Dentures Specialist

Smile Now Dental

Thomas Pham, DMD

General and Cosmetic Dentistry located in Arlington, WA

Custom dentures aren't just a set of replacement teeth. They're a path toward freedom, offering you the opportunity to smile, chew, and speak with confidence. The team at Smile Now® Dental is skilled in the art of fitting and making dentures. Located in Arlington, Tacoma, and Spanaway, Washington, the professional team can help you look and feel like yourself again with the right denture option for your needs. Call today or schedule your consultation online.

Dentures Q & A

What are the different types of dentures?

Smile Now Dental's cosmetic dentists and licensed denturists offer a range of denture options for patients of all ages. From the preliminary consultation to the completed dentures, or a later denture relining or repair, you can trust this expert team to deliver nothing but the best. You have multiple denture options to choose from, including:

  • Metal framework partial dentures
  • Acrylic partial dentures
  • Dental implants and crowns
  • Denture relines
  • Soft denture liners
  • Implant-supported dentures

Along the way, your denturist can modify the fit of your dentures and make changes to ensure that your final smile is one you adore.

Should I get immediate dentures?

If you’ve lost your teeth as a result of illness, decay, or injury, and need full dentures, you may be a good candidate for immediate dentures. Immediate dentures offer you the benefit and convenience of never having to be without teeth. One thing to consider, however, is that immediate dentures need to be regularly relined. Relining helps ensure a comfortable, precise fit as your mouth heals from the loss of your natural teeth and the transition to dentures.

Are partial dentures a better choice for me?

Removable partial dentures with a metal frame are the most common type of partial dentures. If you're a suitable candidate, The rigid metal frame provides sturdy support for chewing, particularly when you're missing molars. No dental adhesives are required. The metal frame anchors to existing natural teeth to keep the dentures in place.

Acrylic partial dentures are another option. On the one hand, they tend to be cheaper than metal partials, but on the other hand, they don't last as long. They are typically used to replace front teeth as a temporary solution while the dentist constructs permanent partials or bridges.

If you’d like to learn more about your denture options, call Smile Now Dental or schedule your denture consultation online today.