Tooth loss can occur for many reasons including periodontal disease, decay or trauma. A conservative replacement option, dentures have been used to replace missing teeth for many years.
Kanning Dental in Lawson and Richmond, MO offers several types of dentures including removable cosmetic dentures and “All on Four”, an implant denture solution. Dentures are traditionally a removable tooth replacement, designed to look and function like your own natural teeth and surrounding gum tissues. Modern-day dentures can look very realistic and feel comfortable. Today, patients have the choice of a traditional removable denture or a permanent solution with an implant secured denture. Both options are far superior to “your Grandma’s dentures”, with vastly improved materials and treatment techniques for meeting your needs and cosmetic goals. Your Kanning Dental dentist will meet with you to evaluate your oral health and discuss your concerns as part of creating a personalized treatment plan to restore a smile that will improve your quality of life.
Implant-Supported Dentures at Kanning Dental
Implant secured dentures promote improved health and quality of life compared to traditional removable dentures. While there is a greater investment for dental implant-supported dentures, they ultimately provide superior long term benefits over removable dentures.
- Secure fit, better retention
- Ability to eat foods without restrictions
- Maintains bone structure in the jaw
- Ability to speak normally
Why Replace Missing Teeth?
Replacing missing teeth is important for both dental health and overall health and well being: your ability to speak clearly, eat a varied diet and enjoy a high quality of life is greatly influenced by oral health. In addition, missing teeth can lead to more complex problems including shrinkage of the jawbone and a more aged appearance.
Dr. Kanning or Dr. Tippin will work with you to find the most suitable option for restoring a functional smile that will not only improve overall health but boost your sense of confidence!
Removable dentures are the traditional method of replacing a full arch or full set of missing teeth. Dentures are made from high quality dental materials that look like natural teeth.
Removable Complete Dentures
Removable Partial Dentures
Locator Retained Overdenture
Securing a denture with a dental implant provides structural and oral health benefits. Dental implants help to secure the jaw bone and prevent further deterioration or additional tooth loss.
Denture Maintenance & Care
Caring for A Denture
It is important to take good care of your denture. Cleaning is an essential part of ensuring your denture lasts for many years. Caring for you denture also helps to keep your gums and jaw healthy.
Do dentures feel normal?
Yes. Modern dentures are more natural-looking, and feel more “normal”, than ever before. Cosmetic dentures are made from materials that closely match the l0ok and feel of natural teeth. There is a short period of time that you would need to give yourself to get used to your new dentures. After that, you will easily forget that you have them.
Can I sleep in dentures?
We do not recommend sleeping with your dentures on, but it can be done. Sleeping with removable dentures may cause sore gums, sore jaw, and may cause quicker bone loss. Wearing your dentures all of the time without giving your gums a break from them can speed up the process of jawbone loss. Thus creating more wiggle-room for the dentures and become uncomfortable to wear.
Does your face change with dentures?
Yes. Although it may not be an immediate affect, it can mostly be a positive effect. Implant-supported dentures can reduce premature facial sagging, significantly reduce bone loss in your jaw, and add more shape to your face. Modern dentures help keep your facial structure healthy.