The most natural looking, removable replacement teeth from our Issaquah dentist.
What are Dentures?
Dentures replace teeth you have lost due to trauma to the mouth or had extracted due to decay or another oral health issue. Dr. Vanama places both full and partial dentures at Discovery Dental.
Why Our Patients Love Dentures at Discovery Dental
Improves the appearance of your smile
Prevents facial sagging
Reduces the chances of developing temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)
Helps to make speech more clear
Improves the strength of your bite and your chewing ability
Prevents any remaining teeth from moving towards the open position
I recently switched to Discovery Dental. They have flexible hours which allows me to easily fit in appointments with my busy work schedule. The staff is friendly, the office is clean and they work with you to develop a comprehensive dental plan without being pushy. I highly recommend Discovery Dental.
Danielle M., Actual Patient
What You Can Expect at Your Appointment
The process of getting new dentures requires you to keep several appointments with your dentist in Issaquah. During the first appointment, Dr. Vanama takes several x-rays along with an impression of your remaining teeth and gums. This helps her to plan your course of treatment. She sends detailed information to our dental laboratory so the technicians can create your customized new smile. When your new replacement teeth are ready, someone from our office will contact you to come in for a fitting.
A complete set of upper dentures remain in place by the natural suctioning power of the roof of your mouth. The muscles of the cheeks, lips, and tongue enable lower dentures to stay in your mouth. Dr. Vanama attaches the replacement teeth to a removable device when you receive partial dentures. It is similar to wearing a retainer.
It can take several weeks for you to become accustomed to wearing this cosmetic product. Even when you become frustrated and want to take them out, we urge you to resist the urge to do so. This will make it take even longer for you to feel comfortable wearing them. Your dentist in Issaquah or a member of her staff will provide you with complete aftercare instructions, including tips on getting used to wearing your new product.
Care and Longevity
You need to purchase special cleaning tablets, place one in a cup of water, and soak your dentures in them overnight. It is also important to rinse and brush them regularly. You should expect them to last around five years before requiring replacement. This is due to wear from biting down, natural degradation, and changes in your gums and bone that cause them not to fit properly anymore.