The most natural looking, removable replacement teeth are dentures from our Issaquah dentist.
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. Full dentures provide you with a removable set of upper and lower replacement teeth while partial dentures replace one or more teeth on the same arch. Dentures serve many purposes, including:
- 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
Dr. Vanama will let you know if removable dentures are the best option for you when you come in for a consultation.
Getting Dentures at Discovery Dental
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 dentures. 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 dentures. 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 dentures. 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 dentures.
Care and Longevity of Dentures
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 your dentures regularly. You should expect your dentures 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.
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