Dentures Seattle

Dentures Seattle

Dentures

People lose teeth for many reasons. Often periodontal disease, decay or injuries cause teeth to fall out. Replacing missing teeth is necessary to maintain your health and appearance. With dentures there are various types of prosthetics to choose from. Your dentist in Seattle will go over them with you.

Timothy J. Butson, DMD, MSD is an expert in dentures. As a prosthodontist, he specializes in creating prosthetic teeth, dentures and supporting dental technologies that help patients regain their ability to chew easily, speak with clarity and smile with confidence. If you no longer have most or all of your natural teeth we offer smart dentures solutions to consider.

Traditional Dentures Seattle

Traditional dentures are supported by the surrounding hard and soft tissues of the mouth and are removable. There are two main traditional dentures technologies; the mandibular arch dentures and the maxillary arch dentures. The mandible is the bone that supports the teeth on the bottom of your mouth. The maxilla is the bone that holds the teeth at the top of your mouth. Together these bones create the largest and most powerful structure of your face. When a dentist or prosthodontist creates your dentures he and his lab design them specifically for which bone they will be placed upon and for optimum function within the soft and hard tissues of the mandible and maxilla.

Implant Supported Dentures Seattle

Dentures Seattle WAMany people who wear dentures are transitioning to implant supported dentures because of the many advantages they offer. Dental implants and implant supported dentures Seattle provide most patients with superior chewing function and are more attractive in appearance. With implant supported dentures, your dentures snaps onto two or more implant fixtures that are placed in your jawbone. This minimizes slippage of dentures and allows for greater strength and function. Implant supported dentures are well-reputed for supporting bone structure and maintaining strength. With implant supported dentures Seattle, most patients experience little or no long term discomfort.

To begin the implant supported dentures process two or more implants are placed within the jaw bone. Some healing time is required so the implant can bond to the bone. During the healing process you can wear your traditional dentures. Once the implant placements are ready, we uncover each implant and creates a new set of dentures specifically for your mouth. The new dentures snap onto the implants and function much like natural teeth.

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