Millions of Americans wear dentures to replace damaged or missing permanent teeth. At Newport Dental in Bellevue, Washington, general and family dentists Sarah Park, DDS, David Rubinov, DDS, and the team partner with area dental labs to design and create custom dentures for adults. After an exam and review of your dental charts, the team can determine what type of dentures will most benefit you. Call the office to request a denture consultation today or book online.
Dentures replace your permanent teeth and the surrounding tissues. They sit on top of your gums, restoring your biting and chewing abilities.
If you’ve lost several teeth because of trauma, poor oral hygiene, or extractions, dentures can restore your smile and prevent more severe problems, like gum recession and bone loss.
At Newport Dental, the team offers several types of dentures, including:
A partial denture looks similar to an orthodontic retainer. It has a metal frame, pink plastic gums, and several artificial teeth. The frame attaches to small clasps that your Newport Dental provider bonds to your remaining permanent teeth.
A complete denture replaces all of the teeth in your upper or lower dental arch. These dentures have a baseplate shaped like a horseshoe, pink plastic gums, and a full row of false teeth. You apply adhesives to the bottom to prevent it from moving out of position.
If you don’t want to remove your false teeth regularly, the team recommends implant-anchored dentures. These dentures look similar to complete dentures. The difference is that they attach to dental implants –– small screws your dentist inserts into your empty tooth sockets.
Getting dentures at Newport Dental takes several visits spaced over a few months.
At the first visit, your provider reviews your dental records, completes an oral exam, and takes dental X-rays. They use that information to determine what type of dentures are best for you.
Then, your provider takes jaw measurements and a series of digital impressions. They send your scans and measurements to a nearby denture lab that creates a series of plastic molds or wax patterns.
You return to Newport Dental when the molds or patterns are ready. Your provider has you try them on and assesses the shape, size, color, and fit. They take notes on the necessary adjustments and send your molds or patterns back to the lab. Techs at the lab make the requested changes and manufacture your final set of dentures.
Several weeks later, when your dentures are finished, you return to Newport Dental and try them on.
Call Newport Dental to see if you can benefit from dentures, or click the online booking feature today.