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Full Dentures / Immediate Dentures
Denture Services Northwest, Inc. wants you to have the best denture for your dental needs and budget. That's why we offer three styles of full dentures, each style having its own distinct advantages.
- Economy Dentures As the most economical denture that we offer, this a popular choice with our patients. It is processed by our on-site lab and individually fitted for you. Your Denturist will determine the size, shape and look of the teeth, based on your needs.
- Affordable Dentures This denture features teeth that are higher quality and more natural-looking. The denture teeth are first set in a wax base so you may try them in to see how the denture will look before it is completed. You may make changes to suit you and your dental needs. After the final look is approved, the lab will custom finish your denture in the permanent acrylic base material. It's like designing your own smile!
- Custom Dentures This is the most natural-looking denture that we offer. It is made with the best denture teeth available, which are impact, wear, and stair resistant. As with the Affordable Denture, the teeth are first set in wax for you to try in and allow you to make changes. After the final look is approved, the lab will then custom finish your denture in the permanent acrylic base material. Again, it's like designing your own smile.
- Cast Metal Partial Denture This partial denture is the sturdiest, least bulky, and offers the best fit. It is fabricated using metal framework to which the on-site laboratory will attach higher grade denture teeth. This partial denture will take from two to three weeks to make.
- Acrylic Partial Denture This partial denture has an acrylic base upon which the teeth are set and attaches to natural teeth with small metal clasps. Your Denturist will show you which teeth are available to place on the denture.
- Valplast Partial Denture This is an unbreakable yet lightweight, removable partial denture that many of our patients find very comfortable. They are practically invisible, and completely eliminate the visible metal clasps. In fact, most Valplast Flexible Partials are fabricated without the use of a metal frame. Instead, they are made from a strong, durable plastic that snaps securely and comfortably into place around existing natural teeth and gums. Plus, the color, shape, and design of this partial denture blends in well with the natural appearance of gums, making them virtually invisible.
Relines / Rebase
Should you have a poor fitting denture that is still in good condition, it is possible in most cases to have a new layer of material placed in it. This allows the denture to be adjusted to fit any changes that might have occurred in your mouth. Relines can, in most cases, be completed in one day.
Softliners are a silicone-based material that is applied to the tissue side of a lower denture. Because of it's flexible nature, this material allows your denture to engage any undercuts that form in the bone structure of your lower jaw anatomy. Softliners also provide a certain level of cushion against most normal biting forces. They can be added to any style of denture, even an existing denture that may need to be relined. This is a great option for those with little bone structure remaining in their lower jaw.
Repairs can usually be completed the same day they are brought in to us. If an impression is needed, it may take a little longer. Please inquire for prices and completion time, as it varies case by case.
Night Guards/Sport Guards
Night guards are a great way to reduce the effects of grinding your teeth at night. They are made from a double-layered material to help cushion and protect your teeth while you sleep. Night guards prevent you from waking up with a sore jaw or headaches. Sports guards are made from a similar material to protect your teeth from sports-related hits and blows. Night guards will require a prescription from your dentist.
Implants / Overdentures
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots. They provide a stable foundation for a denture for someone who has lost all of their natural teeth. Holes are made into the jaw bones where the artificial roots are placed. Through the healing process, the implants integrate with the jaw. Once completely healed, an artificial top is placed into the implant containing an attachment for dentures. It is estimated that implant-supported dentures will restore nearly 90% of your chewing ability.
- Our "Custom" dentures have a lifetime* guarantee and unlimited adjustments. (*The American Dental Association considers the life of a denture to be 5 years)
- Our "Affordable" dentures have a 2-year guarantee and unlimited adjustments.
- Our "Economy" denture has unlimited adjustments.
Unlimited Adjustments include:
- Relieving sore areas in the mouth underneath denture.
- Soft temporary relines on dentures for up to 1 year.
- Adjusting and balancing occlusion (bite).
- Tooth of the denture; repair and/or replacement from falling out, chipping, or breaking.
- Acrylic fracture or breakage.
- Any other damage caused by normal use and/or cleaning.
Guarantee DOES NOT Include:
- Damages due to neglect including failure to reline within 1 year after placement of denture.
- Attempt to self-repair with super glue or any over-the-counter repair or reline kits.
- Loss of the denture, or pet damages.
- Any cast metal frame work after a period of 1 year. These frames are not produced in our lab, therefore we cannot guarantee them.
- Permanent relines are not included in our guarantee, and may be needed up to twice a year as the anatomy of the mouth changes.
The guarantee becomes invalid if:
- The oral hygiene is not thorough and sufficient, the annual examination is not carried out, in cases of decrease of the gums and bone structure, dentures are damaged due to an accident, instruction of the Denturist were not observed (for example, incorrect care of the dentures, incorrect storage and use of removable dentures), the weight of the patient changes significantly within a short period of time, the dental status of the patient changes due to a general illness, denture treatment is carried out by another Denturist/Dentist.
The American Dental Association recommends that all denture wearers receive a soft tissue exam by a Dentist at least once a year. Even if you are not experiencing any problems, other issues can occur with the tissue.