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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.

Full and Partial Dentures

Woman happy with her dentures at West End Dental, in Portland, OR Your teeth play many important roles in your mouth. They are responsible for biting and chewing. The teeth help you to speak properly. They also play an integral role in the appearance of your smile. When you suffer tooth loss, all of these functions and more are affected. The more teeth you lose, the more significant the effects become. At West End Dental, we can replace an entire arch of missing teeth, or sections of missing teeth, with full or partial dentures.

What Causes Tooth Loss?

There are several issues that can result in tooth loss. These issues include:
•  Facial trauma, such as a car accident, a sports-related injury, or a fall.
•  Gum disease.
•  Significant tooth decay.
•  Bruxism.

What are Dentures?

Dentures are the traditional restoration used to replace missing teeth. They have been in use for a few hundred years. During their use, they have undergone numerous changes and improvements, all designed to help improve their fit and functionality, as well as their appearance. The dentures we use today are a vast improvement on older types of dentures, including those used just a few decades ago. The materials we use to make dentures now provide you with a much more realistic, much less bulky restoration. Dentures are a removable prosthesis. They consist of acrylic resin teeth that are set into an acrylic, gum-colored base. The teeth are designed to look exactly like real teeth, and the base is made to more effectively blend in with your natural gums. The base sits directly on your gum tissue, relying on the tissue, and the underlying ridge, for support.

Full Vs. Partial Dentures

When most people think of dentures, they often think of full dentures; a restoration used to replace an entire arch of missing teeth. This type of denture can be used to replace the top arch of teeth, the bottom arch, or even both. Before your denture is made, any unhealthy teeth remaining in the arch need to be extracted. Once the teeth have been removed, an impression of the arch is taken. The impression is used to design and create your custom denture

A partial denture, on the other hand, is designed to replace a section of missing teeth. With this type of denture, your healthy teeth do not need to be extracted. Partial dentures are also made from an impression of your mouth. These types of dentures also have metal clasps, which attach to adjacent teeth. These clasps are designed to provide your partial denture with additional support.

Caring for Your Dentures

No matter if you have a full denture or a partial denture, it is important that you take proper care of your restoration. Dentures need to be cleaned every night and left out of your mouth to soak while you sleep. Before removing your denture, lay down a towel or fill your sink with water. After removing your denture, brush it gently with a soft-bristled toothbrush and denture cleaning paste or soap and water. Do not use toothpaste. Once you have finished brushing your denture, leave it to soak in a denture cleaning solution. Finally, brush the rest of your teeth and your gums. Taking care of your dentures, and your mouth is essential for avoiding serious oral health issues, including gum disease.

Both full and partial dentures can help to replace missing teeth, restoring the functions of your mouth and your quality of life. Call West End Dental today at (503) 446-2957 to learn more and schedule your appointment today.
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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