Bellevue, WA

Dentures

Partials vs. Dentures

A full denture replaces all of your upper or lower teeth at one time. Usually it’s made from an acrylic base and rests directly on your gum tissues. As such, it creates a seal between the prosthesis and your mouth, helping secure it in place.

Partial dentures snap into position around your existing teeth, allowing you to preserve the teeth that are still healthy (and avoid unnecessary extractions.) Partials come in acrylic or metal base designs, with the prosthetic teeth fused to the frame. Being that they’re stabilized by other teeth, a partial is usually smaller and feels more secure than a full denture.

Implant Supported Denture Options

With a stabilized overdenture or permanent implant denture, we can use pairs of implants to reinforce and secure your appliance. Usually only 2-4 implants total are needed. In some cases we can retrofit your “plate” to attach to implants at a later time.

Denture

Care

Dentures Bellevue WA

To help your prosthesis last as long as possible, we recommend removing it nightly and soaking it in an effervescent denture cleanser. The next morning, use a denture brush to remove loose residue. Before putting your denture back in, clean the inside of your mouth with a soft, damp washcloth or toothbrush. Brush and floss any remaining teeth.

Since your bone structure (and overlying gum tissue) can change over time, dentures may start to feel loose or cause sore spots. Our dentists will want to check it a couple of times per year to make any denture adjustments, repairs, or relines if necessary.

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1130 140th Ave. NE #100b
Bellevue, WA 98005