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Image of dentures and lab models of dentures, at Alder Dental in Vancouver, WA.

Vancouver, WA

At Alder Dental, we are able to replace many or all of your teeth with dentures. Dr. Alder is happy to discuss the many options available to you when you have few or no remaining healthy teeth. Dentures are a big deal, a life changing decision. We can make it easier.

To improve the fit and feel, you will want a base to attach the dentures to. Without it dentures can be an uncomfortable change. Dentures will never feel like your own teeth, but we can help you be comfortable and provide the function needed. Ask about the options available, including All-on-4 and implant anchored dentures.

What exactly are dentures?

Dentures are a prosthesis consisting of false plastic teeth set in a pink base made to mimic your gums. Traditionally, they were designed to be held in place with an over the counter adhesive. This type of denture is removable. Dentures allow the patient to regain ability to eat and speak, though it will take some practice and patience. Full dentures provide more benefits than having no teeth, but they will never feel like natural teeth. You will have to use a certain amount of caution with the variety of foods that you are able to eat. Learning how to navigate your new dentures is a difficult transition.

Ask Dr. Alder about implant anchored dentures. By attaching your dentures to a strong post, it will offer you significantly more freedom and comfort.

What are implant anchored dentures?

By anchoring your dentures to dental implants, we are able to provide you much more comfort. Implants are posts that are attached to your jaw, providing a very strong base. For you, this means that your dentures are placed permanently, no adhesives, no worries. You may even find yourself forgetting that you have dentures.

We are happy to discuss dentures and the options available to you. Contact Brian Alder, DDS, at our Vancouver, WA office for more information. (360) 831-0831
3D rendering of partial dentures being placed on a lower jaw with missing back teethIf you are missing one or more teeth, dentures can help restore your smile, your ability to chew and speak, and even your confidence. At Alder Dental, we specialize in both complete and partial dentures. Regardless of which type of denture you need, your restoration will be custom-fit for effective, comfortable, and long-lasting results!

What Is a Complete Denture?

A complete denture is a removable appliance that restores a full-arch of missing teeth in the upper or lower jaw. The appliance generally consists of prosthetic teeth set in a flesh-colored acrylic base. If the denture is for the upper jaw, the base typically extends to the palate, or roof of the mouth, to provide additional support. Dentures fabricated for the lower jaw are usually shaped like a horseshoe to accommodate the tongue.

There are two types of complete dentures: conventional and immediate. Most patients in need of a complete denture usually have a few remaining teeth that require extraction. During the brief healing period following the extractions, the gum tissues may shrink or change shape. For this reason, a conventional denture is fabricated after the teeth have been removed, and the gum tissues have fully healed. This ensures a proper fit.

However, this also means that patients are without teeth during the healing period. To prevent this problem, we may recommend an immediate denture. As the name suggests, we place an immediate denture directly following your extractions. The appliance is made in advance and usually considered a temporary measure.

What Is a Partial Denture?

A partial denture is a removable appliance that restores one or more missing teeth in the upper or lower jaw. Partials offer a removable alternative to fixed bridges. The replacement teeth are typically attached to a flesh-colored base and a metal framework. The framework, usually metal clasps, attaches to the surrounding teeth for support. Some partials utilize internal "precision attachments" for more aesthetically-pleasing results. A partial designed for an upper jaw could also attach to a retainer-like component. This type of partial is often referred to as a "flipper."

Customized Fit

Dentures these days are more comfortable, durable, and effective than ever before. This is largely due to advancements in technology, materials, and techniques. While developing your treatment plan, Dr. Brian Alder will perform a thorough examination using cutting-edge diagnostic tools, such as digital x-rays, intraoral cameras, 3D imaging, and CBCT scans. The information we collect allows us to fabricate a custom-fit appliance that will look and feel great.

During the procedure, we take impressions of your gum tissues and any remaining teeth (if you need a partial). This impression will be used to create a 3D model of your mouth. Our laboratory technicians will use this model to fabricate your denture with the finest restorative materials available today. These materials ensure your denture is aesthetically-pleasing and highly durable. With the proper care and maintenance, your beautiful new denture should last for years to come!

Schedule Your Consultation Appointment

Find out if dentures are right for you! Call (360) 831-0831 to schedule your consultation appointment.

Office Hours:

Monday: By appointment
Tuesday: 8am - 5pm
Wednesday: 8am - 5pm
Thursday: 8am - 5pm
Friday: 7am - 2:30pm

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