Dentures are a convenient tooth replacement option recommended for patients who are missing all or most of their missing teeth. Dentures can also be partial and replace only a few missing teeth. At Paradigm Dental, our dentist custom-designs dentures to ensure they are stable and comfortable and fully restore your oral functions and your smile.
What Are Dentures?
Dentures are removable replacements for missing teeth and surrounding tissue. They consist of a base that mimics the gums and artificial teeth made from ceramic, porcelain, or acrylic resin. They are easy to care for and maintain and designed to closely resemble natural teeth.
Dentures can restore your oral functions and your smile after tooth loss.
What Type of Denture Is Right for Me?
There are several different types of dentures to choose from. The most common type of denture, also known as a traditional denture, is removable and designed to replace all of the teeth in an arch. It stays in place with dental adhesives or suction. Partial dentures are designed to replace a few teeth and are attached to the adjacent natural teeth with metal clasps.
Patients can also opt for implant-retained or implant-supported dentures, which use dental implants to provide stability and strength.
Whether you need full or partial dentures, our dentist can help you select the type of denture that is right for you based on your overall oral health, aesthetic needs, and budget.
What Factors Determine the Cost of Dentures?
The price of your dentures will depend on your treatment plan and a few other factors, including:
- The type of denture you need: full denture, partial denture, etc.
- The number of teeth being replaced
- The number of visits required for denture fabrication
- Any additional required procedures, such as extractions, bone grafting, etc.
How Long Will It Take to Get Used to Wearing Dentures?
For the first few weeks, your new dentures may feel slightly awkward or uncomfortable. You may experience minor irritation or soreness. These occurrences are common and should resolve on their own as your muscles and tissues get used to your new dentures.
What Should I Do if I Have Sore Spots on My Gums?
If your dentures are causing sore spots, you should visit our office. We can adjust the fit of your dentures and also adjust your bite. If you have any other concerns relating to your dentures, call our dental office at (503) 626-7323 to schedule an appointment.
To learn more about dentures or your options for tooth replacement, visit Paradigm Dental at 3970 SW Mercantile Dr. Lake Oswego, Oregon 97035, or call (503) 626-7323. We will gladly answer any questions you may have and help you find the best solution for your oral health.