Approximately 20 million people in the U.S. wear dentures. Patients decide to have dentures for a variety of reasons. Denture wearers come in all age ranges, each with its unique set of circumstances. For some, their periodontal disease is beyond repair. For others, the repair is possible but restoring their teeth is financially prohibitive.
How are dentures made?
We use acrylic material to make Dentures. The technology for creating them has not changed much in the last 30 years.
Dentures may need to be redone if there are changes in your mouth over time. If poorly fitted, we can retrofit dentures to fit correctly. Dentures supported by 2-4 implants will help a wearer who may have a less than desirable ridge or base for their dentures to adhere. Dentures are a replacement for NOT having teeth. They are not a replacement for teeth.
If you have been struggling with missing several teeth and are unsure what to do, contact us. If you are embarrassed by your missing teeth, make an appointment to come into our office and talk to us. You’ll find that we are easy to talk to, and we are here to help you make decisions that are in alignment with your health needs and goals.
A well-designed denture that will function and serve a patient takes time. It can take at least five appointments in our office for a proper design and fit. If there is a way to shortcut this process and still get a suitable denture, we have not found it.
To explore your choices for replacing lost teeth, please get in touch with our office at (816) 233-0142.