Teeth may be small, but they can have a huge impact on your well-being. When a few are lost, you can feel self-conscious about how you look, struggle to eat or talk, and endanger your other teeth if you don’t replace the missing ones. But your replacements need to look just like the real thing. That’s where dentures from our Burien, WA dentist come in! If you’re ready to have a confident smile again with our completely custom dentures, contact our dental office and schedule a consultation with Dr. Thomas!
Basically, anyone who is missing two or more teeth in an arch may benefit from dentures. However, if you have more healthy teeth than gaps, perhaps another replacement option may be right for you. Before we can work on getting you fitted for dentures, we need to make sure your gum tissue is healthy and strong enough to support them. If you have gum disease, cavities, or other problems, we can treat these issues to get you ready for your replacement teeth.
Dentures are unique restorations in that they consist of not just the prosthetic teeth but also a gum-colored plastic base. They are customized according to your needs and can complete your smile. All it takes is a consultation with Dr. Thomas!
Do you still have healthy natural teeth left in your smile? We can create a partial denture that fits like a puzzle piece inside your mouth. This restoration often uses clasps to stay in place and can be crafted to match the remaining teeth for a seamless smile.
If you’re missing all teeth in an arch, full dentures can help you regain the ability to eat, talk, and smile. Because we are precise in our treatments, we can provide you with fitted dentures that rely on natural suction to keep it in position.
For even more stability, you can secure your dentures to dental implants. Implants are embedded in the jawbone, like real teeth, preventing bone loss and strengthening your bite. As a result, implant dentures look and feel much more comfortable and natural compared to traditional dentures and partials.
If you’ve ever spent time without one or more teeth, you likely know that difficulties that accompany tooth loss. Biting and chewing your food, as well as speaking clearly, can become significantly more challenging without a full set of teeth. Having a properly fitted denture can allow you to resume these daily functions. In addition, you can feel much more confident in letting your smile show when you’re in public.