Dentures and Partial Dentures

Understanding Dentures and Their Role in Oral Health

There are different types of dentures, each serving a common function: to replace teeth that have become loose or been lost due to bone loss. When bone loss around the roots of teeth is significant enough to loosen them or cause them to fall out, it's time to consider a dental prosthetic solution. Although losing natural teeth can be disheartening, these dental appliances offer a viable solution that allows you to continue eating and speaking normally.

The Denture Process at Allen Dental & Denture Clinic

At Allen Dental & Denture Clinic, we take a comprehensive approach to your dental health. When you visit our clinic, we conduct a thorough examination of your entire mouth to determine which teeth need to be removed and which can remain. This assessment is crucial in planning for the most effective prosthetic solution tailored to your specific needs.

In many cases, prosthetics are crafted before any tooth extractions take place. This proactive approach ensures that you will not be without teeth for an extended period. Once the loose teeth are extracted, the prosthetic is then fitted over or around any remaining teeth, depending on the type you require. This immediate fitting process helps maintain the structure of your mouth and facial appearance, providing a seamless transition.

Types of Dentures

There are various types designed to meet different needs:

  1. Complete Dentures: These are used when all teeth are missing. They are custom-made to fit your mouth and provide a natural look and feel.
  2. Partial Dentures: These are used when some natural teeth remain. They consist of replacement teeth attached to a gum-colored base, which is connected by metal framework to keep the appliance in place.
  3. Implant-Supported Dentures: These are anchored by dental implants, offering more stability and support, which can be particularly beneficial for the lower jaw.
  4. Immediate Dentures: These are temporary solutions inserted immediately after tooth extraction. They allow you to have teeth during the healing process before permanent ones are made.

Adjusting to Your New Dental Appliances

An adjustment period is normal after receiving your new prosthetics. Initially, they may feel strange or uncomfortable as your mouth adapts to the new appliance. However, with time, you will become accustomed to them, and your normal functionality and appearance will return. It is important to follow any specific care instructions provided by our clinic to ensure the best fit and comfort.

Enhancing Stability

For additional stability, dental implants or gold thimbles can be used in conjunction with your prosthetics. Implants provide a secure anchor, improving the fit and preventing slippage, which can enhance your confidence and comfort when eating and speaking.

Contact Us

At Allen Dental & Denture Clinic, we are committed to helping you maintain a healthy and functional smile. Our expert team is here to guide you through every step of the process, from the initial consultation to the final fitting and ongoing care. To learn more about these dental solutions and how they can improve your quality of life, call our office at 425-670-8670 to speak with our experienced denturist.

Remember, losing your natural teeth doesn't mean losing your ability to enjoy life. With the right prosthetic, you can continue to eat, talk, and smile with confidence. Trust Allen Dental & Denture Clinic to provide the quality care and personalized solutions you need for a healthy, beautiful smile.

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