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Dentures and Partial Dentures
Dentistry is all about smiles, and having a confident, healthy, beautiful smile is important for patients wearing dentures. Love to Smile provides personalized denture services to meet the needs of our patients, while ensuring they’re comfortable in their day-to-day routine. All of our patients are unique and we create one-of-a-kind dentures that feel good and look natural.
Dentures are natural-looking replacement teeth that are removable. There are two types of dentures: full and partial.
- Full dentures are given to patients when all of the natural teeth have been removed. Conventional full dentures are placed after the gum tissue has healed, which can take several months. Immediate full dentures are placed immediately after the teeth have been removed, and may require frequent adjustments during the first couple of months of use.
- Partial dentures are attached to a metal frame that is connected to your natural teeth and are used to fill in where permanent teeth have been removed. Partial dentures are considered a removable alternative to bridges.
Dentures can even be attached to implants. This allows them to remain in place and function better.
Dentures are not for everyone. If you’re interested in learning more about dentures and want to know if they are the right choice for you, please schedule a consultation today. Our team will be happy to answer any questions you might have, and can determine the best course of treatment for your ongoing dental health.
If by chance your dentures do break, please contact our dental office and schedule a consultation as soon as possible. Broken dentures that don’t fit properly can cause irritation to your gums and mouth. Also, remember to continue scheduling regular dental checkups every six months to make sure that your smile stays healthy for many years to come.
Love to Smile now has three dental office locations, making dental care easier than ever. Visit one of our dental offices in Lenexa, Overland Park, or Peculiar!