If you are missing most or all of your teeth, you may have concerns about wearing dentures. Like many patients, you may picture old fashioned, ill-fitting restorations. At Seattle’s Best Smiles, Dr. Mark Caggiano offers highly advanced restorations that can exceed your expectations.
Our dentures are made from the highest-quality materials, so they are both beautiful and durable. They are also exceptionally comfortable, and are made to fit with exacting precision over your gums or dental implants. To learn how you can benefit from our traditional or implant-supported dentures, contact our Kirkland office today.
Dr. Caggiano uses advanced techniques and works with outstanding technicians to craft your customized dentures. Prior to their fabrication, he will utilize our State of the art “digital” panoramic “or CBCT” x-ray system to obtain a comprehensive view of your entire oral structure. Then he will take detailed impressions of your gums and remaining teeth. Using these images to create your custom denture ensures that your new dentures fit comfortably and blend beautifully with your smile.
When you have a tooth extraction performed, it’s sometimes possible to get a denture on the same day. This is known as an “immediate denture.” Not every patient is a candidate for immediate dentures, due to many factors regarding the reason for the extraction and the health of the gums and bone. If you’re interested in this option, discuss it with your dentist in Kirkland before having your tooth removed.
We offer both full and partial traditional dentures in Kirkland. These restorations sit on a gum-colored plastic base, which fits over your alveolar ridge (the bone where your teeth used to be). Our dentures are made from the latest materials. They offer a lifelike sparkle, and your dentist in Kirkland will select the color that looks most natural and matches any remaining teeth.
The artificial teeth in a denture may be made of composite resin (the same material that’s used in tooth-colored fillings and dental bonding) or porcelain. These are attached to a gum-colored base, which is custom-designed to fit comfortably in your mouth.
For those who are missing all of their teeth, full dentures are one option. A full denture replaces an entire arch, so a complete set would include both an upper and a lower denture. The full denture is usually held in place through suction between the denture plate and the gum tissue, which provides enough security for many people. Denture paste can be used to provide extra adherence for your comfort and confidence.
The partial denture is held in the mouth with metal clasps that fit around the remaining natural teeth. These clasps are carefully concealed for the most natural appearance. The denture can be easily removed for cleaning and while sleeping.
At Seattle’s Best Smiles, we proudly offer advanced implant-supported dentures. These restorations are the most stable type of denture available, and provide maximum durability and protection for your oral health. Learn more about implant-supported dentures.
No matter what type of denture you select, we work tirelessly to ensure your complete satisfaction with your dentures in Kirkland. Schedule your consultation today to learn more about our state-of-the-art restorative options, and also about how sedation dentistry can help you feel relaxed and calm when you visit the dentist.
For over 25 years, Dr. Mark Caggiano, DDS has provided cosmetic and restorative dentistry in a comfortable, professional environment. Dr. Caggiano received a degree in Biology and his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from The University of Southern California. He has had extensive post-graduate training and is a member of numerous professional organizations including The American Dental Association and The International Dental Implant Association. Dr. Caggiano makes dental treatment relaxed and comfortable for patients while enhancing their oral health and beautifying their smiles.