Dentures - Complete & Partials
West Linn, OR
[[[pic:IMG-removable-partial-denture-GettyImages-974687210.jpg|40%||right|TPimgRight|Rendering of removable partial denture at Roane Family Dental in West LinnAt Roane Family Dental, we have an experienced dental team with specialized tools to create dentures. Loss of teeth due to decaying, injury, or old age is common. If the missing teeth are not replaced on time, other teeth might try to fill in the gaps, causing stress to the jawbone. Additionally, missing teeth affect a person's speech and make essential activities like chewing or eating extremely painful. Dentures are replacement teeth attached to gum-colored plastic bases. Dentures are a set of artificial teeth for aesthetic appearance and functionality.
Having missing teeth attacks a person's self-confidence, and at worst, can affect their face structure. People without teeth develop protruding chins, puckered lips, and slurry speech. That is why it is necessary to get dentures made by a team of dental experts, like ours. There are two types of dentures - complete and partial - that our dentists will create, based on the patient's need.
We recommend complete dentures to those patients who come to us with no teeth left or require tooth extraction, leaving no teeth in their mouth. If our dentist extracts the patient's teeth, a temporary denture will be provided until the patient's gum heals. We will ask the patient to come regularly to let us note changes in the shape of their gum and bones. Once the patient's completed denture is crafted, we will ask the patient to come for a final visit.
If the patient has only a few missing teeth to be replaced, we construct partial dentures for them. We make partial dentures with metal frameworks and clasps which connect the teeth. We may use other, natural-looking materials if our patients desire a more aesthetic look. Sometimes, we employ precision attachments to fasten dentures to the patient's natural teeth.
How Are Dentures Made?
Our team of dentists will first decipher what kind of dentures will work for our patient. We take complete measurement of the patient's jaws and note the impression of their jaws. We, then, create wax forms, models, and plastic patterns of the exact position and shape that the denture should possess. This step requires multiple checks for a perfect fit and appearance. Once we model the best possible denture, our dentist will cast the final denture and fit it.
Although dentures initially feel fairly uncomfortable and can be painful for some, not wearing them can cause a person severe damage that might require surgery. Our specialists try to create perfect fitting complete and partial dentures for the patients, and that is why the fabrication process takes a few weeks and multiple appointments. We do not want our patients to suffer from the embarrassment of seeming to have fake teeth and therefore, fit only the dentures that look completely natural. If a person does not get the gaps filled, the surrounding teeth will try to shift into the gap, which might affect teeth alignment. Moreover, a gap collects food particles leading to decay in adjacent teeth.
If you need natural-looking and well-fitted dentures, our team can help you get the desired result. Call us, Roane Family Dental at (503) 974-0464 and make your appointment today.