Comfortable DenturesIn Gig Harbor, WA

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The Different Types of Dentures

Partial & Full Dentures

When most people think of dentures, a picture of a traditional set of full dentures comes to mind — a removable set of teeth to replace complete tooth loss. These traditional full dentures are an affordable tooth loss solution that can allow you to eat and smile more easily.

Partial dentures are much like full dentures but are made for people who still have some teeth. They’re still fully removable, but have gaps in them to account for remaining teeth.

Implant-Supported Dentures

Implant-supported dentures use several dental implants, a revolutionary tooth replacement solution, to secure a denture in your mouth. We can either use your current dentures or create a new set for you.

To begin the process, Dr. Bloomquist will examine your oral condition and determine if you need any preparative procedures. Then, the procedure will be the same as for a single dental implant but with multiple implants for added stability.

Snap-In & Overdentures

Like implant-supported dentures, overdentures use dental implants to make sure your dentures are secure, but they can be removed for cleaning. You’ll receive multiple implants for stability and once they’ve healed, Dr. Bloomquist will show you how to put in and take out your dentures.

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Would Dentures improve your life?

Losing teeth can impact your entire life, and you may feel like you’re losing control. Dentures allow you to take back your life so you can enjoy spending time with people you love. Whether you’re fully without teeth or only partially, we have a denture solution that can elevate your quality of life.

You’re a candidate for dentures if you want to be able to eat, speak, and smile without difficulty. If you want to be able to enjoy your time with the people and activities you love, dentures can restore your abilities.

Denture Maintenance & Repair

At-home care for your dentures depends on the type of dentures you have.

For fully removable dentures, you’ll take your dentures out at the end of the day for cleaning. Lightly brush them to remove any debris, then soak them overnight in a denture solution.

If you have implant-supported dentures, care for them the same way you would clean natural teeth — simple brushing and flossing, as well as regular check-ups with your dentist are recommended.

Replacing Your Dentures

Though fully removable dentures are a tangible option for many people, our patients often prefer implant-supported dentures for their carefree advantages. You won’t have to worry about buying denture adhesive or applying it to your gums because your teeth will be permanent.

That also means they won’t slide around at all when you eat or speak. Implant-supported dentures truly feel like they could be your teeth, even having the ability to keep your jawbone strong rather than letting it wither away over time.

Frequently Asked Questions

My current pair of dentures are loose or ill-fitting, what are my options?
My dentures broke, how do I fix them?
Does my dental insurance cover dentures?
What are dentures made of?
How do I clean my dentures? How do I remove staining?
How can dental implants improve my experience with dentures?

My current pair of dentures are loose or ill-fitting, what are my options?

If you’re unhappy with the way your dentures fit, don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment with us. We can look at your dentures and identify the issue, then repair or replace them with a more suitable option.

My dentures broke, how do I fix them?

If your dentures break, first assess the damage to see how they’re broken. Then, call our office at (253) 857-4114 to let us know so we can schedule an appointment to look at them. We recommend against repairing your denture at home, and though it may be difficult, don’t use your denture until we can repair it — it could cause more harm to you.

Does my dental insurance cover dentures?

Most dental insurance plans cover at least part of the cost of dentures — to see the details of your coverage, contact your insurance company.

What are dentures made of?

Dentures can be made from a variety of materials, including acrylic, nylon, or metal. Often, the teeth are made from porcelain or acrylic resin because of their natural appearance and ability to blend in with any remaining teeth.

How do I clean my dentures? How do I remove staining?

To clean your fully removable dentures, remove them from your mouth, rinse them off, and brush them lightly with a soft-bristled toothbrush. Overnight, soak them in a denture solution.

Avoid traditional at-home whitening products, as they can damage your dentures. Instead, ask your dentist about a non-abrasive denture cleaning solution — if you’re still not satisfied, we may be able to professionally clean your dentures.

How can dental implants improve my experience with dentures?

Dental implants can be used to secure your current denture or a new denture to your jaw. We can either permanently affix your denture, or make it available to snap in and out. Either method provides a more stable bite and fewer worries throughout the day.

Restore Your
Daily Life

Losing teeth doesn’t have to mean struggling every day — dentures can give you control over your life and the ability to thrive. No matter which type of denture you choose, it’s sure to improve your life.

To learn more about how Dr. Bloomquist can help you, contact our office by calling (253) 857-4114 to speak with us or send us a message through our online contact form. We’ll be happy to speak with you about your dentures.