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Dentures – Tacoma

Dentures Tacoma

Restorative dental therapy includes dentures. Dentures are natural-looking options for teeth replacement. If you have lost your teeth due to an injury, periodontal disease, or for any other reason, you can still have healthy great looking teeth with dentures. Significant advancement in technology allows patients to have both complete and partial dentures. Dentures are removable, which gives the patient control when using them.

Are dentures right for you?

Benefits of Dentures: If teeth are missing, the jawbone shifts, sags, and degenerates. Cheekbones tend to fall into the mouth without support from the teeth. Teeth need to stay in place to keep the bone stable. That’s why if you lose your teeth, dentures retain the structure of your mouth. 

Dentures allow you to maintain your dignity and confidence because not having your teeth can substantially change your life. You want to smile and feel assured about how you look and feel. Dentures are comfortable and give you the quality of life you desire.

It would be best if you had teeth to chew your food, and dentures allow you the freedom to eat what you want. You will also have the ability to speak correctly and pronounce words with the help of dentures. Our dentures are designed for optimal functionality and provide better chewing and biting than regular dentures.

Dentures are individually set by hand and give you a natural, authentic feel. They are contoured to fit and match the size of your mouth and face. Often they look better than natural teeth.

 

Conventional Dentures

There are two types of conventional dentures: Complete dentures replace all of the teeth. Partial dentures replace teeth, while some natural teeth remain. Both kinds of dentures are removable.

Immediate dentures: Immediate dentures are the temporary dentures placed during the surgical procedure that prepares the mouth for complete dentures. The immediate dentures are adjustable to align the bone structure and keep gums from growing over the bone.

Overdentures: An overdenture is a prosthesis or an artificial implant covering the remaining teeth or the roots of removed teeth. Overdentures are removable and the most efficient way to keep your teeth and gums supported.

Dental implant-supported dentures are a superior option for patients thinking about dentures. These dentures affix firmly to dental implants, which allows them to stay in place. Patients can enjoy hard-to-eat foods and speak clearly without fear of the dentures falling out.

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The First Look

Our team at 32 Pearls will check your teeth, mouth, gums, and bones in the areas where teeth are lost or decayed. At this time, they will decide what type of dentures are right for you. You can talk together about different choices and options for dentures. The team at 32 Pearls makes a unique and customized plan for your new smile. You are guided and given all the information you need to feel comfortable. You are welcome to ask all of your questions.

Impressions/Images

The team takes impressions/images/pictures of your mouth so that your immediate dentures are custom-made for you. The impressions and images start the manufacturing process of the dentures. The dentures will fit well and match the color, size, and shape of your mouth. You have a set of immediate dentures first, and then after the surgical procedure that removes your teeth, you’ll receive the final set.

Extractions

Your mouth receives a complete cleaning to tackle the bacteria and control the infected areas. 

During dental surgery, the dentist extracts teeth that are beyond repair. You will have a new set of immediate dentures to wear if extraction occurred to most of your teeth.

Healing 

You may need days or several weeks for your gums to heal before the fitting for your new dentures. The length of time to recover depends on the number of extracted teeth and how your gums are healing. 

New Dentures

When you return to the office, you will try on your new dentures. They might be a little sore and fit differently from the other set because your mouth and gums have been through a lot. Follow-up visits are available to see how you are doing, and we can make any necessary adjustments. You will get used to them, and we give lots of advice on how to feel better. Even as an adult, your mouth grows and changes, which causes dentures to become loose. You will need to visit us to make adjustments or have them realigned.

Taking care of your dentures

It’s up to you now to take care of your new dentures. Proper cleaning and maintenance will keep them new for a long time. Your team at 32 Pearls will tell you all you need to know about how to clean, maintain, and make the most out of your new smile. 


If you have any questions about dentures, please call our office or send us an email. We are always glad to help. ☎️ (253) 564-7911 📧 tacoma@32pearls.com