Whether you’ve lost teeth because of aging, an accident, or gum disease, dentures can help restore your smile. At Bellevue Family Dental in Bellevue, Washington, Dr. Daniel Mashoof offers partial and full dentures that look natural and function just as well as real teeth. To schedule a personalized consultation about dentures today, call or request an appointment online.
Dentures are dental appliances that fill in gaps left by missing teeth. There are two main types of dentures: partial and full. Full, or complete, dentures are appropriate for people who have lost all of their teeth, while partial dentures can restore your smile if you only have a few teeth missing.
Dentures are custom-made to match the color and shape of your natural teeth. When well cared for, they can last a lifetime.
The best way to determine whether or not dentures are right for you is to schedule a personalized consultation with Dr. Mashoof. Most people who’ve lost some or all of their teeth but still maintain good oral hygiene habits are good candidates for dentures.
If you grind your teeth or if you have a sensitive gag reflex, you might have trouble wearing dentures. In either case, Dr. Mashoof can discuss other options, including dental implants.
Getting fitted for dentures requires a series of appointments over several weeks. First, Dr. Mashoof takes impressions of your remaining teeth so he can create the custom dentures. Once they’re made, he molds them to your gums to ensure they fit and function properly.
You might need an additional appointment to make any necessary adjustments.
Losing teeth can be embarrassing and affect your self-confidence. With dentures, you’ll be able to confidently flash your smile, socialize, eat, and perform all other normal activities. They also structure and contour your cheeks, which can eliminate saggy or hollow cheeks and improve your appearance.
Dentures are also easy to care for and clean, and they are durable enough to last a lifetime. As one of the least expensive options for teeth replacement, dentures are affordable for most people, and they don’t require any invasive procedures.
To learn more about dentures and to request a personalized consultation, call Bellevue Family Dental today or request an appointment online.