Losing teeth can diminish your oral health, function, and confidence, but dentures provide a long-lasting solution that restores your ability to eat, speak, and smile comfortably while enhancing your quality of life. At Rainier Dental, with four locations in Bonney Lake, Sumner, Puyallup, and Tacoma, Washington, an expert dental team works with you to revitalize your smile with custom-made dentures. Call today or schedule an appointment online to learn more.
Dentures are prosthetic devices that replace missing teeth and their surrounding tissues. These custom-made appliances restore your smile and tooth function and help protect your oral health.
Dentures allow you to chew, speak, and smile confidently. They consist of materials like acrylic, porcelain, and metal, which provide durability and a lifelike appearance to create a comfortable and functional replacement for missing teeth.
Rainier Dental offers many types of dentures, including:
Also called full dentures, these appliances replace all the teeth in your upper and lower arches. They include a gum-colored acrylic base that fits snugly over your gums and custom-made artificial teeth.
Partial dentures replace one or more missing teeth within an arch, attaching to existing teeth with a metal or ceramic framework for support and stability.
Implant-supported dentures offer unmatched support and stability by connecting your replacement teeth to dental implants. These titanium posts are replacement tooth roots that your dentist surgically inserts into your jawbone. They fuse with the bone over time through a process called osseointegration, ensuring a secure and lasting foundation for your dentures.
The preparation process for dentures typically involves several steps to ensure that the dentures fit comfortably and function effectively. These preparatory steps usually include the following:
Learning to wear dentures can be challenging at first. The dental team at Rainier Dental works closely with you to ensure a smooth transition, providing guidance, support, and any necessary adjustments.
Caring for your dentures is essential to ensure longevity and maintain your oral health. Some important steps to care for dentures include:
Dentures typically require regular maintenance, such as relining, refitting, and adjusting, to ensure they remain comfortable and effective. If your dentures break or become damaged, contact your dental team immediately.
Call Rainier Dental today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about dentures.