What are dentures?

Are you embarrassed by your smile because of missing teeth? Do you want an affordable, removable option to replace them? Then consider dentures as one of your replacement options. Dentures in Ellensburg, Washington are prosthetic teeth attached to a pink or gum-colored base. There are two main types of dentures, full dentures and partial dentures. Full or complete dentures replace all of the teeth located in either the upper or lower arch, or both. Partial dentures are used when you still have natural teeth remaining. They are often supported by metal framework. Drs. Packard and Packard, our skilled dentists, will work with you to determine which type of denture will work best for your smile.

How are dentures made?

Dentures are made after several visits to our office and a 3-6 week waiting period. While we work hard to custom make your dentures in a timely manner, it is important to allow your gums to heal completely before wearing dentures consistently. To make dentures, our skilled team at Creekside Dental Ellensburg will:

  • Take a series of impressions of your jaw and smile
  • Create temporary molds and patterns for you to try so our team can assess fit, color, and shape
  • Cast the final denture
  • Make adjustments as necessary

If you are interested in learning more about dentures, we invite you to contact our dental office today.