Partial & Full Dentures
When a person is missing their teeth, he or she may experience a wide range of functional and aesthetic problems. They may have trouble eating and speaking and may even lose confidence in themselves. That’s why, at Tualatin Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we offer you partial and full dentures so that you never have to be without teeth again.
What are Dentures?
Dentures are removable prosthetic devices that are made to replace your missing teeth and restore oral functions and aesthetics. Dentures can either be partial or full dentures.
Full dentures are designed to provide false teeth to the entire upper and lower arch. These dentures are made of a flesh-colored plastic base that attaches to your gum. They can also be held in place via implants surgically placed in your jawbone. However, the latter treatment is much more expensive than regular full dentures.
Should You Use Denture Adhesive?
Denture adhesive is a glue or paste that helps secure your denture to your gums. A small amount of the adhesive can be applied on the plastic base of the denture to improve retention and decrease the risk of slippage. However, this adhesive should not be used to fit loose dentures or as an option to avoid visiting Tualatin Family & Cosmetic Dentistry.
What to Expect After Getting Dentures
How Long Do Dentures Last?
As you age, the structure of your mouth changes and your dentures may become loose. This can irritate your gum and make chewing and speaking difficult. If that happens, you need to get your dentures relined.
If you take care of your dentures, they can last you for at least five years. To prolong the life of your dentures, regularly visit us to get them rebased or relined.
If your denture falls or cracks, minor fractures can be repaired in the lab in just one or two days. Do not try to repair your dentures yourself as it can be complicated and can further damage the device. If you notice any issues with your denture, call us at (503) 878-7474 to arrange a repair.