Dentures Puyallup, WA
Replace your missing teeth with a dental prosthetic.
Dentures are one of the options available for those patients who have lost their natural teeth. At Willow Smiles Dentistry our goal is to provide a denture that replicate the lost teeth as closely as possible, both in functionality and appearance. To achieve this requires our doctors to get exact measurements by taking molds of the gums and surrounding supportive tissue. This will prevent slippage by ensuring as tight a fit as possible and will help create an aesthetic appearance by determining the best position in the mouth. Remember that as a person ages, their gum and mouth tissues can distort, altering the effectiveness of the current denture(s). If you have not been measured for a denture(s) recently and this is what you are experiencing, it may be necessary to get a re-fitting. If you need to replace missing teeth in Puyallup, WA, as well as the surrounding areas of Lakewood and Tacoma, call Willow Smiles Dentistry at (253) 864-0310 or contact us to schedule a consultation.
Partial dentures are an excellent option for patients who have lost just a few teeth in one or several areas of the mouth. Working much like a conventional orthodontic retainer, these dentures use a plastic mouthpiece fitted with wires to hold replacement teeth in the desired position. A properly customized fit is essential to keeping these dentures in place because they lock together with your remaining natural teeth, making messing bonding gels unnecessary. Our doctors will carefully take an impression of your mouth to get the correct specifications for the dentures. Then, at your next appointment, the dentures will be ready for use and will give provide a tight fitting replacement that can be used normally for biting and chewing. For partial dentures in Puyallup, WA, contact Willow Smiles Dentistry.
When patients with sensitive gums experience irritation (or in some cases a full allergic reaction) to the plastic materials used in traditional dentures, vinyl dentures are the best solution for a comfortable prosthetic. Using a soft, high impact vinyl allows for a small amount of flex in the dentures while still maintaining a tight fit in the mouth. This greatly reduces irritation for patients with sensitive gums. Additionally, the vinyl used at Willow Smiles Dentistry does not contain the monomers (easily bonded molecules) that are present in plastic dentures, so allergy concerns are avoided. Our doctors will take a mold of your mouth to get the correct specifications and have your new vinyl partial by your next appointment. For comfortable vinyl partial dentures in Puyallup, WA, contact our office to schedule an appointment.