Dentures – St. Louis, MO
Replace All of Your Teeth at Once
When you’re missing multiple teeth, you’ll likely have trouble eating a wide variety of foods, speaking clearly, and smiling in front of others. You need to fill in the space if you want to keep your mouth functioning normally, and one of the most affordable ways to do that is with dentures. Dr. Moreland can provide you with custom-made partial, full, and implant dentures in St. Louis so that you can enjoy all the benefits of a full smile again. Call us today to learn more.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Dentures?
Dentures are recommended for anyone that has multiple teeth missing. Whether you just have some gaps that need to be filled or are missing an entire arch, dentures can be used to replace all of your teeth at once. To see if dentures are right for you, we’ll need to conduct a thorough examination of your mouth first. As long as you have good oral health, you’re most likely a candidate for dentures. Any issues like tooth decay and gum disease will need to be treated before we can move forward with the process.
Types of Dentures
There are three major kinds of dentures that we may recommend based on your situation. Each one is designed to resemble your natural teeth as closely as possible and is made out of comfortable, durable materials that will last a long time in your mouth. Below are the different types of dentures that our practice offers:
A partial denture is only meant to replace some of your missing teeth. It can be used to fill in a single gap or multiple spaces based on your needs. The prosthetic will be held in place by a clasp on your natural teeth.
As the name suggests, full dentures are used when an entire arch of teeth is missing. Each denture is made out of lifelike prosthetic teeth and a gum-colored base that blends in with the rest of your mouth. Unlike partial dentures, full dentures can stay in place with natural suction alone, though an adhesive can give them additional stability.
Dentures can be anchored to dental implants so that they stay in place at all times and have enough chewing power to handle any food. Full dentures can be held in place with about four to eight surgically placed implants. The number of implants used to support a partial denture depends on how many teeth need to be replaced and where they’re located.
The Benefits of Dentures
- You can restore your entire bite so that you can enjoy a variety of foods again.
- Dentures are more affordable than other tooth replacement solutions.
- Each denture is fully customized for each patient.
- The average denture can last 10 years or more with the right kind of care.
- Compared to other tooth replacements, dentures are very easy to clean.
- Your dentures will provide the support needed to maintain your youthful face shape.