One of the most familiar forms of restorative dentistry is the use of dentures to replace teeth lost to damage, accident, aging or decay. They can be full or partial, but they can also involve more modern advances, including implants. Dr. Brian Kynaston, Dr. Matthew Perry, and Dr. Seth Prochaska of Lyons Dental Care and Inman Dental Care offer all of our patients access to restorative treatments, including a full array of dentures.
If you are unsure as to whether or not dentures are the right answer for you, it helps to first understand the many ways you can use them. As you already know, they are “false” teeth, but they are far beyond the old-fashioned models that your grandparents or great-grandparents used. Today’s dentures offer advanced materials, amazingly good fit, and are far more durable than ever.
When it is determined that some sort of dentures are the ideal answer to your need for restorative dentistry, our dentists will explain your best options. Currently, we can provide you with:
- Full dentures that replace an entire bridge (upper, lower or both) of teeth
- Implant supported dentures that use dental implants to anchor a full or partial denture
- Partial dentures that are removable but which replace multiple teeth
- Overdentures that need two permanent teeth (either intact or with dental crowns) to hold the denture in place
- Immediate dentures are given to you on the day your teeth are extracted and allow you to have functional teeth as you heal
As you can see, that is substantially different from the old-fashioned full dentures, and even more exciting is that our team has the technologies and skill to ensure that any sort of denture will work well with your existing bite and allow you to speak, look and chew like normal.
Are Dentures For You?
It is entirely natural to wonder whether dentures of any kind are a good solution for your needs. It is important to consider your budget, lifestyle, and conditions which might be forcing you to make a choice. The entire team at Lyons Dental Care and Inman Dental Care will work to ensure that your decision is the best fit to all of these factors.
One thing they will discuss with you is the level of care and upkeep dentures require. It does not matter whether you have a full set of dentures or an implant retained denture, you must continue with regular oral healthcare visits, cleanings, and checkups. This is because your gums actually continue to shrink and adjust over time, and any remaining teeth need to also be maintained to their healthiest levels. Your dentures may need to be adjusted or replaced as your mouth changes, and regular visits ensure optimal results.
Restore Your Smile with Dentures
Do not let anyone tell you that dentures are not a good solution. They can absolutely provide you with the ability to smile and speak confidently, eat regular foods, and restore your appearance to a healthier and more youthful one. Are you eager to determine if they are right for you? If so, you can just contact us online or by calling our Lyons office at (620) 257-5193 or our Inman office at (620) 585-6766 and we can provide a consultation and restorative dentistry evaluation.