Factors to Consider as You Decide Which Type of Dentures Are Right for You

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Factors to Consider as You Decide Which Type of Dentures Are Right for You

Dentures have come a long way since their inception. The earliest civilizations made primitive sets of false teeth from whatever they could find: animal teeth, shells, bones, and wood. 

These days, you have more options than you may realize. Depending on your needs, you can choose from:

Looking at that list may make the denture process seem daunting, but you don’t have to go through it alone. 

Here, Jason Alsbury, LD, and our team at Apex Denture Studio offer a quick checklist of things to consider when dentures are on your horizon so you can come to your appointment prepared to discuss your options. 

How many teeth are you missing?

The number of teeth you’re missing is one of the primary factors that drives your denture treatment plan. 

If you’re only missing a few teeth, partial dentures (cast or flexible) are likely your best option, as they rely on your natural teeth to stay in place. 

If you’re missing an entire row of teeth, we recommend fitting you for a set of complete dentures.

Are you interested in dental implants?

Many of our patients opt for dentures plus dental implants because the implants offer increased stability and durability. 

Depending on your needs, you can get either a partial or complete set of implant-retained dentures. Implant-retained dentures are still removable for cleaning at night, but they won’t slip and slide during the day when you chew and speak. 

What are you comfortable with?

You may have heard horror stories from friends and family about ill-fitting dentures that pop out unexpectedly, but you don’t have to worry about that at Apex Denture Studio because we ensure a perfect fit and offer multiple options. 

Implant-retained dentures are among the most stable dentures; flexible partial dentures are pliable for ultimate comfort, and cast partial dentures are made of lightweight, ultra-durable materials to allow them to conform perfectly to your mouth. 

Talk to us about your concerns and questions regarding the fit of your dentures, and we’ll direct you toward the most comfortable options.

Did you just have dental work done?

We recommend interim dentures for our patients who’ve just undergone tooth extraction, dental implant surgery, or other procedures. As the name suggests, you wear these temporary dentures while you wait for your mouth to heal and your final set of dentures to arrive. 

Now that you know the basics, it’s time to schedule your official consultation. Call our friendly staff at 509-204-8305 in Yakima or Richland, Washington, or use our online booking tool to schedule an appointment