Benefits of Partial Dentures
Our mouths are designed to function best when all of our teeth are present. Tooth loss can cause your teeth to shift in unpredictable ways or lead to premature wear on your remaining natural teeth. Other dental problems related to tooth loss include the shrinkage of soft tissue and jawbone recession. Partial dentures can ease or even eliminate many of these issues.
Patients who have partial dentures manufactured and placed at our Kansas City, MO, dental clinic can benefit from:
- Prevention of tooth shifting
- Restored chewing function
- More balanced bite
- Boosted self-confidence
Patients can enjoy further benefits by undergoing dental implant placement. Implants replace lost tooth roots. These titanium posts are placed directly in the jawbone and prevent jawbone recession. After your dental implants have healed, Dr. Turner can fit you with a custom implant-retained partial denture that feels and functions like natural teeth. Implant-supported dentures are also more secure than traditional dentures.
Are You a Candidate?
If you are missing several consecutive teeth, partial dentures may be an ideal fit for you. Because partial dentures require the presence of neighboring healthy teeth that the prosthetic can attach to, they are only recommended to patients who have such teeth. Candidates should also be in good oral health and free from dental decay or gum disease. If you are missing an entire arch, you may be a better candidate for a full denture.
Once your new prosthetic is placed, you can enjoy restored chewing function and improved clarity of speech.
If you are seeking the benefits of implant-retained partial dentures, you will need to have adequate jawbone density to support the implant posts. Dr. Turner will determine if you are eligible for dental implants during your implant consultation at our dental office.
How Are Partial Dentures Made and Placed?
Patients in and around Kansas City can have custom partial dentures placed during two convenient visits to our dental practice. During your first visit, an impression of your smile will be taken. This mold will be sent to a trusted laboratory that will manufacture your custom partial bridge. During your second visit, Dr. Turner will ensure that the prosthetic is a comfortable fit. He can make minor adjustments at that time. It can take several weeks to adjust to your new prosthetic.
Restore Missing Teeth with Partial Dentures
Many of our patients have come to know the life-changing benefits of partial dentures. Once your new prosthetic is placed, you can enjoy restored chewing function and improved clarity of speech. If you have concerns about the affordability of any of our treatments, we gladly accept CareCredit® financing to help patients afford treatment. To schedule your partial denture consultation, please contact our office online or call (816) 229-1433.