Tiger Family Dental

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Dentures

How can we help you?

If you are new to Sedalia and need a family dentist, you probably have some questions about our dental office and the care we provide.

Here are some of our common questions, but if you do not see yours listed here, use our handy contact form to send us an email or just pick up the phone and give us a call. All questions are welcome. We want you to feel confident in your choice of dentists.


dentures in sedalia mo | tiger family dentalHow to Care for Your Dentures

Dentures and partial dentures in Sedalia, MO stand in for missing teeth. If you have full tooth loss, complete dentures are often the best option. If you have partial tooth loss, we recommend partial dentures. In either case, it is vital to maintain healthy gums to prevent periodontal disease. 

Periodontal disease is a severe infection of the ligaments and tissues that support your teeth. Without treatment, periodontal disease may lead to dangerous medical situations like heart attack and stroke.  

Your dentist in Sedalia recommends yearly checkups to make sure your gums are healthy, and tissue adaption is ideal concerning your dentures or partial dentures in Sedalia, MO. Your dentist also looks at ulceration and screens your mouth for oral cancer, so it is imperative to visit Tiger Family Dental to make sure everything is ideal. 

Over time you may also need a denture reline or replacement restoration as your bone recedes. 

Contact Your Dentist in Sedalia, MO

If you're due for a yearly check-up for your dentures, call Tiger Family Dental to schedule your appointment in Sedalia, MO today.  We look forward to helping you care for your dentures and keeping your gums healthy for life.  Also, contact a member of our dental team if you have any questions. 

dentures in sedalia, moIf you are living with tooth loss, dentures are an excellent solution for replacing an entire arch of missing teeth. A denture is an appliance that you can easily remove, and it is typically made of acrylic to complement your skin tone with natural-looking teeth that provide both function and a beautiful smile. When you invest in reclaiming your smile and your confidence, you want to be sure that you know how to properly care for your denture and gain the most longevity from your investment. 

Tips for Caring for Dentures

  • Remove your denture or partial after eating and rinse them off. This will keep food debris from accumulating on them. 
  • Brush your dentures daily in the evening. DO NOT use toothpaste as the abrasiveness will create micro-cuts that will retain bacteria.
  • Soak your dentures overnight in water or a solution.
  • Never leave your dentures out on the counter or out in the open, especially if you have a pet. 

Contact Tiger Family Dental

If you're interested in learning more about dentures, Dr. Ehlers, your Sedalia, MO dentist, would love to meet with you to discuss your options for restoring your smile. Call Tiger Family Dental to schedule your appointment in Sedalia, MO today. 


We Work to Make It Right For You

Dentures that fit properly are important for so many reasons! Properly fitting dentures prevent denture sores, make it easier for you to eat, and keep you from embarrassing moments.

Our patients who come to us with a history of ill-fitting dentures find solutions with Dr. Ehlers. We know how stressful it can be and can how this problem can even limit your social life and keep you from the people you love. After all, who wants to go to a restaurant if your dentures may fall out while you chew? 

We are committed to getting it right!


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Dental Implants Made Be A Solution

Did you know that just a few dental implants on your upper and lower arch can keep your wobbly dentures in place? You will be able to eat more foods you love and enjoy laughing and smiling again – some of our favorite things!

Dental implants provide you with an anchor to lock in your dentures and keep them stable. Implants assist when your bone is simply not enough. The added benefit is that dental implants can help you keep the bone you have longer.

Dentures don’t have to be a sentence for a lifetime of soft foods and meals alone. We can create attractive dentures that look and feel great! Call today!


dentures in sedalia mo | tiger family dentalA full or partial denture is a removable appliance that restores multiple missing teeth. A full denture replaces a complete arch of missing teeth, while a partial denture restores numerous missing teeth, but allows for remaining healthy teeth to remain present. 

A full denture relies on a snug fit and suction to the jawbone to stay in place, which can result in some movement and slippage from time to time for some patients. A partial, on the other hand, uses metal clasps that attach or anchor to healthy teeth to remain in place.

Partial dentures have artificial teeth strategically attached to the appliance that fill in the gaps in your smile, while a denture is essentially a set of acrylic teeth designed thoughtfully with your facial structure and skin tone in mind to deliver a natural appearance. 

Dental implants can be used to anchor both a partial or full denture, which eliminates slippage when patients are talking or eating and provides extra longevity by protecting the health of the jawbone.

Contact Tiger Family Dental for More Information About Dentures

If you're interested in learning more about partials or dentures in Sedalia, MO, call Tiger Family Dental to schedule your appointment in Sedalia, MO today. 


dentures sedalia mo | tiger family dentalDentures That Look Like Real Teeth

Modern dentures are designed to look real and function similarly to natural teeth. Additionally, the team at Tiger Family Dental takes every measure to make sure that your new dentures or partials look natural and beautiful. We want you to have dentures in Sedalia that make you proud to smile! And the process we undergo has several steps to ensure the most aesthetic outcome possible. 

The first step is visiting your dentist in Sedalia to make sure dentures are the best option for your tooth loss. If dentures are the right option, we take an impression of your mouth. That model is used to create dentures that fit and function naturally.

Your dentist in Sedalia, MO has fitted countless patients with dentures over the years, and we think you'll be pleased with your new smile and surprised by how natural your new dentures look. 

Contact Our Dental Office for Dentures in Sedalia, MO

If you're ready for natural-looking dentures in Sedalia, MO, contact Tiger Family Dental today!  If you have questions about dentures or are looking to upgrade to a more modern appliance, we can also help you. 

Our goal is to give you the smile you've been looking for – a smile that fits and functions correctly!

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