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General Dentistry & Emergency Dentists located in Graham, WA

Dentures services offered in Graham, WA

Losing many of your teeth, or even just a few, is distressing no matter how it happens, but dentures can restore your smile. At Frontier Family Dental in Graham, Washington, experienced dentist Seung Jae (David) Joung, DMD, can create your custom set of full or partial dentures. You might also have the option to get All-on-4® dentures, which use implants for support. Call Frontier Family Dental or schedule an appointment online for more information on dentures today.  

What are dentures?

Dentures are custom devices that can restore your full, healthy-looking smile. They include a false gum component, but their primary purpose is to replace your missing teeth. Your dentist makes sure your dentures make your smile look natural but even better than before you lost your teeth. 

Depending on your needs, Frontier Family Dental can give you:

Full dentures

Full dentures replace every single one of your teeth. You might need a few extractions if you still have a few of your natural teeth left before you get full dentures. 

Partial dentures

Partial dentures allow you to keep the healthy teeth you still have while replacing the teeth that are missing. They use a metal frame to hold onto your natural teeth. 

How should I take care of my dentures?

Following your dentist’s instructions for denture care ensures that you won’t prematurely damage your dentures and need replacements. Proper denture care also minimizes bacteria in your mouth so you don’t experience problems like gum disease. 

To take care of your dentures, you should:

  • Handle them over a sink full of water or some sort of cushioning, like a towel
  • Brush them daily using a soft-bristled toothbrush
  • Rinse them off after you eat
  • Use a denture cleanser rather than toothpaste on your dentures
  • Keep them submerged in cleaner or water when you’re not wearing them
  • Brush your gums, tongue, and any remaining teeth every day

If your dentures break or suddenly feel like they don’t fit correctly, contact Frontier Family Dental for an appointment immediately. 

What are All-on-4® dentures?

All-on-4 dentures are a type of denture that eliminates some of the downsides of having dentures, like using denture adhesive or denture slipping. They feel like your natural teeth and function like them too because they’re supported by four evenly-spaced dental implants. 

Dental implants act as artificial tooth roots, but getting a lot of them can weaken your jawbone. With All-on-4, you have a limited number of dental implants that offer plenty of support to your restoration. Just like getting individual implants, it’s possible you’ll need a bone graft to make sure your jawbone is strong enough for the implants. 

Call Frontier Family Dental or schedule an appointment online for more information on custom dentures today.