Dentures in Edmonds WA
Losing a series or perhaps all of your teeth can have devastating effects on your self-esteem and your overall dental health. Tooth loss itself, as well as the lack of support in your facial structure, can make a person feel significantly older. That is despite the fact that tooth loss can result from a variety of issues aside from age, including trauma, severe tooth decay, and much more. Fortunately, you now have the option to fully restore every aspect of a healthy smile by replacing your teeth with dentures. If you live in Edmonds, WA, or surrounding areas and are looking for the ideal solution for tooth loss, the experts from Avenue Dental Care are here for you.
Dentures are a set of replacement teeth attached to an artificial gum line. Our experienced team of dentists will work closely with you, as well as our state-of-the-art dental tools and technology, to ensure that both parts of the denture are indistinguishable from your natural teeth and gums. Depending on your level of tooth loss and other individual factors, we will recommend one of the following:
Types of dentures
- Removable partial dentures – When you are missing several teeth on your upper or lower jaw, or both. This option is usually recommended when you do not have adequate adjacent teeth to support fixed partial dentures.
- Fixed partial dentures – When your remaining natural teeth or implant-crown combinations are able to support a set of artificial teeth. This option is also known as a bridge, as it is placed in the empty space between any existing teeth, whether real or otherwise.
- Full dentures – When you are missing all of your upper and/or lower teeth. In the past, the only option was removable dentures, which were in constant need of adjustment. Today, a full set of dentures can be surgically secured in your mouth using dental implants for optimal comfort for the denture-wearer.
- Implant supported dentures – 2 to 4 implants are placed in the jaw bone. A denture is fit over them after a 4-6 month healing period. The dentures become very secure, as they simply clip onto the implants.
In additional to the aesthetic appeal of having a fully restored set of teeth, dentures can provide you with a wide range of other benefits. Fixed dentures, in particular, restore your ability to speak and chew properly. They prevent or even reverse the effects of bone decline that results from a lack of support from natural tooth roots in your jaw bone. They also restores your youthful appearance by preventing your facial structure from sagging. It is your cosmetic dentist’s goal to ensure that dentures help you begin your life anew!
To learn more about dentures provided by Edmonds’ own Avenue Dental Care, please do not hesitate to contact us today. You can reach us by phone or email, and we will be happy to provide you with a detailed consultation regarding your tooth replacement needs.