Like other industries, modern dentistry has benefited from a range of new technologies and techniques to rebuild teeth. Some of these exciting technologies include bridges and dentures that replace teeth from the “root up.” The implant itself functions as a tooth root to stabilize the artificial, overlying teeth in the jaw. However, well-planned and precision-fitted dentures at Kingsgate Dental Clinic of Kirkland, WA, remain a tried-and-true way to replace several teeth or a mouthful of missing teeth.
Some of the most common complaints associated with conventional dentures can be avoided from the get-go with expert preparation and exacting planning. For instance, dentures that slide around and result in painful sores do not conform well to the contours of your mouth. Likewise, ill-fitting dentures also cause embarrassing slip-ups when you laugh or speak. They can hamper your ability to eat food comfortably. You may avoid foods that you once enjoyed. Do not blame the denture; blame the fit!
Additionally, earlier-generation dentures may have looked fake. For example, consider overly white, plastic-y “false teeth.” Dr. Ann Kelley minds even the smallest details to assure you are happy with your new teeth and gums' shape and color. We do not cut corners on the quality of materials or the steps involved in designing your smile.
We employ painstaking methods to measure and plan how new teeth will fit together when you bite down. We will also consider the teeth' optimal size to best complement and support the lips, facial tissues, and other oral structures. Dr. Kelley also accounts for other aspects of your life, including your budget and lifestyle, to develop a best-suited treatment plan for your needs and goals. Since every patient is so different, she is also pleased to offer various options to restore natural appearance, comfort, and healthy function:
Dr. Kelley’s patients may even opt to “modernize” or retrofit their existing dentures with implants. To schedule an appointment at our office to find out the best option to rebuild your smile. Call (425) 385-0080.