Dentures are tailor-made, removable prosthetic devices designed to fill in the gaps left by missing teeth. Crafted to snugly fit the unique contours of your mouth, these handy appliances can be easily taken in and out as needed. Not only do dentures restore the appearance of a full set of teeth, but they also help you speak, eat, and smile with confidence, improving your overall quality of life. So whether you need a partial or complete set, dentures offer a practical solution for those looking to regain their grin and maintain daily activities without skipping a beat.

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Partial Dentures

Partial dentures are crafted to fill in the gaps left by just a few missing teeth. They’re mounted on a metal frame that connects to the remaining natural teeth, providing a removable option as an alternative to bridges. Yet, crowns might still be positioned on the neighboring natural teeth to serve as sturdy anchors for the dentures.

These partial dentures help keep the remaining natural teeth in place, ensuring your jaw maintains its proper alignment. They can be a go-to choice instead of other tooth replacement solutions, such as bridges, especially if the surrounding natural teeth lack the strength to support them.

Full Dentures

Full or complete dentures are called upon when all of your natural teeth have been taken out. The dentures come with a flesh-colored acrylic base that smoothly fits over your gums, with the upper part covering the palate and the lower part shaped like a horseshoe to fit over the bottom gums while leaving plenty of space for your tongue to move around. To keep them in place, full dentures use either an oral adhesive or straightforward suction.

When it comes to conventional full dentures, they’re fitted after your gum tissue has properly healed from any remaining teeth extractions. This may mean going without teeth for a few months while your gums get back to tip-top shape.

Immediate full dentures are placed immediately after remaining teeth are removed, without waiting for the gums to fully heal. They are an intermediate solution for teeth while your mouth is healing. Because your jawbones while shift and reshape as they heal from the teeth removal, these immediate dentures may become loose and will need to be relined in a few months to account for the changing shape of your jaw and gums.

If traditional dentures are simply too uncomfortable or if you only have a few natural teeth left, your dentist may recommend overdentures, which either rest on dental implants or on top of the roots of your remaining teeth.

Who needs dentures?

The mouth is a complex system that requires specific structures and support to work correctly. When someone is missing teeth, it can cause changes in the shape and makeup of the jawbones, throwing them out of alignment, and making everyday oral functions such as biting, chewing, breathing, and speaking more challenging. Improper alignment of jaws and gums can also lead to extra strain on the remaining teeth and facial muscles, resulting in discomfort, headaches, and fatigue.

Thankfully, dentures offer a practical restorative dentistry option to help your mouth regain its normal function. Not only do they provide support for the structures around the cheeks and lips, but they also help you speak and chew more comfortably, reducing the strain on your remaining teeth and facial muscles.

How much do dentures cost?

Dentures at Dental Depot

At Dental Depot, we go above and beyond to provide personalized and comprehensive dental care for the whole family. Our team of experienced professionals, including a skilled prosthodontist who specializes in teeth replacement and restoration (including dentures), is dedicated to meeting all of your dental needs, from routine checkups and cleanings to complex restorative procedures.

Conveniently located in Blue Springs and Independence, our offices are equipped with state-of-the-art technology and a comfortable, welcoming atmosphere to ensure your visit is stress-free and enjoyable. Plus, we offer flexible scheduling, including Saturday appointments, to accommodate your busy lifestyle.

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