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If tooth decay, severe gum disease, or even aging have stolen your teeth as well as your confidence, dentures can bring back your smile’s beauty and boost your quality of life. A partial denture or a full denture are proven ways to restore missing teeth—and today’s advancements in dentistry makes them unnoticeable to everyone except your dentist. Our office in Springfield can help you decide whether dentures are the right solution to replace your missing teeth.
What Are Dentures?
Dentures replace teeth by attaching artificial teeth to a permanent or removable frame. These custom-made dental appliances are designed to match the shape, color, and translucency of natural teeth, as well as fit comfortably in your mouth. Because they can last for years with proper care, dentures are a worthwhile investment in your long-term dental health.
Types of Affordable, Quality Dentures
To meet our patients’ particular needs, our dentists at Dental One Associates of Springfield offer various types of removable and permanent dentures. Here’s a bit about each:
Full Denture / Complete Denture
A full denture, which is also called a complete denture, is an ideal solution for someone who has lost all the teeth along the upper or lower jaw—or if those teeth are so damaged or decayed that they need to be extracted. Choose from a removable full denture, which rests on the gums and stays in place with natural suction or dental adhesive, or a fixed full denture that fastens to dental implants.
Implant-supported dentures do involve minor oral surgery, which strategically places the implants that provide support in your gums and jaw. The dentures that attach to these implants can be removable or permanent. Both provide a natural feeling and fit. Best of all, a permanent denture gives you teeth 24-hours-a-day again. READ MORE
A partial denture works best in patients who are missing one tooth or several teeth. Similar to a bridge, a partial denture attaches to healthy surrounding teeth, but it uses clasps instead of crowns. It’s designed to be removed nightly for cleaning.
Flexible Partial Denture
We also offer a flexible partial denture, another discreet way to replace a small section of teeth. A flexible partial denture also is removable and uses a lightweight, pliable base and gum-colored clasps, offering a snug but comfortable fit.
Several factors—your overall dental health, the type of dentures you choose, and your smile goals—determine the steps involved in getting dentures. At Dental One Associates of Springfield, we’ll first consult with you to discuss your needs and help you make an informed decision. We’ll also take molds and measurements of your mouth so that whatever type of dentures you prefer will fit you properly. You might need to wear a temporary denture while yours are being made, but once your dentures are ready, we’ll adjust them so that they feel as good as they look.
How Much Do Dentures Cost?
Depending on the type of dentures you choose and the preparation involved, the cost of dentures varies from person to person. Our compassionate staff can provide you with an estimate and work with you to fit the smile you want into your lifestyle.
What Is a Soft Reline for Dentures?
Unfortunately, dentures sometimes feel sore or painful over time because of changes in your gums or jawbone. If so, a soft reline might be in order. Our office in Springfield can add this cushy yet pliable material to the hard interior of dentures to relieve such discomfort. Best of all, this material can last up to two years.
What Happens if My Denture Breaks?
Our team at Dental One Associates of Springfield provides dentures repairs. Some types of denture repairs we can perform right in our office. Other kinds might require us to send your denture to a dental lab for repairs.
Schedule a Denture Consultation in Springfield Today
If you want to take the first steps toward restoring your radiant functioning smile, or if you have more questions about how dentures can help you, call our office in Springfield today at (571) 364-7212.