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Dentures and Partials – Moses Lake, WA

A Full Row of Dazzling, Functioning Teeth

Losing a single tooth can be extremely inconvenient, but if all or most of your teeth are missing, it’ll be extremely difficult at best to speak, smile, and enjoy a nutritious diet. Let Dr. Craig help you live a full life again with full and partial dentures in Moses Lake; these prosthetics are as beautiful as they are functional, and each one is specially designed to meet your specific needs. Contact us today to schedule a dentures consultation and get started building your new grin.

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Why Choose Moses Lake Family Dentistry for Dentures and Partials?

What are Dentures?

Dentures

Dentures are probably the most well-known form of tooth replacement; they’ve been used for centuries, but thanks to modern technology and materials, they’re more comfortable and durable than ever. Depending on your needs, you may get:

The Process of Getting Dentures

Holding dentures

After any necessary tooth extractions, we’ll use our digital impression system to design a set of dentures that fit as comfortably as possible in your mouth. A dental lab will create your new dentures, and you’ll return to our office to have them fitted.

If you’re getting dental implants, the procedure is somewhat different. The implant posts need to be surgically attached to the jawbone, at which point your mouth will need about 3 to 6 months to heal. Once it has, the implants should be stable enough to support the load of full dentures.

Maintenance for Dentures

Holding dentures

Dentures don’t last forever, but if you want to get the most out of them, it’s important to keep them clean by rinsing them with water after every meal. (Be very careful handling your prosthetic whenever you take it out for cleanings.) Ideally, you should also clean your tongue, cheeks, and the roof of your mouth while your dentures have been removed. You can also brush your dentures daily with a soft-bristled brush and denture cleaner (not toothpaste). If you have traditional dentures or removeable implant dentures, don’t forget to take them out at night to give your gums a rest while you sleep.

Benefits of Dentures

Dentures FAQs

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Dentures in Moses Lake are a classic way of replacing missing teeth. Whether you’ve lost just a few pearly whites or a whole mouthful, there’s a denture solution out there for you. Additionally, today’s dentures are more lifelike and comfortable than ever before. However, you might still have a few concerns about the treatment. To help make things a little easier for you, we’ve included this section below with the answers to some frequently asked denture questions.

How Long Will My Dentures Last?

In most cases, a traditional denture will last between five and seven years. However, they’ll typically need to be repaired or relined every couple of years. When you have lost teeth, your jawbone naturally changes shape over the years, resulting in your carefully constructed dentures losing their snug fit.

Implant-retained dentures can last quite a bit longer. Dental implants forge a powerful bond with your jawbone, stimulating new bone growth and preventing the changes that would normally occur after tooth loss. Although the denture may need to be replaced every decade or so, the implants have the potential to last a lifetime.

How Much Do Dentures Cost?

There is no fixed cost of dentures. Their price is determined by several variables, some of which include:

Fortunately, the majority of dental insurance plans cover most, if not all, of the cost of dentures. However, they don’t usually cover dental implants. If you still need help paying for your new smile, our team can help you apply for a loan through CareCredit. This will let you take out a low-interest loan that can fit into practically anyone’s budget.

Do I Still Need to Schedule Dental Checkups If I Have Dentures?

Yes! Even if you have lost all of your original teeth, you should still see your dentist in Moses Lake at least twice a year for a checkup. While dentures are cavity-proof, your gums are still vulnerable to infection. Not only are gum infections painful, but they could compromise dental implants if you have them. If you have a partial, you could still develop cavities in your remaining teeth. During these appointments, Dr. Harder can evaluate your mouth and stop any potential oral health problems in their tracks.

How Do I Get Used to Eating While Wearing Dentures?

It may take a few weeks to grow accustomed to eating with dentures. In the beginning, try cutting your food into tiny, bite-sized chunks to make it easier to chew. To prevent your dentures from coming loose, apply even chewing force with both sides of your mouth. Applying a little bit of denture adhesive may also help to keep them in place.

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