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Who is a Candidate for Dentures

denture imageIf you struggle to enjoy your favorite foods because of missing teeth, you may want to consider dentures as a solution. Dentures are prosthetics designed and manufactured to replace missing, damaged, or decayed teeth. They can be a great way for patients to restore the fullness of their smiles and make it easier for them to enjoy the foods they love most.

At Gresham Dental Excellence, we understand that missing teeth can cause discomfort and can affect your oral health and appearance. Our experienced team work with each patient to create customized dentures that fit comfortably and look natural.

Who is a Candidate for Dentures?

Candidates for dentures include individuals who have lost some or all of their teeth due to injury, decay, or gum disease. They may also be suitable for individuals with additional dental problems requiring a full-mouth extraction and replacement.

Dentures can also help people with difficulty chewing or speaking and those who want to improve their appearance and smile. At Gresham Dental Excellence, our dentists can help you determine if dentures are the right option for you.

What Factors Can Influence Candidacy for Dentures?

There following factors can influence candidacy for dentures:
•  Dentures may be recommended for individuals who have lost some or all of their teeth. The extent of tooth loss can impact whether partial or full dentures are recommended.
•  Candidates for dentures should be in good overall health. Individuals with certain medical conditions, such as uncontrolled diabetes, may not be good candidates for dentures.
•  Adequate jawbone density is necessary to support dentures. Individuals with significant jawbone loss may require additional treatments, such as bone grafting, before getting dentures.
•  Good oral health is essential for successful denture treatment. Any existing oral health issues, such as gum disease or tooth decay, will need to be addressed before dentures can be placed.
•  The cost of dentures can vary based on several factors, including the type of denture, the materials used, and any post-treatment care needed. Financial considerations may impact candidacy for denture treatment.
At Gresham Dental Excellence, you can discuss all of these factors with our expert team, and we will guide you as per your requirements and conditions.

What is the Procedure for Getting Dentures?

The process of getting dentures can vary depending on your condition. However, getting dentures typically involves the following steps:
•  Consultation with our dental professional. During the consultation, our professional will evaluate your oral health.
•  X-rays and impressions of your teeth and gums will be taken to ensure the dentures fit properly.
•  If necessary, any remaining teeth will be extracted to prepare for the dentures. The gums will also be prepared for the dentures by removing any diseased or damaged tissue.
•  Once the gums have healed, the dentures will be fabricated based on the impressions taken during the consultation. Our dental professional will then fit the dentures to ensure they are comfortable and fit properly.
•  You will need to schedule follow-up appointments with our dentist to ensure that the dentures are functioning properly and that there are no issues with the fit.

Getting dentures can be lengthy, but it is well worth it for those who want to restore their smile and improve their oral health. If you're interested in finding out if you're a candidate for dentures, contact Gresham Dental Excellence today at (971) 431-7292 to set up a consultation.
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