If a patient no longer has any healthy teeth remaining, we can present various options for denture replacement, taking your health, your comfort, and your finances into consideration. No one should have to suffer from tooth loss, and at Smith Dental, we can help. We will talk through the varying materials and retention options, some of which even allow a patient to chew all of their favorite foods without concern.
What are Dentures?
Dentures are suggested when there are no healthy teeth remaining, meaning the patient either comes to us with no teeth on the upper or lower arch, or that the few teeth they still have are in such poor condition that they need to be extracted on the upper or lower arch. The actual denture prosthetic is a dental device consisting of molded plastic teeth that has a pink plastic gum ridge. There are various materials that can range for aesthetics and comfort. There are upgraded denture options that are made of porcelain or multi-layered composite teeth, this option is known for its high degree of hardness, density and natural look.
Retaining your Dentures
When most people think of dentures, they frequently pictures loose teeth that need to be placed in a glass of water at night. There has been various jokes and old age references to this device over the years in movies and on tv. Loose dentures are not necessarily your only option, there are different retention options that can allow you to be the only one who knows you have dentures outside of our office. Dr. Smith is happy to go over these options with you, they will include:
For more information on dentures, and the various ways we can help increase their comfort for you, call us at (503) 746-9361 and we will be happy to answer your questions and assist you in scheduling an appointment.