The health of your smile can directly impact your overall quality of life. Besides impacting the way you look, lowering your self-esteem, and making it harder to chew, poor oral health can lead to other complications by preventing proper nutrition intake. If you are missing several teeth or your teeth are in poor condition, dentures could help you improve your oral health and improve your quality of life. Before scheduling your appointment with the friendly team at our West Seattle dental office, here’s what you should know about how dentures could benefit you.

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Overview of Dentures

Dentures are prosthetic devices that replace missing teeth, restore self-confidence, and make everyday activities, such as chewing and speaking easier. They are composed of different pink and tooth-colored acrylic materials. Dentures are custom-made for each patient to provide a comfortable  fit and natural appearance.

How Do Dentures Work?

At Junction Dental, we offer several different types of dentures to meet your individual dental needs. These include:

  • Partial Dentures: These are a good option for people who are missing several (but not all) of their teeth. The denture base is fabricated to fit over the part of your gums without any teeth while leaving your natural teeth intact. 
  • Complete Dentures: These are the traditional dentures that you’re probably familiar with. These are a good option for people whose teeth are severely damaged or entirely missing.

Benefits of Dentures

If you have severely damaged or missing teeth, dentures could provide you with many benefits, such as:

  • Restoring the normal function of your mouth
  • Enhancing the appearance of your smile
  • Relieving pain caused by damaged teeth
  • Improving self-confidence
  • Improving oral health

Do Dentures Look and Feel Normal?

At Junction Dental, we are proud to use high-quality dental materials to help your dentures look as close to your natural teeth as possible. While this is true, it’s essential to have reasonable expectations about the look and feel of your dentures. Dentures will feel comfortable to wear over time. However, it’s normal for it to take a few months to get used to them. If your dentures feel uncomfortable, please don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment to ensure that your dentures fit appropriately or make any necessary adjustments. 

Alternatives to Dentures

Implant-retained dentures may be an option for individuals who’d prefer to have a permanent tooth replacement option rather than removable dentures. These dentures are held into place by dental implants inserted into your jaw bone. If you’re interested in implant-retained dentures, we’ll be happy to work with you and develop a plan as well as referrals to our specialists. 

Dentures Cost

The cost of your dentures will depend on if you have dental insurance and what your dental insurance covers. Please contact our office during business hours to learn more about your dental insurance policy. 

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You don’t have to live with damaged or missing teeth forever. If you’re ready to speak, chew, and smile with confidence, Dr. Iversen and the trusted team at Junction Dental are here for you. With dentures, you can restore your oral health and regain your quality of life. We offer professional, judgment-free care to each of our patients. Contact us today to schedule your consultation and see if you’re a good candidate for removable dentures. We can’t wait to help you achieve a healthy, beautiful smile!