Full & Partial Dentures & Dental Bridges
in Washington and Oregon

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Modern dentures are not something to be dreaded. You can expect your dentures from Optima Dental Spa to be both natural looking and comfortable. Our practitioners take extra care from start to finish to ensure that your dentures are a great fit for your facial features and personality. Dentures are created in Optima Dental Spa’s on-site laboratory by a skilled ceramist using the highest quality materials.

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Types of Dentures at
Optima Dental Spa

The type of denture you choose will be determined by your individual circumstances. Dentures are definitely not a “one-size-fits-all” appliance. Depending on the number of teeth you are missing, you may want to consider a full or partial denture or a dental bridge. Each option will make it easier for you to speak clearly, eat with pleasure, and smile with confidence again.

A full denture replaces all of the teeth in either the upper or lower dental arch. It can be kept in place by dental adhesive or attached to dental implants. We take impressions of your mouth to make sure that your denture will be stable, secure and comfortable. Before your final denture is created, you’ll have the opportunity to try on a wax model to make sure you are happy with the result.

A partial denture is desirable when some of your natural teeth are still strong but you are missing two or more teeth in row. They can either be connected to remaining stable teeth with clasps or kept in place with strong dental adhesive. Partial dentures can replace teeth on either the upper or lower arch.

Another option to consider if you are missing a string of teeth is a dental bridge. This is like a partial denture except that it isn’t removable. The bridge is anchored on each end with dental implants which keep it in place. The dental implants are topped with crowns and function just like natural teeth. Dental bridges are an extremely long-lasting restoration.

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Advantages of Implant-Supported
Dentures & Bridges

There are a number of advantages to implant-supported restorations that make it worth waiting a little longer for your new smile. Because surgery is required to implant the posts used to support your bridge or denture, extra time is required for healing. However, implant-supported dentures will not need to rest on your jawbone or be held in place with adhesive so they never slip around. This makes chewing and speaking feel even more natural. Another big plus for implants is the way they stimulate bone growth which in turn supports your facial muscles and maintains the natural shape of your face. Finally, implants are extremely long lasting which makes the upfront cost a good investment in your smile.

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Consultation

With so many choices, it’s good to have advice from an experienced professional. If you are missing a string of teeth, come see us for a consultation. We’ll provide you with the best options to choose from depending on your individual needs and budget.

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