Dentures are prosthetic devices constructed to replace missing teeth. They’re supported by surrounding soft and hard tissues of the oral cavity. Conventional dentures are removable, but there are many different denture designs, some that rely on bonding or clasping onto teeth or dental implants.
Dentures are custom made for you in a dental laboratory. Their fit is based on impressions taken from your mouth.
Dentures come in two main types: full and partial. Consult with the dentists at Fresh Smiles Family Dentistry to choose the denture type that's best for you. For the most complex of cases, Dr. Cheng and Dr. Anmar enlist the expertise of a denturist.
Missing teeth interfere with chewing and speaking. Dentures help make those activities easier. The dentures also fill out your face and help prevent the sagging of facial muscles that happen when you lose teeth. Dentures can be designed to look very much like your own teeth, so you look like you.
Dentures may not feel natural at first. You may find them awkward or uncomfortable for the first few weeks or even months. Eating and speaking with dentures might take a little practice. A heavy or loose feeling is common, while the muscles of your cheeks and tongue learn to hold your dentures in place. Excessive saliva flow, a sense that your tongue doesn’t have adequate room, and minor irritation or soreness are also common.
The dentists at Fresh Smiles Family Dentistry will do everything possible to ease your discomfort and help you adjust to the dentures.
Dentures don’t absolve you of all dental hygiene. Brush your gums, tongue, and the roof of your mouth to keep the growth of bacteria to a minimum and enhance circulation. Brush your dentures with a soft brush every morning too; this keeps them clean and prevents staining. When you take out your dentures, keep them covered with water to prevent warping.
Welcome, New Patients!
Fresh Smiles Family Dentistry is happily accepting new patients in the South King County area. We treat patients from Des Moines, Federal Way, Kent, Auburn and SeaTac, WA. Schedule your denture consultation with our office today!
Fresh Smiles Dental Des Moines makes every effort to provide you with the finest dental care and the most convenient financial options. To accomplish this goal, we work hand-in-hand with you to maximize your insurance reimbursement for covered procedures. If you have any problems or questions, please ask our staff. They are well informed and up-to-date. Our insurance coordinator will see to it that all claims are processed promptly and correctly to minimize your out of pocket expenses. We participate with most major insurance plan. For a complete list of plans that we participate with, please call our office. Please bring your insurance information with you to the consultation so that we can expedite reimbursement.
"Dr. Anwar was so good and comforting. He took away my toothache and dental-phobia. I'm definitely gonna get my implants done here too."
"I had a great experience. The dentists are very knowledgeable and were able to address all my concerns."