Denture options have come a long ways over the past few years. We've gone from just standard ... In the past, you always hated to pull all of someone's teeth, especially the lower teeth if you had to. You just didn't want to because with an upper denture, a conventional denture is usually okay. What you got is the ability of the denture to fit up in the roof of the mouth so you get a good suction, and overall, they're not usually a problem. That lower is a whole different animal. The lower dentures, the one where your jaw is always lifting up and down, your tongue every time you talk it lifts, so you're always lifting that denture, and not only that, on the lower you have kind of like a horseshoe of bone to put that denture.
What has occurred over the last ten to fifteen years and become very significant is in the past, you held off on taking someone's teeth as long as you possibly could, and if you did, you tried to save a couple of them, and if you could, that was great, but a lot of times what would happen is then that would break down and eventually have a full denture. Life changes drastically for that person. Now with the advent of implants, we can put in three, four implants in that lower jaw and put on attachments on those implants that we can now take a lower denture and lock that in and we've been able to get rid of so many of the discomforts and the difficulties that patients would face with just a good, secure lower denture.
They get to where they're liking that so much that now they're asking for implants on the upper denture as well. That's an area of dentistry that has moved forward tremendously as far as if a person has to go to a denture, at least we got means now to make it where their life just doesn't have to be that severely disturbed.
Are you missing some or all of your natural teeth? Looking for a way to replace them that is both natural-looking and functional? The team at Dental Care Center of South Kansas City can offer you a variety of denture options right here in our Kansas City dentist office! We can help you find the best solution for your particular situation. Our dentures are beautiful, functional, and able to help you feel great about your smile again.
Below we have provided some essential information regarding our denture options and how they can help you. Please feel free to peruse this information and contact our team if you have any questions or concerns. We will be happy to help you get all the information you need to make the best decision for your smile.
The Power of Dentures
Are you currently living without teeth? Are you soon going to have to have an extraction? Then you should consider our denture options. Whether you are missing some or all of your natural teeth, we can help you. Our dentures are designed to look great, feel natural, and help you return to a normal life.
Full Removable Dentures
Full removable dentures are probably what you think of when the word “dentures” comes to mind. Full removable dentures are replacement teeth set into a gum-colored mold and designed to replace an entire arch or both arches of teeth. They simply sit on top of the gums and are secured by a snug fit and a denture adhesive. They can (and should) be removed for routine cleaning and maintenance. This is a more conventional option and a good one for many people because it is affordable and effective.
Partial Removable Dentures
Partial removable dentures work just like full dentures, except that they replace only some of your natural teeth. They are held in place using clasps that attach to the surrounding natural teeth. Partial removable dentures are also an affordable option when compared to implants.
Implant-retained dentures are simply full-arch dentures that are secured into the mouth using dental implants and ball attachment mechanisms. This provides extra support and security. You will be able to eat the foods you love without concern for the strength of your teeth. If you are worried about your dentures slipping or moving around on you, this may be an excellent solution.
Implant-supported dentures work much like implant-retained dentures, except that they use a bar attachment instead of balls. It is still a very secure option that provides a high level of strength and reliability, as well as allows your biting force to be transferred to your bone rather than your gums. For a superior level of security, this is a great option.
Temporary dentures are just as they sound: temporary. In many cases, your permanent dentures will not be available right away, so we are able to quickly craft for you a temporary denture to use until your final prosthetic is ready. These temporary dentures still look great, but they are not designed to have the same strength as permanent dentures. They will, however, help you look your best so that you will never have to go without teeth! Talk to our team to find out if temporary dentures are right for your situation.
Make An Appointment
Are you ready to feel great about the way you look again? Do you want to make sure your mouth can still function properly after your extraction procedure? One of our denture options might be for you. To schedule a consultation, please contact our team directly. You can call us at 816-399-5539 or use our online contact form to send us a message. Just fill it out, click submit, and a member of our team will get back with you as soon as possible to find a convenient date and time for your visit.
We know how important your smile is to you … let us help you find the best denture option for your specific situation. We look forward to working with you!
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