Dentures are a cost-effective alternative to dental implants, which may be one of many reasons to go forward with the procedure. At Westcliffe Family Dental, we help our patients make the best possible choice for the lifestyles they lead.
With dentures, there are two different options: partial dentures and full dentures. Partial dentures fill in the gaps for a few missing teeth or one part of the jaw. Full dentures entirely replace the teeth and are affixed to both the upper and lower jaw. The upper set covers the roof of the mouth, and the lower set sits on top of the gums of the lower jaw.
During the first stage of the dentures process, our dentist will take a 3-D image of your mouth in order to fit your dentures correctly. Any remaining teeth are then extracted if you are receiving a complete denture, and temporary teeth take their place. This helps ensure that you do not lose the ability to eat and speak while your mouth recovers. While you are healing from the extractions, our dentist will create your dentures out of plastics and porcelain. Dentures are custom-made according to the 3-D image we took in your first appointment. Once your mouth and bone tissue are completely healed from the extractions, the dentures are placed.
Because your dentures will be in constant use, dentures will eventually need to be replaced due to wear. Maintaining oral care routines and dental check-ups at Westcliffe Family Dental will ensure that you get the longest use out of your dentures! Call us today at 509-627-6888 to schedule your consultation and restore your smile with our dentures in Richland, Washington!