Dentures – Lawrence, KS
Replacing Your Teeth with Trusted Prosthetics
Dentures in Lawrence have been used for decades to help patients regain their confidence and appearance. Missing a few or an entire arch of teeth can cause many difficulties when attempting to eat, speak, or even desire to smile. At Kansas Center for Sedation Dentistry, however, we can create lifelike prosthetics that fit comfortably inside your mouth, giving you a natural aesthetic that offers optimal functionality. Also, if you are nervous about visiting our office or have difficulty sitting for prolonged periods, we can incorporate sedation dentistry to make your visit easier and more enjoyable. Call our office today to find out if you qualify for dentures and what you can do to get started.
Who is a Good Candidate for Dentures?
Our team of four expert dentists is here to meet with you to determine if you qualify for full, partial, or implant dentures. Because many factors must be considered to not only establish candidacy but also cost, we encourage all our patients to schedule a comprehensive consultation with a member of our dental team.
The good news is that as long as you have good general oral and overall health, you’ll likely be given the green light to receive partial, full, or implant dentures. Should you require preliminary treatment of any kind (i.e., periodontal therapy, tooth extraction, bone grafting), we will discuss this with you during your consultation as well as provide information about our available sedation services (i.e., nitrous oxide, oral conscious sedation, and IV sedation).
What Are the Different Types of Dentures?
At Kansas Center for Sedation Dentistry, your dentist in Lawrence is pleased to offer three different types of dentures, each designed to improve and complete your smile:
Made from an acrylic base that matches your natural gum color, partial dentures consist of strategically placed artificial teeth to fill in the gaps in your smile. Complete with metal clasps that wrap around healthy structures within the mouth, the prosthetic fits like a puzzle piece when put into place within the upper or lower arch.
Unlike a partial denture that only replaces multiple teeth, a full denture can restore a person’s complete upper or lower arch. Created with the same gum-colored acrylic base, they are shaped according to your smile and rely on your natural suction to hold them in place.
It is common, however, for patients to use denture adhesive for added security.
If you are interested in seeking a permanent tooth replacement option, implant dentures are the way to go. Consisting of titanium posts that are surgically integrated into your jawbone, they offer greater functionality, stability, permanence, and longevity. Also, they’re the only restorative solution that completely places the root to the crown.
Benefits of Dentures
Dentures have been one of the most popular go-to solutions for patients with missing teeth. Time-tested and proven to generate healthier, more fully functional smiles, they offer a tremendous number of benefits, some of which include:
- Improved bite force and chewing power, so you can enjoy your favorite foods
- Lifelike prosthetics that fit more comfortably and look more natural
- Greater durability and stability
- Improved confidence in your ability to eat, speak, and smile when surrounded by others
- The opportunity to enjoy life once again now that you have a complete smile
- The ability to pursue sedation dentistry when undergoing treatment should you need it