dentures1Complete dentures are what most people think of when they imagine dentures and are used to replace all of the teeth in your smile. Complete dentures consist of false teeth attached to a gum-colored base that fits snugly over your gums, often with the aid of denture adhesive. Complete dentures in Everett, Washington, can be either “conventional” or “immediate.”

Conventional dentures are a style of complete dentures where the denture is created and fitted after the teeth have been removed and the gums have healed. This allows the mouth to adjust completely and allows Dr. Shuichi Yamaguchi to make the dentures only once. The downside to conventional dentures is that the mouth does take a while to heal, and during that time the patient will be without teeth. Made after the teeth have been removed and the gum tissue has begun to heal, a conventional denture is ready for placement in the mouth about eight to twelve weeks after the teeth have been removed.

Immediate dentures are an alternative to conventional dentures, and, as the name suggests, these dentures are available right after the teeth have been removed. This provides the patient with a functional set of teeth right away so normal function can be resumed as quickly as possible, preventing the embarrassment of missing teeth. However, immediate dentures will need to be adjusted as your bone and smile heals.

Come to 19th Avenue Dental today to learn more about Dr. Shuichi Yamaguchi’s great skill with complete dentures.