Anyone suffering from tooth loss is all too familiar with inconvenience; the inconvenience of missing several teeth, the inconvenience of feeling self-conscious about their smile, and the inconvenience of not being able to chew whatever foods they wish are just some of the drawbacks that individuals suffering from severe dental complications must deal with.
At the dental practice of John P. Goodman, D.D.S, patients in this situation may choose between full, partial, or immediate dentures. These options provide an effective solution for Kansas City, MO, patients who are missing most or all of their teeth. If you would like to restore the health and appearance of your smile, we can help.
This type of denture is ideal for patients who are missing all of their natural teeth in the upper and / or lower jaw. Full dentures are removable, and made to appear and function just like real teeth. Dr. Goodman customizes the color, fit, shape, and size of the restorative appliance for each patient, typically making dentures from acrylic resins or various metals.
This type of denture is ideal for patients who still possess some permanent teeth. A removable alternative to dental implants or dental bridges, partial dentures are secured in the mouth by metal or plastic clasps which connect to natural teeth or the gums. Like full dentures, partial dentures are long-lasting.
This type of denture is ideal for patients who require the restoration the same day that the natural teeth are removed. As the name implies, patients who opt for immediate dentures can shortly return to face the world with a full smile (essentially as soon as their tooth loss occurs). However, immediate dentures must typically be replaced in six months at our Kansas City practice.
Benefits of Dentures
The restorative dental appliance is associated with many cosmetic and functional benefits. Simply put, dentures can improve both the look and function of your smile!
- Replace missing or badly damaged teeth
- Keep remaining teeth from moving
- Restore confidence in your smile with a natural appearance
- Support facial structure and muscles
- Look and function like real teeth
- Prevent speech impediment (once you get used to wearing them)
- Last between 5 and 10 years
Learn More about Dentures
We provide a full range of restorative dentistry options, such as dentures, in Kansas City. Patients who reside in both Missouri and Kansas may rely on our dentist for effective tooth-loss solutions. To learn more, please schedule an appointment today!