Same-Day Dentures Forest Grove OR

Dentures are a dental appliance that replaces missing teeth, improves chewing and speech, and provides support for facial muscles and structures. They are available in complete and partial styles. They can also be attached to dental implants to increase stability and reduce shifting or loosening.

Our dentists are happy to evaluate your oral health and discuss your options for replacing missing teeth, including the benefits of a custom fitted denture. We will take highly accurate impressions of your mouth and may schedule several “try-in” appointments to ensure the best fit, appearance and comfort. Dentures are an affordable option for patients with missing teeth and can be completed in a fraction of the time it takes to complete dental implants.

A complete or full denture is an appliance made of acrylic plastic that replaces natural teeth. They can be fabricated two ways: conventional full dentures are made after all teeth have been removed and the gum tissue has healed, leaving the patient without any teeth; or immediate or implant-supported full dentures, which are inserted prior to having your remaining teeth extracted. An upper denture is usually flesh colored and covers the palate roof of the mouth. The lower denture is shaped like a horseshoe to leave room for your tongue.

When you get a new denture, it will feel uncomfortable at first as the gums and muscles adjust to the change in force on them. This is normal, and can be minimized by following the care instructions for your denture and maintaining regular visits to your dentist.

It is important to brush your dentures at least twice a day, using the same techniques as you would with natural teeth. The use of a denture cleaning solution can help remove plaque and food particles, keeping your gums clean and your dentures in good shape. You should also remove your dentures at night to give them a chance to air out and avoid irritation.

During your visit, we will provide you with instructions for maintaining and caring for your dentures and answer any questions you may have. We recommend that you schedule a follow-up appointment a few weeks after getting your dentures to make sure they are fitting correctly and to address any issues, such as soreness or discomfort.

There are a number of factors that can affect the cost of same-day Dentures Forest Grove OR, including whether or not any preliminary procedures such as tooth extractions are necessary. During your consultation, we will discuss the anticipated costs and verify your insurance coverage to determine any out-of-pocket expenses.

If you do not have dental insurance, there are a variety of community programs that offer free or low-cost dental care in Forest Grove OR. These include federally funded community dental centers, medical insurance programs such as Medicare, and state-run programs that provide dental cleanings, free dentures, or partial dentures to seniors or people with certain disabilities. To find out if you are eligible for one of these programs, please contact the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services at 1-800-MEDICARE or visit their website.