Dentures are an artificial tooth replacement. They’ve existed in some form for thousands of years, but thanks to modern dentistry, dentures are much more comfortable and effective than in the past. Here are the main reasons why you might be a good candidate:
You’re Missing Many (or All) of Your Teeth
People who are missing only one or two teeth are better candidates for dental bridges, but for those missing multiple teeth, or even all their teeth, dentures are a good choice. We offer both partial and full dentures.
You Have Good Oral Health
Before moving forward with dentures, the dentist will always examine your mouth and make sure your teeth and gums are in good health. That means you’re free from tooth decay and gum disease. If we find any issues, we’ll need to resolve them before you get dentures.
For Implant-Supported Dentures, You Have Sufficient Jawbone Density
Implant-supported dentures are a popular tooth replacement that blends implant technology with traditional dentures. We place a few implants in your jawbone, where they fuse to the bone and replace missing tooth roots. The dentures go on top. To support the implants, your jawbone needs to be strong enough. If your jawbone density isn’t sufficient, bone grafts from an oral surgeon could be an option.
You’re Committed to Caring for Your Dentures
To ensure your dentures last as long as possible, you need to keep them clean. If they’re removable, that means taking them out for cleaning and soaking overnight. You also need to care for your oral health, whether that’s brushing any remaining teeth or brushing your gums. Before getting dentures, make sure you understand what you’ll need to do to care for them.
Dentures at Trillium Dental in Portland, Oregon
Dr. White and the team are proud to offer dentures and other services like preventative dentistry, cosmetic treatments, and emergency dental care. If you’re missing any teeth or suspect you need teeth extracted, now is a good time to come in for a consultation. Please contact us today with questions or to set up an appointment!