Dentures – Castle Rock, WA
Full Smiles, Reliable Prosthetics
Missing multiple teeth or an entire arch can make daily tasks feel impossible. Eating and speaking are often difficult, and smiling is often out of the question for many. If you are tired of living with an incomplete smile and are ready to embrace a better quality of life, let Dr. L. Blaine Kennington recommend dentures in Castle Rock. Considered one of the most reliable methods of tooth replacement, dentures have been around for centuries. Effective in their ability to restore oral function and appearance, these prosthetics continue to offer patients a second chance at a healthy, beautiful smile. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and learn more about your eligibility for dentures.
Who is a Good Candidate for Dentures?
Those who are considered “good” candidates for dentures include individuals who possess enough jawbone to adequately support a full prosthetic. Also, the person must have good gum health, as inflammation and infection can negatively affect the fit and function of a denture. To determine if you are eligible for this type of tooth replacement, you will meet with Dr. Kennington for a full evaluation.
What Are the Different Types of Dentures?
While discussing your eligibility, your dentist in Castle Rock will also explain the various types of dentures available:
Partial dentures are great if you are only missing a few teeth from the upper or lower arch. Consisting of a gum-colored, acrylic base, artificial teeth are put into place along the prosthetic to fill in the gaps of your smile. It fits like a puzzle piece and is held into place with clasps or clips that connect to healthy existing teeth.
If you are missing an entire arch of teeth, you have the option of receiving a full denture. These sit on top of the gums and require your natural suction to hold them in place. However, many patients apply a small amount of denture adhesive for added security. No matter if you need a top or bottom denture, or both, they are made from the same materials as a partial, which consists of a gum-colored acrylic base and artificial teeth (commonly made of porcelain).
Implant dentures are a great option if you prefer a more permanent solution to tooth loss. Requiring significant jawbone density, the titanium posts are surgically placed within the bone to create a solid foundation. Customized dentures are then attached to the implant posts to create a complete, fully functional, and longer-lasting smile (30 years or longer).
Benefits of Dentures
Tooth loss may be treatable with other unique solutions, but choosing dentures will allow for greater benefits in the long run, such as:
- Regaining oral function to eat and speak more easily
- The chance to boost your confidence and feel good about your appearance
- The opportunity to enjoy improved oral health because of increased jawbone stimulation (implant dentures)
- Improved bite force and chewing power
- Prosthetics that can last 30 years or longer (implant dentures)
- A more youthful aesthetic because of how dentures fill out your facial features