Approximately 20 million people in the U.S. wear dentures. All types of people decide to have them for a variety of reasons. Denture wearers come in all age ranges, each with their unique set of circumstances. For some, their periodontal disease is beyond repair. For others, repair is possible but restoring their teeth is financially prohibitive.
How are dentures made?
Dentures are made from an acrylic material. The technology for creating them has not changed that much in the last 30 years.
Dentures may need to be redone if there are changes in your mouth over time. If poorly fitted, they can be retrofitted to fit correctly. Dentures that are 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 not sure what to do, contact us. If you are embarrassed by your missing teeth, make an appointment to come in to our office in St. Joseph and talk to us. You’ll find that we are easy to talk to and that we are here to help you make decisions about your health that is in alignment with your needs and goals.
A well-designed denture that will function and serve the 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 good denture, we have not found it. To explore your choices for replacing lost teeth, please contact or call our office at (816) 233-0142.