too well. The path from oral health to a toothless mouth is downhill. Tooth decay and gum disease are painful. Treatment such as fillings and root canals can strain the budget. If the teeth can’t be saved, tooth extraction brings more physical and psychological pain. Extraction can result in bone recession.

The Drawbacks of Dentures

While dentures are superior to having no teeth at all, they certainly come with a myriad of disadvantages. They can irritate gums and make breathing, eating, tasting food, talking, and laughing problematic. And dentures are not a once-and-you’re-done solution for missing teeth. As the jaw shrinks, they necessitate relines.

Stop The Progression

But there is hope on the horizon! Dental implant technology can improve the quality of life for individuals who have been wearing conventional dentures. To a certain extent, implants stop the downhill progression of declining oral health due to tooth loss.

Dental implants can be used to replace several teeth and/or anchor over dentures. Mini dental implants (also called denture-stabilization implants) allow your dentist to securely attach an appliance so that it won’t slip or irritate gums. Small titanium posts are placed into the jawbone and fuse with the surrounding bone, creating a sturdy base for an over denture.

Restore Chewing Ability

Did you know that some denture patients retain only ten percent of their chewing ability? Implant-supported dentures can halt bone recession and restore near-normal chewing ability. Improved chewing function with implants can result in better nutrition and overall physical health and vitality. The psychological benefits are equally valuable. When Wesley P. Yemoto DDS patients are free of embarrassing denture-slipping, they are happier, more sure of themselves, and socialize more frequently.

Before you spend money on another denture reline, talk to your dentist about denture-stabilization implants.

Wesley P. Yemoto DDS provides state-of-the art dentistry including teeth whitening, sleep apnea/snoring treatment, and general dentistry. Our thoughtful team is committed to improving the lives of our valued patients.


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4860 Cherry Ave Ste F
San Jose, California


Live Better With Dental Implants

San Jose Implant Dentistry Ill-fitting dentures can cause more problems for denture wearers than they solve. If you live with loose dentures, you probably regard them as a necessary evil. Though they certainly look better than a toothless mouth, they leave much to be desired because they affect two essential activities: eating and talking.

Missing Out on Life?

Unfortunately, some denture patients stop dining out with friends and participating in social activities because they are afraid their dentures will slip. Implant dental procedures empower former denture wearers to re-engage in life. Consider the benefits:

  • Stable. The implant is anchored in the bone.
  • Fixed. It will not move around in your mouth.
  • Prevents bone loss.  This sometimes occurs when teeth are removed.
  • They eliminate the necessity of regular denture relines.
  • They do not aggravate gums.
  • No denture adhesive is necessary.

Patients who have replaced their traditional dentures with implant overdentures enthusiastically say that the dental implant cost was more than worth it.

Get Your Life Back

Do you want to eat normally again? Can you put a price on confidence?

For more information about dental implants, call 669-255-2764 to schedule a consultation with Wes Yemoto. Wesley P. Yemoto DDS is located at 4860 Cherry Ave Ste F in San Jose. We have been providing unmatched dental care since 1980.

“Distinguished Dentistry in San Jose”


Contact Wesley P. Yemoto DDS: 669-255-2764

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

4860 Cherry Ave Ste F
San Jose, California


3-Tooth Solution For A 1-Tooth Problem?

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Do you have a missing tooth?
Are you considering the different types of restorative dental procedures available?
Does a dental bridge seem to make the most sense financially?

If you have a missing tooth and want to restore that gap in your mouth, it is essential to examine the differences between a dental bridge and a tooth implant.

Dental bridges have replaced teeth for generations of San Jose dental patients. However, they have some drawbacks:

  • They are a 3-tooth solution to a 1-tooth problem – the adjacent teeth must be prepped and crowned to hold the replacement (floating) tooth.
  • It is hard to properly clean the small areas under the bridge.
  • A dental bridge does not protect against bone recession at the extraction site.

Why does a tooth implant have advantages over a dental bridge?

  • It is a 1-tooth solution to a 1-tooth problem.
  • It is usually stronger.
  • Will diminish the risk of bone recession (as compared to a bridge) because it replaces the tooth root.
  • It is usually not as difficult to clean as a dental bridge – lower risk of decay.
  • They ordinarily last longer.
  • Dental implants can support a denture or partial denture.

If you need to replace a tooth, talk to your dentist about dental financing options. In most cases, a dental implant is less costly in the long run.

If you want to learn more about dental implants,we invite you to call Wesley P. Yemoto DDS at 669-255-2764. We’re dedicated to restoring smiles for our San Jose area patients with remarkable permanent restorations. Call today to schedule a dental implant consultation.


Contact Wesley P. Yemoto DDS: 669-255-2764

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

4860 Cherry Ave Ste F
San Jose, California


Tooth Replacement For The 21st Century

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Not everything was better back in the “good old days.” Take dentures, for instance. Dentures have been around for generations and improved the lives of thousands of people who have lost many or all of their teeth.

However, Grandpa’s traditional false teeth are not the prime tooth replacement. Traditional dentures can impede many vital oral functions: chewing, tasting, swallowing, talking, and smiling.

You may know denture wearers who have stopped attending social activities because they are embarrassed by dentures that are far from inconspicuous. Some have even stopped eating their favorite foods because their dentures curtail their power to taste and/or chew.

I have extraordinary news for San Jose residents with missing teeth: Dentures have evolved!

Implant-anchored or implant-supported dentures are far superior than traditional dentures for many patients. So much better, in fact, that there really should be another term for this breakthrough tooth replacement system – a term that doesn’t include the word “denture.” (If you can think of a good name, let us know.)

There are two types of implant anchored dentures; removable and permanent. No adhesive is required for either system. With the permanent type, screw retentions are anchored in the jaw to serve as attachment points for the denture. Permanent implant-supported dentures are very stable. In addition, they are usually less costly than replacing each missing tooth with an implant. (The cost varies depending on the number of implants required and other factors.)

Screw retentions require enough bone thickness to allow the implant to securely mesh with the existing bone. Unfortunately, some patients who have been missing teeth for a long period of time have experienced bone recession. For patients who lack the necessary amount of bone, mini-implants may be an alternative.

Removable implant anchored dentures have a locator attachment which allows the wearer to snap the appliance in place. Some patients prefer this type because they can remove them at night for cleaning. Countless San Jose patients who have traded in their traditional dentures report that their implant anchored dentures have significantly improved their life.

The remarkable benefits of implant-supported dentures include:

Increased comfort
Natural appearance
Normal tooth function
Improved durability
Better bone retention
Denture relines not
Minimal gum irritation
No denture adhesive necessary

For more specifics about dental implants, call 669-255-2764 to schedule a consultation with Wes Yemoto. Wesley P. Yemoto DDS is located at 4860 Cherry Ave Ste F in San Jose. We have been providing quality care and personal attention since 1980.

Distinguished Dentistry in San Jose


Contact Wesley P. Yemoto DDS: 669-255-2764

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

4860 Cherry Ave Ste F
San Jose, California