The Benefits of Dentures

Dentures are a dental restoration option used to replace teeth that have been lost due to disease, accidents or other health conditions. They can be made in a variety of materials to fit your individual needs and aesthetic goals.

Dentists create custom-made dentures that are designed to look and feel like your natural teeth. This can be done by using digital oral scans and traditional molding techniques to create models or wax forms that mimic your mouth.

They are then fitted to your jaw and your gums so that they look and feel just like your original teeth. This allows you to eat and talk as you did before losing your teeth.

The process of getting new dentures takes a lot of time, and some discomfort can be felt during this time. Your dentist will work with you to find the best solution for your unique situation.

You should also be prepared to return to the dentist on a regular basis for adjustments and repairs to make sure your dentures are comfortable. If they do not fit properly, you could experience stomatitis, an inflammation of the tongue, lips or gums caused by chronic irritation.

In addition, you may need to brush and floss your teeth daily with a soft-bristled toothbrush and denture cleaner. This helps remove food particles and plaque that can cause cavities and gum disease.

Aside from the obvious fact that dentures will provide you with a gorgeous smile, they can also improve your speech, restore the function of your mouth and even boost your self-esteem. The benefits you receive from having them in place will give you a new lease on life and the confidence to live the life you want.

Your new teeth should be cleaned and brushed daily to maintain their appearance and functionality. This should include the gums, palate and tongue as well. This will help to increase blood flow in the tissues that surround your dentures.

One of the main concerns about dentures is that they will feel and look unnatural in your mouth. This is especially true if you are not used to wearing them and haven’t had experience with them before.

But with a careful selection of denture materials and proper care, these prosthetics can be made to feel as good as your natural teeth. Whether you choose full or partial dentures, the prosthodontists at Pacific Northwest Prosthodontics will create them just for you.

They can last up to ten years with proper care and they are relatively inexpensive. The cost of the procedure can be covered by dental insurance if you have it.

These prosthetics are available in a variety of shapes, colors and sizes. During your consultation, the prosthodontist will take impressions of your mouth and determine what kind of denture would be most appropriate for your needs.

Your new dentures can be made to look and feel just as close to your natural teeth as possible, giving you a brighter, healthier smile! These prosthetics are also much easier to clean and more durable than many other tooth replacement options.