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Dentures – Everett, WA

Lost Your Smile? You Can Get It Back!

Older woman gently touching chin; smiling with dentures in Everett, WA

After losing an entire row of teeth or being told that the last of your teeth need to be extracted, you might start dreading a future of being unable to eat most foods or speak in a way that others can understand. But your smile doesn’t have to stay incomplete or empty forever. With full or partial dentures personalized by Dr. Kaopua, you can enjoy an attractive, functioning grin again. The first step to enjoying a full set of teeth again is to call and set up a consultation with us.

Why Choose Albright Family Dental for Dentures?

  • Partnered with High Quality Dental Labs
  • State-of-the-Art Dental Technology
  • Dentist Experienced with Restorations

Types of Dentures

Female dentist holding a pair of dentures

A denture is made of prosthetic teeth attached to a plastic gum-colored base. Different kinds of dentures are available depending on individual patient needs and preferences.

  • Partial Dentures: If you have multiple missing teeth, partial dentures can fill in the gaps without needing to remove the rest of the arch. Metal clasps are used to attach the dentures to your natural teeth for added stability.
  • Full Dentures: Traditional full dentures remain as useful as ever for replacing entire rows of teeth. Modern techniques have made full dentures even more comfortable, and they can be designed to fit securely on your unique gumline.
  • Implant Dentures: We can anchor dentures to dental implants so that you can continue to enjoy the benefits of teeth supported by roots that have integrated with the jawbone.

Benefits of Dentures

Older man with silver hair outside and smiling

Partial dentures and full dentures are both highly affordable ways to replace your teeth after extensive tooth loss. They can be designed and placed relatively quickly compared to other restorations. Once they’re in place, your diet options will expand, and you’ll have a natural-looking smile that you don’t have to be shy about showing to the world. Partial dentures will stop the remaining teeth from shifting out of place and weakening as a result; they’ll also make sure that the forces of the bite continue to be evenly distributed. Full dentures can provide support to facial structures that have collapsed without your teeth.

Implants can make dentures even more stable and reliable, and they’ll let you eat virtually any food comfortably. They can also last for a very long time – normally decades – while only requiring minimal maintenance in the form of regular brushing, flossing, and checkups.

Tips for Day-to-Day Use

Rinsing dentures and toothbrush under the sink

  • Never let your dentures dry out. When you take them out at night, be sure to soak them in a denture cleansing solution. Dry dentures could easily fracture.
  • Brush your dentures on a regular basis. Don’t forget to brush the gums as well; bacteria can still build up in the space between the dentures and the tissue.
  • Take the time to practice speaking with dentures; when you’re first getting used to them, it helps to repeat words that you have trouble pronouncing.
  • If your dentures slip out of place, gently bite down and swallow.

Denture FAQs

Senior woman in denim jacket smiling with dentures in Everett, WA

If this is your first time getting dentures, chances are that you’re currently struggling with the mental toll that often comes with extensive tooth loss, which in turn can make the process of getting new teeth stressful. To make things easier for you, our team is ready to answer any questions you might have about dentures in Everett. If you can’t find what you’re looking for among the FAQs below, please give our team a call so that we can address your specific concerns.

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How Long Will I Have to Wait to Get Dentures After Having My Teeth Pulled?

The normal wait time between having your teeth extracted and receiving dentures is between six to eight weeks. The exact amount of time can vary quite a bit depending on a few factors, such as how many teeth needed to be removed.

The reason for the delay is that it takes time for your gums to heal properly, and we want to make sure your mouth has fully recovered before we give you your new teeth. There are cases where you might be able to get a denture on the same day as your tooth extraction, but because the shape of your jawbone will likely change during the healing process, you’ll need to switch your denture out for a new one later.

Does Getting Dentures Hurt?

You may experience some soreness after having your teeth removed. Make sure you’re taking your prescribed pain medication as directed to manage your discomfort. As for the actual dentures themselves, they might irritate your gums at first, but this will fade as your mouth adjusts to your new teeth. The adjustment process can take several months, but if the discomfort seems to be growing worse over time, let us know immediately.

Can I Sleep with My Dentures?

The simple answer is yes, you can. However, it’s generally better to take your dentures out before you go to bed. Your gum tissue and jawbone have been enduring the pressure of supporting your dentures all day; taking your teeth out will give your oral structures a chance to recover. When you take out your dentures, you can soak them in a glass of denture cleaning solution. This will prevent them from drying out while also getting rid of any bacteria that might have accumulated on your restoration.

Will It Be Hard to Talk with Dentures?

It will take some time to get used to speaking with dentures. Your mouth was previously accustomed to speaking with your natural teeth, so it will need time to relearn the proper movements to make with your new teeth. During the first few weeks, you may notice a slight lisp in your speech, and you might muffle your words on occasion. To help your mouth adjust to dentures faster, you can practice reading out loud to yourself and repeating any words that are giving you trouble. You can also try stabilizing your dentures with a small amount of adhesive; this can make your speech a bit clearer by ensuring that your teeth stay in place while you’re talking.