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.
If you’re looking to replace several or even all of your teeth, look no further than the dentures options at Dental Care Center of South Kansas City!
Dr. Gregory Stiver and our professional team offer a variety of dentures and other restorative dentistry services right here in our Kansas City, MO dentist office. Our beautiful dentures will restore your oral function and help you feel great about your smile again!
Take advantage of our new patient special before you commit – just $79 for a full exam with X-rays and a thorough dental cleaning!
What Dentures Can Do For You
Whether you are missing some or all of your natural teeth, we can help you regain your strong bite and confident smile. Our dentures look great, feel natural, and help you return to a normal life.
Dentures can also help you improve your overall health. Because chewing certain fruits and vegetables can be difficult, if not impossible, with missing teeth, many people simply avoid these nutrient-dense foods. But with a full-mouth reconstruction using dentures options, you’ll be able to chew with confidence and comfort again!
Your Dentures Options
Thanks to advances in dentistry, our dentures feel more natural and are more convincing than dentures of the past!
Because every patient has unique needs and concerns, we offer an array of tooth replacement options. Whether you are missing multiple adjacent teeth or even every tooth in your mouth, we have solutions for you! So you can make informed decisions, we’ll review all of our dentures services with you and answer any questions you may have.
Full removable dentures are prosthetic teeth set into a gum-colored mold. They are 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.
Partial removable dentures work just like full dentures, except that they replace only some of your teeth. They are held in place using clasps that attach to the surrounding natural teeth.
So you won’t have to go without teeth while your permanent dentures are made, we also offer temporary dentures!
Dental Implant Dentures
For the ultimate secure hold, we can also attach full and partial dentures to dental implants! We offer two methods of connecting dentures to dental implants:
- Implant-retained dentures held in place with ball attachments
- Implant-supported dentures that use a bar attachment, allowing your biting force to be transferred to your bone rather than your gums
Regardless of which service you choose, you will be able to eat the foods you love without worrying about your dentures slipping!