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Are you looking for affordable, high-quality dentures in Lake Oswego, Oregon? Then call Lake Oswego Dental for a consultation with our skilled dental team!
According to the American Dental Association, there are 36 million Americans that are edentulous — without a full set of teeth. Approximately 120 million have at least one missing tooth!
Lake Oswego Dental understands well the pain patients feel for having lost one or all of their teeth, and how it impacts their overall well-being. Indeed, the impact of tooth loss on one's self-confidence can seem more painful than the initial loss of the teeth.
Lake Oswego Dental, equipped with all of the modern 21st Century amenities to bring our patients physical comfort, is also well equipped with years of compassion, knowledge, and expertise to provide the remedy that will restore the smile to every individual patient’s needs. That remedy found in removable replacement teeth called dentures. These artificial teeth can be a traditional, conventional, placement process, or immediate placement.
The traditional and immediate replacement to natural teeth is removable by the patient for cleaning purpose or when sleeping. There is also a fixed remedy, known as implant-supported dentures. The fixed dentures permanently placed within the mouth. Another possibility is that of partial dentures, more commonly called a bridge.
After the initial examination of the mouth and consult with our dental team, the next steps will involve setting up weekly appointments. In those weeks there will come the creating of a series of impressions of the jaw, measurement of how upper and lower jaw align, and creating a model in exact shape and position of the permanent denture. Before the final casting, the color, shape, and fit is adjusted as the patient tries on the model. Do not worry; after placement of the completed denture within the mouth, adjustments in fit can still be made.
The denture process begins after the removal of the bad natural teeth from the mouth and the gum tissue begins to heal. This healing can take eight to 12 weeks. Many patients opt for immediate dentures, rather than conventional dentures. With the immediate denture made in anticipation of the removal of natural teeth, the artificial teeth are placed in the mouth as soon as teeth extraction is complete, even as healing continues.
For patients who are looking for a more permanent tooth loss solution, we offer fixed dentures. Also known as implant-supported dentures, we use dental implants to anchor a full denture to the patient's jaw. Unlike removable dentures, fixed dentures will never slip, boosting one's confidence when speaking and eating. Fixed dentures can also be cared for just like natural teeth with daily at-home brushing and care.