Dentures

A denture, or a complete denture as it is often called, is an appliance that is inserted in the mouth, replaces natural teeth and provides support for the cheeks and lips.

For more information about Dentures or to schedule a consult with Dr. Johns, please use our Appointment form or call our office in Puyallup, WA at Johns Family & Cosmetic Dentistry Office in Puyallup WA Phone Number 253-848-3723.

Please also read denture testimonials from our patients below!

Most dentures are made of acrylic and can be fabricated in different ways.

  • A conventional denture is made after all teeth have been extracted and the tissues (gums) have healed.
  • An immediate denture is fabricated and inserted immediately after the teeth are extracted and the tissues are allowed to heal under the denture.
  • An upper denture has acrylic, usually flesh colored, that covers the palate (roof of the mouth).
  • A lower denture is shaped like a horseshoe to leave room for the tongue.

The teeth are made of plastic, porcelain or a combination thereof. Dentures can be fabricated to fit over endodontically treated teeth and a complete denture can be attached to dental implants to allow for a more secure fit of the appliance.

Dentures over a normal course of time will wear and need to be replaced or relined to keep the jaw alignment normal. The alignment will slowly change as the bone and gum ridges recede or shrink due to the extraction of the teeth. Regular dental examinations are still important for the denture wearer so that the oral tissues can be checked for disease or change.

Patient Reviews: Dentures

Please read testimonials from our patients, below. If you wish to share your own experience with Johns Family Dentistry, visit our Write a Review page.

If you have any further questions about dentures, or wish to schedule an appointment or exam, please call our office: Johns Family & Cosmetic Dentistry Office in Puyallup WA Phone Number 253-848-3723.



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