Are you missing most or all of your teeth? Do you wish to restore the beauty and functionality of your smile? Ask Dr. Kerry Olszewski about dentures in Mill Creek, Washington. A denture is a removable appliance that restores your smile by replacing missing teeth and tissues. Complete dentures are used when all of the teeth are missing and partial dentures are used when one or more teeth remain in the upper or lower jaw.
Immediate dentures are a type of complete dentures. Immediate dentures are prepared before any remaining teeth are removed. Because of this, the patient does not have to go without teeth for the eight to twelve-week healing period. Because the gums and tissues shrink during the healing process, immediate dentures will need several adjustments to fit during and after the healing process.
A removable partial denture is made up of replacement tooth roots and gums. This is sometimes attached to a metal framework that holds the denture in place.
A soft liner is a soft material that is placed between the denture and your oral tissues. The soft liner will absorb shock between your denture and your gums.
Feel free to contact Mill Creek General Dentistry today to learn more and to schedule an appointment with our dentist.