Family & General Dentistry & Orthodontics located in University Place, WA

Dentures services offered in University Place, WA

If you’ve lost some, most, or all of your teeth, there’s no need to lose hope. The dental professionals at University Place Smiles can give your smile a second chance with beautiful, natural-looking dentures. Schedule a consultation at their state-of-the-art clinic in University Place, Washington, by calling the office or making an appointment online today.

Dentures Q&A

What are dentures?

Dentures are a reliable means of restoring your smile if you’ve lost some or all of your teeth. They’re made up of a gum-colored base that supports a set of artificial teeth and can either be removable or permanently fixed in your mouth.

The artificial teeth in dentures are made from the highest quality porcelain, which has a similar color and sheen as natural tooth enamel. That means that your dentures will give you a new smile that looks both beautiful and natural. 

Why should I get dentures?

Dentures are more than just artificial teeth –– they’re a means for reclaiming your smile and offer a variety of benefits, including:

  • Improved ability to chew your food
  • Easier time speaking properly
  • Increased confidence and self-esteem

Dentures also make it easier for you to laugh and smile again, which can add enjoyment to your day-to-day activities and improve your quality of life.

Are there different types of dentures?

University Place Smiles offers several types of dentures:

Full versus partial dentures

Full dentures replace all of the teeth in either your upper jaw, lower jaw, or both. If you want to get full dentures but still have some teeth remaining in your smile, you can get extractions to make room.

Partial dentures replace one or more teeth that are missing from your smile. The base of partial dentures is custom-designed so that there are holes or openings where you still have natural teeth. When you wear your partial dentures, your natural teeth and your artificial teeth work side-by-side.

Traditional versus implant-supported dentures

Traditional dentures attach over your gums using suction or an adhesive mechanism. They’re removable, easy to use, and custom-built to provide you with optimized comfort, occlusion, and function. 

Implant-supported dentures are held in place by dental implants, which are small posts that your dentist strategically inserts into your jawbone. Implant-supported dentures are a permanent replacement for your teeth and can help protect your bone structure and keep your jawbone healthy and strong.

Whichever type of dentures you choose, the team at University Place Smiles offers impeccable service and delivers exceptional results. They can make their dentures digitally, using intraoral scanners for your impressions, giving you a more comfortable experience and more accurately fitting dentures.

Schedule your dentures consultation with University Place Smiles by calling the office or booking a visit online today.