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West End Dental Inc Reopening
West End Dental is excited to begin seeing patients safely. These are unprecedented times, and we want to reassure you that we have taken every precaution to ensure your safety and wellbeing during your visit.

•  Taking temperatures and pulse oximetry measurements of every patient and caregiver before they enter our clinic.
•  Screening each person entering the building for any symptoms and redirecting them if symptoms are present.
•  Modifying our waiting rooms and how we deliver care to honor social distancing.
•  All caregivers will be masked as well as patients anytime they are not receiving treatment.
•  Increased cleaning procedures, frequency, and improved products for cleaning
•  We also request that patients please arrive as close to their appointment time as they can and that they please not bring additional persons to their appointment if possible.

We ask that you understand that our provider's time is more crucial than ever and request that you be prompt to your appointment, arriving no sooner or later than your appointment time. Understand that if you cancel your appointment less than 48 hours in advance or are more than 15 minutes late to your visit, we may charge your account a $50.00 non-refundable fee.

Thank you for choosing West End Dental. We are committed to safe, compassionate care, especially as we continue to deal with impacts of COVID-19. If you have any concerns before, during, or after you visit, please do not hesitate to make us aware of them. We are all in this together and are committed to creating a safe, compassionate and healing environment.

Dental Implants vs Dentures

Dental Implants vs dentures at West End Dental, in Portland, OR We here at West End Dental are here to restore your smile and with it your quality of life. Dental implants and dentures are two of the most common means we use for restoring teeth. To figure out which option is right for you, let us consider some for the differences between the two.

How do Dentures work?

Dentures are removable artificial teeth that replace lost teeth and tissue. Both partial dentures and complete dentures are available. Dental adhesives hold the dentures in place and allow you to chew most foods and speak normally.

Your dentures are made especially for you and resemble your normal teeth. Some people worry that dentures will make them look different. On the contrary, the change in your appearance is relatively minor, and dentures can even improve your smile and facial appearance.

Downsides of Dentures

The main drawback of dentures is that you must remove, clean, and store them every night. Moreover, your mouth can change over time, so dentures that fit perfectly today may not fit as well later on. Also, dental adhesives can lose their strength at the end of the day, causing the dentures to loosen. There are also certain foods, such as sticky foods, that cause considerable trouble if you consume them while wearing dentures.

At first, your new dentures may feel a bit uncomfortable or loose for the first few weeks until the muscles in your cheeks and tongue adjust to them. It is also common to experience soreness and increased saliva flow when you start wearing new dentures, but once your mouth adjusts to them, these problems will decrease.

Dental insurance providers usually cover the cost of dentures, either partially or entirely. Contact your insurance provider to see if they how much they will cover.

How do Dental Implants work?

Dental implants are posts made of titanium that are surgically embedded into the jawbone to replace lost teeth. Titanium is used because it integrates well with the bones in the body in a process called osseointegration.

Advantages of Dental Implants

Dental implants have many advantages. They are used to support a large variety of dental restorations. There is no need to remove them at night for storage or cleaning because they won’t come loose. You brush and floss them just like you would your normal teeth, so there’s no need to use adhesive or special toothbrushes. Because the implants don’t move or shift, you can speak and eat as you normally do.

Also, dental implants are great for your oral health. The presence of teeth stimulates your jaw, and your jaw deteriorates when you lose teeth. Dental implants are designed to stimulate the jaw and give it the ability to remain healthy and strong. Deterioration can still take place if the gap is left unfilled or if dentures are used

Questions about Dental Implants vs Dentures?

Are you wondering whether dental implants are right for you? If you have questions about dentures or dental implants, please call West End Dental at (503) 446-2957. Our professional staff is here for you.
We believe in educating patients about their treatment options and listening to their questions and concerns.
We focus on prevention so that you keep your smile healthy. We provide excellent comfortable care for all procedures.
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