DENTURES & PARTIALS
If you have full tooth loss or several missing teeth, speaking and eating can be difficult, and smiling can be feel embarrassing. We want to help you restore your smile, give you your confidence back, and allow you the opportunity to eat your favorite foods again. Affordable dentures represent a practical solution.
Today’s dentures are made of quality materials and designed to fit the unique contours of your mouth— with much better quality than what was offered in the past.
Our Denture and Partial Process
The process of creating your new smile begins in our dental practice. Dr. Brady or Dr. Throckmorton will examine your gums and any remaining teeth. They will use the latest diagnostics to make an accurate and predictable assessment based on several factors, including viable bone.
When teeth are missing, especially for an extended period, your jawbone retracts or shrinks away—a degree of jawbone is required to wear dentures successfully. Partial dentures fit around your remaining teeth and rely on a metal base or flexible resin attached restorations to close the gaps in your smile and may be held in place with clips. In some cases, you may have a few teeth left that are not in great shape. Our dentists may opt to pull these remaining teeth and restore your smile with full dentures.
If one of our dentists decides that you’re a good candidate for dentures, we will take impressions of your gums. These impressions are used to create high-quality dentures locally, right here in Des Moines.
When your dentures are complete, we will do a fitting to make sure your dentures complement your smile and fit comfortably, making any adjustments needed.
Removable dentures will not prevent bone loss in the jaw, which is why some patients opt for implant-supported dentures. This locks your denture in place, and bone loss is no longer an issue. Implants, especially to support lower dentures, is highly recommended due to the challenges associated with adapting to denture use.
With implant-supported dentures, you never have to worry about adhesives, realigns or slippage.