Dentures in Renton, WA

If you’re dealing with tooth loss or serious toothaches and pain in your remaining teeth, dentures provide a way to revive your smile and restore your ability to speak and eat normally. Here at Valley Dental Group in Renton, WA, we aim to make the process of getting dentures a positive experience instead of a daunting one. Our skilled staff will talk with you about all of your service options, including partial and complete dentures, and help you determine what is best for you.

What are dentures?

Dentures are a way to replace missing teeth in the mouth, but unlike dental bridges, dentures are removable. There are both complete and partial dentures, with complete consisting of a full set of teeth when all of your teeth are missing or removed and partial consisting of a few teeth when you still have natural teeth remaining. In both cases, replacement teeth are connected to a gum-colored base to form the denture. It is typically worn during the day and taken out before bedtime to allow the gums to rest.

If you are a candidate for dentures, our dentists at Valley Dental Group will first make impressions and take measurements of your mouth and jaw to determine the size and shape of the denture. We will then create model dentures for you to try out and to make easy adjustments before setting the final denture. One the final denture is cast, you will try it out and possibly wear it for 24 hours a day at first to most quickly determine where adjustments need to be made.

When do you need dentures?

Tooth loss can happen at any stage of life, but it is most common for adults over the age of 40. Whatever your age may be, the need for dentures typically arises when you are missing multiple teeth and a dental bridge would not be a good fit or you are missing all of your teeth. Dentures can help improve your ability to eat, restore your smile, keep any remaining teeth in place and make speaking easier.

How to care for dentures

Caring for your dentures is key to keeping them lasting long and looking their best. Brushing your dentures at least daily will help remove food, plaque and other deposits. You should use a denture cleanser to soak and brush the denture, but be sure to clean your denture outside of your mouth and rinse it thoroughly before returning it to your mouth. Denture cleansers can contain materials that are harmful if swallowed. You should also remove and rinse your dentures after eating to get rid of any food debris and keep it from getting stuck.

In addition to cleaning your denture, you should continue to clean your mouth after removing them. If you have natural teeth remaining, use a soft-bristled toothbrush on them. Then use gauze or a soft toothbrush for cleaning the other parts of your mouth, including the gums, cheeks and tongue. Be sure to visit your dentist regularly for checkups to examine whether the inside of your mouth is healthy and to thoroughly clean and examine your dentures.

If you’re interested in exploring the option of dentures or are experiencing problems with your current dentures, call Valley Dental Group in Renton, WA, today at (425) 271-1727 for an appointment!

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