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Dentures are normally associated with the elderly, but they can be useful for others as well. In fact, anyone who is missing teeth can benefit from using dentures. Fortunately, great strides have been made in recent years, leading to much more effective dentures. Do you know what the benefits of dentures actually are?

Having dentures can improve the look and feel of your mouth. Also, eating will be much easier since you’ll have a tooth where you didn’t before. Missing teeth will also affect the way you’re speaking voice sounds. Dentures can help make your words more understandable. Lastly, dentures are one of the most cost-effective options for missing teeth.

There are three different kinds of dentures. Conventional full dentures are placed after the rest of your teeth are removed and your gum tissue has healed. Another option is immediate full dentures, which are inserted immediately after your teeth are removed. Finally, you could choose partial dentures. These rest on metal frameworks that attach to your natural teeth.

Luckily, there are a few things you may consider doing to keep your dentures for as long as possible. Dentures can last for many years, but you may need to do a few things to keep your dentures healthy and strong. For instance, please remember to store your dentures in water or in a cleanser soak when you aren’t wearing them. You should also remember to brush your dentures.

If you think you may be a candidate for dentures, we can help. Our dentist, Dr. Obiora E. Nkwonta, will examine your mouth and help determine if dentures are right for you. To schedule an appointment with us, please call Rainier Dental Center at 206.329.1100. We look forward to hearing from you.