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By Mike White, DDS
November 03, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures

Tooth loss doesn’t have to be forever. Find out how getting dentures in Chehalis can help.

It can be more than disheartening if you are someone who has lost most or even all of their teeth. There are many reasons why this can dentureshappen to someone and you certainly aren’t alone. While dental implants are a great tooth replacement option, they may take too long to your liking. Our Chehalis, WA, dentist, Dr. Michael White, is happy to also offer dentures to replace your missing teeth.

What are dentures?

This oral prosthetic is specially made to fit on top of your gums and replace your missing teeth. Dentures contain a base that is designed to look just like your gums, while a row of teeth is attached to this gum-like base. Dentures can be held in place with adhesives and suction or metal clasps.

There are two types of dentures to choose from your Chehalis, WA dentist: partial and full (sometimes referred to as complete). Partial dentures are recommended if you are only missing some of your teeth, while full dentures are only used when you have total tooth loss.

What can dentures do for my smile?

If you have tooth loss, then you already know the challenges of trying to eat some of your favorite foods or even speak properly. You may even feel embarrassed in social situations and find yourself avoiding them; getting dentures, however, will help you resolve these issues. Here are just some of the benefits you’ll enjoy with dentures:

  • You’ll have your full smile back. You can enjoy a smile that contains a full set of white, healthy-looking and radiant teeth. Dentures have certainly come a long way to looking like real teeth.
  • Dentures are wallet-friendly. Our Chehalis general dentist offers an array of replacement options, but dentures are often the least expensive treatment. Being budget-friendly is an important option for many of our patients and dentures can offer you the restoration you need at a price you can afford.
  • You can also get your dentures sooner than you would other treatments, like dental implants, which can sometimes take up to a year to get. If you are fed up with tooth loss and want to replace your teeth right away, then dentures might be the best option.

Do you have questions about dentures? Want to know whether they are right for you? Then it’s time to call our Chehalis, WA, dental office and let us know you are interested in getting dentures.