Dentures and Partial Dentures Tacoma, WA

Wear and tear on aged teeth, or having an accident where you lose teeth, can lead to some uncomfortable situations. Whether that situation is going out with friends, or pain in the mouth, dentures (false teeth) or partial dentures can help.

Contact us today to book an appointment to find out if dentures are right for you.

Types of Dentures

There are two different types of dentures, complete and partial dentures. When all of the teeth are missing, complete dentures are used. On the other hand, partial dentures are used when some teeth remain. With partial dentures you can stop other teeth from shifting, along with filling in those embarrassing gaps where teeth are missing.

Reasons For Getting Dentures

There are many reason you may be considering to get dentures. While dentures might not be for everyone, there are many benefits after they are in place. The reason for getting dentures include:

  • Loss of all or several teeth
  • Pain
  • Enhancing smile
  • Improve chewing
  • Speech improvement
  • Help digestion

The Process of Getting Dentures

Getting dentures requires more time and visits than a standard filling. The process starts with talking with your dentist. Once the decision has been made to receive dentures, then taking accurate impressions (molds) and measurements is the next step. From there, the number of visits to your dental clinic will depend on perfecting the fit, color and shape.

Time Frame

There are two different time frames that could be applied to your situation. In one situation, you may have the conventional type of procedure. This is where the teeth are removed and the gum tissue has several weeks to heal. On the other hand you get get an immediate procedure, where the dentures have been made in advanced, and are placed in immediately after the teeth are removed.

What to Expect – Post Procedure

It is normal to be experiencing certain post procedure conditions. There could be an increase in saliva flow, for example. Other experiences include some soreness, possible chewing and speech difficulties due to your muscles and tissues getting used to your new dentures.

Denture Repair or Replacement

While dentures can last for many years if properly cared for, they still might need to be repaired or Replaced. If your dentures need repairs let our friendly dental team take a look.

Care For Your Dentures

Dentures are very durable and can last for many years. Sometimes, however, they may need to be remade, repaired, or readjusted.

After your dental procedure, proper cleaning of your new teeth is important. Be sure to follow the instructions given to you by your dentist. Good oral hygiene and regular dental visits are highly recommended to help increase the life of your dentures, and your dental health.

Keep in mind that South Sound Dental also does other types of dental treatments other than dentures and partial dentures. Click here to look at all of our dental treatments.

Example of dentures sitting on a dentist's table.