Dentures & Partial Dentures
Tualatin & Tigard Cosmetic & Restorative
Our highly experienced dentist Dr.
Candace Peterson and her amazing dental
team specialize in restorative
dentistry, and preventive
dental care for patients in Tualatin, OR,
including its surrounding Southwest Portland area. Committed to helping our
patients feel confident about their smile, our cosmetic and restorative dental
practice utilizes the latest in technology to ensure patients receive treatment
that will give them healthy, beautiful smiles.
Dentures And Partial Dentures
Even if you are missing teeth, you too can have a long-lasting
smile! At the office of Candace L. Peterson, DMD, we believe that every person
should feel good when they smile, so we provide a variety of cosmetic and
restorative dental solutions to fit the needs and wants of our patients.
Dentures are one of the options patients have for missing teeth.
A denture is a removable dental appliance that replaces missing teeth and their
surrounding tissue. They are made to closely resemble your natural teeth and
even enhance your smile!
Our restorative dental practice offers two types of dentures: partial
and complete dentures. Dr. Peterson provides partial dentures to
patients who still have some natural teeth left. A partial denture not only
fills in the spaces created by missing teeth, it prevents other teeth from
shifting; however, if a patient no longer has any teeth left, then complete
dentures will be used. A complete denture will either be conventional or immediate.
denture is made after the teeth have been removed and the gum tissue has
healed, which usually takes between four to six weeks. During this time
the patient will go without teeth.
Immediate dentures are made in advance and immediately placed after the
teeth are removed, thus preventing the patient from having to be without teeth
during the healing process. Once the tissues shrink and heal, adjustments
will have to be made. Dr. Peterson may recommend implant-supported
dentures in some cases for additional stability.
Dentures are very durable appliances and will last many years;
however, because of normal wear, they may have to be remade, repaired, or
readjusted at our Tualatin dental office.
Why Dental Patients Choose Dentures
There are many reasons why a patient
may need dentures. Many patients who visit Dr. Peterson receive denture
treatment mainly for the following reasons:
- Loss of all teeth in an arch which calls for Complete Denture care
- Loss of several teeth in an arch which calls for Partial Denture care
- Enhancing smile and facial tissues.
- Improving chewing, speech, and digestion.
What Does Getting Dentures Involve?
The process of getting dentures requires several appointments
with Dr. Peterson, which usually takes several weeks. Highly accurate
impressions, or molds, and measurements are taken by Dr. Peterson and used to
create your custom denture. Several “try-in” appointments at our office may be
necessary to ensure proper shape, color, and fit. At your final appointment,
Dr. Peterson will precisely adjust and place the completed denture to ensure a natural
and comfortable fit.
Please note that it is normal to experience increased saliva
flow, some soreness, and possible speech and chewing difficulty; however, this
will subside as your muscles and tissues get used to the new dentures.
Dr. Peterson will give you care instructions for your new
dentures. Proper cleaning of your new dental appliance, good oral
hygiene, and regular dental visits at
our Tualatin office will aid in maximizing the lifespan of your new
Your Tualatin & Tigard Area Restorative Dentist
Thank you for choosing the office of Candace L. Peterson, DMD as
your family, cosmetic and restorative dentistry. If you have any questions or would like to schedule
an appointment, please do not hesitate to contact
us at (503) 691-9046. One of our
friendly team members will gladly answer your questions and help you book an
appointment. We look forward to your visit!