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Dentures Spokane Valley WA

Close up of a hand holding a glass of water with dentures in it at Coulter Family Dentistry in Spokane Valley, WAA denture is a removable artificial tooth that replaces a missing tooth (or several), as well as the surrounding tissues and gums.

Tooth decay, gum disease, natural aging, jaw or facial injuries, and other congenital diseases are the leading causes of tooth loss.

Missing teeth can cause facial muscles to sag with time, necessitating the use of dentures to fill out the facial profile, improving your appearance.

Dentures also play a vital role in restoring your chewing and eating function as well as pronunciation improvement.

Who Needs Dentures?

People who need dentures have significant tooth loss.

The condition of your teeth, and the amount remaining, not your age, determines whether you are a candidate for dentures. However, older people tend to make up the majority of denture applicants.

The remaining jawbone structure and gum tissue should be sufficient, healthy, and strong enough to support dentures. This is because prosthetic teeth require additional support from existing natural tissues to last a long time.

Types of Dentures

Dentures are available in a variety of types, and your lifestyle and dental health determine the best option for you.

The most prevalent kinds of dentures are complete dentures, detachable partial dentures, fixed partial dentures, and implant-retained dentures.

Complete Dentures

Complete dentures, also known as full dentures, are dentures that replace all of your missing natural teeth. Complete dentures are necessary when other tooth restoration options have been tried.

Dentures are held in place by suction and are easily removed.

These types of dentures are frequently personalized and restore the shape and appearance of your original teeth. Most significantly, they aid in mastication improvement, allowing you to chew, bite, and eat food normally.

They also help to avoid bone loss and boost confidence and self-esteem. Complete dentures are long-lasting and cost-effective. They can last up to 10 years.

Unfortunately, because full dentures have a thick material that coats the palate, they can make it a little difficult to pronounce words at first, but patients generally get used to them quickly.

Fixed-Partial Dentures

Because they use existing teeth as abutments, fixed-partial dentures are also sometimes known as implant-supported bridges.

They are not removable like full dentures since they are permanent dentures. These teeth are used to restore one or more lost teeth, improving your appearance.

They also increase the function of your teeth and give additional protection to your oral structure. Their main disadvantage is that they tend to cost more than traditional dentures.

Caring for your Dentures

Your dentures will last longer if you take proper care of them. To begin, brush your dentures twice a day, exactly as you would with your natural teeth.

This will help reduce plaque buildup, which can cause gum issues, stains, and bad breath.

To remove all food particles from removable dentures, soak them in water. Then gently clean the dentures with a soft-bristled toothbrush and mild soap.

Brush all surfaces of the dentures, especially the clasps, because here is where bacteria like to collect. Also, be careful not to damage the bent attachments while cleaning your dentures.

When you remove your dentures, massage, and clean your gums.

For those with complete dentures, ensure you remove them before you go to sleep so you can let your mouth relax. Anytime you are not wearing the dentures, soak them in warm water.

Call us at 509-924-1314 to book an appointment or visit us in Spokane Valley for more tips on how to care for your dentures!
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