Denture Specialist Near Me
We offer removable, partial and full dentures.
A denture or partial denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth. Dentures are custom-made and properly fitting dentures and partial dentures should be comfortable during chewing as well as allowing for normal speech. The denture needs to have a balance between function and appearance to give you the best outcome.
Often dental conditions, such as tooth decay or gum disease, can become hard to manage. This could lead to the decision to remove your remaining teeth on one or both jaws. If this is the case, then full dentures are an efficient and economical way to restore your smile and function.
A complete denture consists of a thin acrylic base that sits on the gum tissue and is the same color as your gums. Acrylic or porcelain replacement teeth built into a base give the appearance of natural teeth protruding from your gums. We know that your smile is unique, and Dr. Winfield has the experience to help you select the teeth that appear most natural to your smile. This gives you the option to restore the smile that you previously had or customize it into something you’ve envisioned before.
While dentures boast a long history of successful use, modern technology offers better options to enhance the way they fit and the way you look. In many cases, dentures can be secured more firmly to your jaw with the use of dental implants, placed in the jaw and connected under the base of the denture. This connection can be designed to create permanent fixation of the denture or to allow for its removal at times. In addition to having greater retention and a more natural look, implant-supported dentures tend to last longer. Dr. Tran or Dr. Villas can discuss these options and help you understand the ways they can improve your experience with dentures.
If you've lost one or more teeth, chewing and smiling can become more difficult due to the gaps left behind. Partial dentures are an economical solution to replace the missing teeth and fill in the gaps or spaces, improving your ability to chew, and give you the confidence to smile again. A partial denture in place will also help keep your natural teeth from shifting, lowering the risk of losing those teeth in the future.
Most partial dentures contain a thin metal framework that is designed to rest close to your gums and give you a smooth feel. The framework is supported by your natural teeth to provide a secure, reliable appliance that is easy to use. Where your teeth are missing, natural-looking replacement teeth are attached to the frame, and gum-colored acrylic is used to help the appliance blend with your mouth. Your mouth and your needs are unique, and Dr. Winfield will work with skilled technicians to create a solution that is comfortable and aesthetic. Contact us today to make an appointment at (360) 566-1400 .
With advances in technology, implants can also be used to support removable partial dentures, improving the fit while reducing the size of the appliance. Dentures can sometimes bring challenges, especially to new wearers. Our goal is to minimize the everyday frustrations to the lowest level possible.
We look forward to discussing your options to make your mouth full again and to give you back a confident, vibrant smile!