Modern dentures look, feel, and function just like your natural teeth. At Federal Way Dental in Federal Way, Washington, Albert Lim, DMD, David Rubinov, DDS, and the team use the highest quality materials to create comfortable, attractive dentures that complement your face and smile. Call the office today or schedule an appointment online to learn more.
Dentures are prosthetic devices that replace missing teeth. They can replace some of your teeth or all of them. Many types of dentures are removable, while others bond to fixed devices in your mouth. After a comprehensive dental evaluation, the Federal Way Dental team can recommend the appropriate type of dentures for your needs and goals.
The most common types of dentures are:
Full dentures, which replace all your teeth, are ideal for individuals with no healthy teeth left. Full dentures include artificial teeth attached to a pink acrylic base that mimics the look and feel of your natural gums. They cover the roof of your mouth and suction to your gums to form a tight seal.
Partial dentures can replace some of your teeth. The team may place a partial denture if the majority of your teeth are still healthy. While these restorations consist of artificial teeth and a gum-like base, they don’t cover the roof of your mouth or suction to your gums. Instead, partial dentures attach to metal or ceramic framework that adheres to your adjacent teeth.
Implant-supported dentures connect to dental implants (screw-like restorations) that replace your natural tooth roots. The team surgically inserts implants into your jawbone, allowing them to integrate with your mouth. Dental implants provide a stable foundation for dentures that can prevent shifting.
Once you decide to move forward with getting dentures, the team at Federal Way Dental takes digital X-rays and measurements of your mouth. They send your scans to an outside lab, which creates your custom-made dentures. Then, the team builds a wax mold to ensure the proper fit.
When your dentures arrive, the team can make any necessary adjustments to make sure your prosthetics feel comfortable and secure.
They may also provide detailed care instructions to help you get the most out of your dentures. Depending on the type of dentures you have, the team may recommend:
You should talk to the team right away if your dentures loosen or begin causing pain or discomfort.
Call Federal Way Dental today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about dentures.