Tooth loss can occur for a number of reasons, from from periodontal disease to tooth decay or injury. Complete dentures from Laurelwood Dental can replace your missing teeth and your smile. As your dedicated dental solution, we’ll fit you for dentures that do more than just improve functionality, they also look and feel great. Call today to talk about dentures. We’re conveniently located in Northeast Portland right off the Banfield Expressway.
Replacing missing teeth will benefit your appearance and your health. Without support from an implant, facial muscles sag, making a person look older. You’ll be able to eat and speak—things that people often take for granted until their natural teeth are lost.
There are various types of denture implants, including partial dentures and a complete set. A conventional full denture is made and placed in the patient’s mouth after the remaining teeth are removed and the tissue has healed, which may take several months. An immediate complete denture is inserted for temporary use as soon as the remaining teeth are removed. The dentist takes measurements and makes models of the patient’s jaws during a preliminary visit. With immediate dentures, the wearer does not have to be without teeth during the healing period.
If you have a number of missing teeth on either your upper or lower jaw, our dentist may recommend a partial denture. Removable partial dentures usually consist of replacement teeth attached to a pink or gum-colored plastic base, which is connected by metal framework. A partial denture corrects several problems. By filling in spaces, it stops neighboring teeth from shifting. When missing teeth aren’t replaced, it can set off a chain reaction that might result in cavities and periodontal disease. Partial dentures are helpful to balance your bite, which means better chewing and a healthier jaw joint. And, partials add support to the cheeks and lips. This support is necessary for clear speaking and proper facial appearance.
Call today to set up a consultation to learn more about how dentures, also known as false teeth, can improve your oral health and appearance.