Dentures services offered in Bonney Lake, Puyallup, Sumner and Tacoma, WA


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 Q&A

What are dentures?

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.

Are there different types of dentures?

Rainier Dental offers many types of dentures, including:

Complete dentures

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

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

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.

What is the preparation process like for 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:

  • Initial consultation
  • Oral health assessment and dental evaluation
  • Digital X-rays
  • Digital impressions
  • Denture design (shape, size, color, fit, etc.)
  • Fittings and adjustments
  • Final denture placement
  • Aftercare instructions
  • Follow-up visits

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.

How do I care for dentures?

Caring for your dentures is essential to ensure longevity and maintain your oral health. Some important steps to care for dentures include:

  • Daily cleaning with a soft-bristled toothbrush
  • Soaking in denture solution overnight (avoid hot water)
  • Rinsing after eating
  • Handling gently
  • Avoiding harsh or abrasive cleaners
  • Removing at night
  • Refraining from eating sticky or hard foods

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.