Dentures in Sedalia, MO
If you are facing the extraction of some or all of your teeth, you might be wondering about which tooth replacement options are available to you. At Tiger Family Dental, we strive to provide our patients with the treatment options that work for their lifestyle, budget, and needs.
Not Your Grandparents’ Dentures
If your grandparents had dentures, you might be picturing the boxy, fake-looking teeth of the past. We are pleased to say that dentures have come a long way since your grandparents’ time. Instead of chalky, one-tone denture teeth that inevitably ended up on the table in a glass, Dr. Jon provides realistic looking, comfortable dentures for our patients.
Dentures are made up of artificial teeth in a pink resin or metal base. Some partial dentures also come in flexible materials. The denture teeth we use today come in a vast array of colors and shades to match your facial tone, gender, and hair color so they actually look real.
Complete and Partial Denture Options
If you still have some of your natural teeth, we can use them to anchor your partial denture. Partial dentures have metal wires that grab onto your remaining teeth and provide additional stability. Even if you have only a few teeth, this can help hold your denture in place.
Dentures fill out your facial features so you can avoid the sunken appearance that is common with tooth loss.
For patients who need all their teeth extracted, a complete denture will give you your smile again. Complete dentures work by creating suction with your upper palate and lower bony ridge. For some people, this fit can pose a challenge, especially for lower dentures, which seem to pose the most problems.
To ensure a great fit, we can use dental implants to give you added stability with your denture so you can actually wear them comfortably.
Even just four dental implants can give you enough stability for your denture to lock in place. Because dental implants have bone-preserving benefits, your dental implants will help you keep the bone you have.
We use 3-D cone bean imaging to determine the best location to place your dental implants within your bone. Choosing the correct location will improve your long-term success. We will place your dental implants and allow them time to fuse with your natural bone before providing you with a permanent implant-retained denture. We can provide a temporary denture while you heal so you don’t have to go without teeth for several months.
Contact Our Sedalia, MO Dental Office
Contact us to learn more about dentures and to find out which option will be right for you. Dr. Jon will provide you with all your options so you can make an educated decision for your oral health.