Dental Dentures in Vancouver, WA
What Are Dental Dentures?
Dental dentures provide functioning teeth when patients no longer have any healthy teeth remaining. A denture can refer to either a full top arch set of teeth or a full lower arch set of teeth. Today, there are many options available to our patients, options in materials, in fit, and in the attachment.
What Are My Denture Options?
If you are already familiar with traditional dental dentures or have even already been wearing dentures, ask our team at Andersen Dental Care about your available options that can increase your comfort, your function, and your look.
Working with Dr. Andersen, we will meet with you, perform a full evaluation, and discuss a diagnosis and treatment plan with you which may include a denture device. During this consultation, we can review the range of options based on your dental needs, your medical needs, and your financial needs. We can help you achieve healthy functional teeth.
How Do Dentures Work?
Dentures are designed to be lightweight, yet strong. In most cases, dentures are created using plastic teeth that are set into a soft plastic gum-like mold. They are designed to fit over your gum line and be able to comfortably rest on that ridge. When worn correctly, they will provide the patients with a certain level of functionality when chewing and restore more range when speaking. Though dentures provide patients with a huge additional benefit after the function has been lost, they will never feel like your natural teeth, and patients do experience some level of frustration when wearing and trying to use them.
How Are Dental Dentures Held In Place?
Traditional dentures are held in place using suction or an over the counter purchased adhesive. This allows the denture to come fully out for cleaning, though can also lead to the denture coming loose when the patient does not want it to. There are also options that allow for surgical retention of your denture. Known as an overdenture, we can surgically retain your denture with the use of dental implants.
Implant-retained dental dentures allow your denture to stay permanently in place. They will never come loose, and they will not cause sore spots because they are held firmly in place. Dental implants are a minimally invasive procedure that is authorized for most of our patients, including our more medically delicate patients. Dr. Andersen will use between 2-6 dental implants to permanently secure your denture directly to your jawbone. Implant-retained dentures are the only way to fully restore your teeth giving you the function and feel of your natural teeth. Once healed, you will not need to consider your denture device any more than you did with your natural teeth. You will brush and floss them just as you previously did.
Are Implant-Retained Dentures Right For Me?
Being able to heal properly is very important to the success of dental implants. Be sure to inform Dr. Andersen of all medical conditions and medications, even if it seems irrelevant, before surgery. Patients who smoke tobacco also have a decreased ability to heal. These conditions do not eliminate you as an implant candidate, but may mean that we will need to work with the patient, and in some cases their physician, to increase their ability to heal before treatment.
Learn More About Your Denture Options
If you would like more information on dentures, and the range of options available to you for a more comfortable feel, contact us today at 360-567-3333.
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2415 NE 134th St, Suite 307
Vancouver, WA 98686
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WHAT CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING
“I am very impressed with Dr. Andersen! 2 fillings and I never felt a thing! Very informative and friendly. I was completely at ease with him.”