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Stevenson Dental Care | Dentures in Stevenson

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52 NW 2nd Street
Stevenson, WA 98648

(509) 427-8605

Dentures
 
Stevenson Dental Care in Stevenson WA

Dentures are a replacement for missing teeth that can be removed and put back into your mouth as you please. Depending on each individual patient case, they may receive full or partial dentures. Full dentures are used when all of the natural teeth are removed from the mouth and replaced with a full set of dentures. There are different types of dentures.

  • Conventional Full Dentures - This is when all the teeth are already removed 
  • Immediate Full Dentures - Prior to having your teeth removed, your dentist takes measurements and has dentures fitted for your mouth. After removing the teeth, the dentures are immediately placed in your mouth. The benefit is that you do not have to spend any time without teeth. You will, however, need to have a follow up visit to refit your dentures because the jaw bone will slightly change shape as your mouth heels.  After the jaw bone has healed in aproximately 4-6 months time the dentures will need to be relined.
  • Partial dentures are another option when not all of your teeth need to be removed. This is similar to a bridge, but it is not a permanent fixture in your mouth. 
  • Overdentures are dentures that can be supported and retained by attachments on natural teeth or implants.  


Your dentures may take some time to get used to. The flesh colored base of the dentures is placed over your gums. Some people say that it feels bulky or that they don't have enough room for their tongue. Other times the dentures might feel loose. These feelings will affect the way you eat and talk for a little while. Over time, your mouth becomes trained to eat and speak with your dentures and they begin to feel more and more normal. They may never feel perfectly comfortable, but it is much better than the alternative of not having teeth.

Even though dentures are not real teeth, you should care for them like they are. You should brush them to remove plaque and food particles.  Hand soap and warm water with a soft tooth brush or denture brush.  After they have been removed you should place them directly into room temperature water or a denture cleaning solution. Never use hot water because it could warp the dentures. Your dentures are delicate, so make sure you are careful when handling them so you don't drop them. It is recommended to take dentures out a night to allow the soft tissue the denture rests on time to rest.  Also, never try to adjust your dentures yourself. You could ruin them, so you should always seek assistance from your dentist if they feel uncomfortable or loose.  

 

 
 
Stevenson Dentist | Dentures. Jack Clifton is a Stevenson Dentist.