According to the American College of Prosthodontists, more than 36 million Americans don’t have any teeth, and 120 million are missing at least one tooth. If you fall under this category, the dental team at Dr. Corry Lanyon, DDS, located in Butler, Missouri, can help fill the gaps in your smile by using full or partial dentures. Dentures provide you with a natural-looking smile, improve your oral health, and help you speak better. To learn more about dentures, call the office or schedule your appointment online.
Dentures provide a great way of replacing missing teeth on your upper or lower jaw. They’re prosthetic teeth attached to a gum-colored removable base that resemble your natural teeth and improve the aesthetics of your smile.
There are several advantages in opting for dentures, including:
Dentures are durable, and by caring for them, they’ll last 10 years, if not longer. The best way to determine if dentures are for you is to book a consultation with the dental staff at Dr. Corry Lanyon, DDS.
The dentist and staff at Dr. Corry Lanyon, DDS, offer two types of dentures.
Partial dentures are a wonderful option if you’re missing some teeth and still have healthy ones. By filling in the gaps between your teeth, you prevent your remaining teeth from shifting.
These dentures have clasps that wrap around your natural teeth so they stay in your mouth. Your dentist can make the clasps from a tooth-colored material so they blend in with your natural teeth.
If you’ve lost all of your teeth on your upper or lower jaw, full dentures are for you. These dentures stick to your gums using an adhesive preventing them from shifting out of place.
There are several steps involved in getting dentures. The first step includes a dental consultation, X-rays, and taking impressions of your gums. These impressions are sent to a high-tech laboratory that makes your dentures.
You’ll come back to the dental office once your permanent dentures are ready. At this appointment, the dental staff makes sure your dentures are the exact size, shape, and color you want. If need be, your dentist can make any necessary changes to your dentures.
If you’re missing most or all of your teeth, full or partial dentures could be for you. To learn more, call the team at Dr. Corry Lanyon, DDS, today or schedule your appointment online.