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Partial & Complete Dentures

Dentist Kent WA

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Although dentures require a different type of maintenance than dental implants, they are one of the popular and economical solutions to tooth loss. The term “false teeth” also applies to modern dentures. Dentures are removable replacement teeth that seem natural. But unlike the ones our grandparents wore, they are far more comfortable and have a more natural appearance. Dentures can be designed for the greatest comfort and fracture resistance, supported by limited guarantees, depending on the patient’s choices and financial constraints.

Dentures come in two varieties: complete and partial. Patients who have had all of their natural teeth removed are given full dentures. A metal framework that is connected to your natural teeth serves as the support for partial dentures, which are used to fill up the spaces left by missing permanent teeth. Dentures require maintenance just like real teeth do. Brush your dentures gently, keep them wet at all times when not in use, and make sure your tongue and gums are healthy as well.

The Seablue Dental office in Kent, Washington, makes it simpler to get the ideal denture option. Our dentists have a wealth of experience in creating dentures for patients and replacing missing teeth with new ones or repairing damaged ones.

More than 60% of adults in America lack one or more teeth. A prosthetic solution is necessary to restore their smiles’ functionality and attractiveness for the 10% of people who are missing all of their teeth. Many of those dental patients decide to replace missing teeth with partial or complete dentures. In fact, it’s projected that 35 million Americans presently wear partial or complete dentures, and as baby boomers start to enter retirement, this number will only increase.

Which Type Of Denture Would Suit You?

The main goal of wearing dentures is to assist those who have lost some or all of their teeth and struggle to eat, smile, or speak normally. Depending on a person’s mouth’s structure, dentures are built to order. Here, a Kent dentist will assist you in determining the type of denture that is best for you:

Complete dentures, a sort of conventional denture, are inserted once the tissues have healed correctly and all of the mouth’s remaining teeth have been extracted. The patient will have to go without teeth during the healing process, which could last several months.

After you have lost all of your natural teeth, full dentures might assist boost your confidence. It could take several visits for you to comfortably adapt to your new dentures, and you might need to have them relined soon after receiving them. If you wear full dentures, you must take them out at night and remove them for cleaning.

These kinds are appropriate for people who don’t want to lose their teeth while the tissues heal. These are detachable plastic or metal frames holding artificial teeth.

When all necessary teeth extractions have been completed, your dentist at Seablue Dental of Kent, can supply temporary or “instant” full dentures. The day your teeth are removed, this may even be fitted and worn. However, the denture must be relined since the supporting teeth bones change shape after healing. As a result, the denture becomes loose and needs to be reshaped.

An equipment that can replace one or more lost teeth is a removable partial denture. With the aid of metal clasps or devices referred to as precise attachments, removable partial dentures are secured to your natural teeth and kept in place. This kind needs to be taken apart for cleaning and is still supported by a metal framework. Additionally, these crowns are employed as denture anchors. Additionally, they serve as a removable substitute for dental bridges.

Dentures come in a variety of forms, but they all typically have a base made of metal or acrylic (plastic) and prosthetic teeth made of porcelain or plastic.

These clasps are hidden so that they cannot be seen when you smile or speak, and your ability to chew confidently and effectively is also restored.

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There are a ton of materials that can be employed to prepare the human denture. Let’s examine the material that Seablue Dental uses to create the dentures:

They are constructed from resin or porcelain. However, because the former is stronger and more durable and has even been used recently, it is utilized more frequently. Since porcelain is transparent, its color resembles that of tooth enamel. This is easily matched to the hue of the natural teeth. They are heated so effectively that they turn hard, giving the denture endurance.

The Framework Material: The framework, also known as a full or partial plate made of hard acrylic resin or nylon polymer, is used to support dentures. Patients’ gums are imprinted and then molded onto a wax model, which is then covered in teeth. The color of the gum and the acrylic resin go well together. Metal platers are also beneficial since they are more durable, fit comfortably in the mouth, and may be readily hidden under teeth. They are also stronger.

Our Kent dentist who is an expert in dentures also offers advice on how to keep your dentures secure and long-lasting. Most of them are not:

  • Handle them while standing over a towel or a sink filled with water.
  • Regular cleaning of the dentures with gentle brushes
  • Use a denture cleaner, such as an ultrasonic cleaner, to clean them.
  • Keep them somewhere moist.

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Seablue Dental Office FAQ

Am I a candidate for dentures?

You may be a candidate for dentures if you are missing one or more teeth and are in need of an affordable prosthetic solution. Most denture wearers find that partial and full dentures can restore much of their original tooth function – not to mention create a beautiful, natural-looking smile. To find out if dentures are right for you, schedule a consultation with your dentist.

What should I expect when being fit for dentures?

If you have any decayed or damaged teeth that need to be removed, they will be extracted before your dentist takes an impression of your remaining gum structure, as well as the roof of your mouth. This impression will be sent to a dental lab for denture fabrication. When the completed dentures are completed, you will return to your dentist for a final fitting.

Will I need to follow any special instructions to care for my new dentures?

Yes. Dentures are removable prosthetics that will need to be cleaned and brushed daily. You should also brush your gums daily to prevent infections caused by bacteria. Your dentures should be kept in water when they aren’t in use to prevent them from warping. Keep in mind that it may take some time to adjust to dentures as you learn how to use the muscles in your cheeks and tongue to keep them in place. But over time, you should begin to feel more comfortable with your new prosthetics.

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