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Dentist in Portland, OR

Rendering of removable partial denture at Pacific Woods Dental in Portland, OR.Dentures are the traditional method for replacing lost teeth. Today’s dentures are very comfortable to wear and look very natural. Many people will not even realize you have dentures until you tell them. If you are missing teeth and want to learn more about what dentures offer, the team at Pacific Woods Dental can answer all of your questions. Here is some basic information about dentures that will tell you a little more about this dental solution.

What Are Dentures?

Dentures are an option for replacing lost teeth. A set of dentures is made of artificial teeth that you place in your mouth to replace your missing natural teeth. If you have lost most of your teeth and the remaining ones are not in good health, we may suggest full dentures. These are full sets of replacement teeth. On the other hand, if you are only missing a few teeth and still have a good number of healthy ones, partial dentures may be the right solution.

How Are Dentures Made?

Modern dentures are made from a special type of hard resin. In the past, dentures were often made from plastic or porcelain, but those materials were not as durable. They also did not always look like natural teeth. While hard resin is still not as strong as natural teeth, it is quite durable if you take proper care of your dentures.

When you come in to get dentures, we will make a mold of your mouth. This is so our lab can create custom dentures that will perfectly fit you. If you have had teeth extracted, we do have to wait until your mouth heals before we can place your dentures. Once you have healed and the dentures have been created, you will come in for a fitting. We make certain the dentures fit you comfortably and that you can eat without any pain. If they do not fit quite right, we will adjust them until they do. We will also make sure you understand how to take care of your dentures.

Why Get Dentures?

If you are missing teeth, you likely already find it difficult to eat certain foods or chew on one side of your mouth. You may be in pain, too. Missing teeth can also lead to changes in your bite and cause your other teeth to shift, leading to even more problems. Dentures allow you to eat normally and smile with confidence. Partial dentures will even help keep your remaining teeth in place so you do not lose them.

Are Dentures Right for You?

Dentures are a good solution for anyone who has lost some teeth or is at risk of losing all of their natural teeth. They are also an option for those who are not good candidates for dental implants. Today’s dentures are very comfortable and look natural, too, so there is no reason to feel self-conscious when wearing them. If you would like to know more about getting dentures or if they are the right option for you, contact Pacific Woods Dental at 503-292-5483 to make an appointment.

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