Your smile is often the first thing others notice about you. But, if missing teeth have stolen your confidence to flash a dazzling smile, talk to Dr. Louise R. First, DMD, about restoring your dental health with dentures in St. Louis, MO. Even if you have preconceived notions about false teeth or are hesitant about this procedure, modern complete or partial dentures can look and feel just like your natural teeth, thus reinstating your confidence and reasons to smile.
If missing teeth have affected your vivacity or kept you from living life to the fullest, let Dr. First introduce you to the world of advanced restorative dentistry that can help bring you back to your spirited self.
Loss of teeth impacts your ability to eat and speak and jeopardizes your oral health by increasing the likelihood of bone loss and gum disease. That’s why we recommend replacing them with high-quality prosthetic teeth, enabling you to continue living your normal lifestyle without worry.
Dentures are removable prosthetics, often referred to as false teeth, that replace missing teeth and their surrounding tissues, giving you the following benefits:
Smiles by Choice offers complete, partial, and implant-supported dentures, giving you a beautiful, fully functioning smile devoid of pain or discomfort.
Partial dentures come into play when you still have healthy natural teeth in the upper or lower jaw. They consist of replacement teeth attached to a pink or gum-colored plastic base, providing a functional and aesthetic solution to your dental needs. These removable dentures seamlessly fill the gaps left by extracting damaged or decayed teeth, thus restoring optimal function to your mouth.
As they are designed for a customized fit, some adjustments might be necessary to ensure a comfortable and proper fit with the gums and mouth.
For those needing to replace all their teeth, complete dentures are the perfect solution for restoring a natural smile and full oral function. We take an impression of your mouth before extracting your teeth, which guides the creation of your custom-made dentures.
After your gums heal post-extractions (usually in eight to 12 weeks), you’ll receive your brand-new, complete dentures that look, feel, and work just like your natural teeth.
Removable dentures aren’t your only option in restoring your smile post-tooth loss. We also offer implant-supported dentures, an excellent choice for filling a few spaces or replacing uncomfortable and ill-fitting dentures. In addition, dental implants serve as a durable, long-lasting solution to tooth loss due to accidents, helping to maintain the health of surrounding teeth.
With dental implants, our trained team surgically attaches a metal post to your jaw, providing a sturdy “root” once the bone heals. This root supports a crown or bridge that seamlessly matches your existing teeth, offering a permanent restoration lasting for decades.
Complete dentures have an acrylic resin that sticks to your gums to hold them in place. Many people also use denture adhesives for extra reassurance, especially when they first get their new teeth. Partial dentures have clasps that attach to nearby teeth and hold them in place.
Most people feel comfortable wearing their new dentures after the first ten to 15 days. Some discomfort or difficulty eating or talking is normal during the initial adjustment period. Dr. First will adjust the prosthetics for the most comfortable and accurate fit.
Once you get used to wearing them, it’s unlikely that anyone will be able to tell that you’re wearing dentures when they are well-made and perfectly fitted.
If missing teeth hinder your everyday life, Dr. First and Dr. Timm are here to provide personalized, comprehensive denture solutions in St. Louis, MO. Complete, partial, and implant-supported dentures are more than just dental prosthetics; they are a path to regain self-assurance and quality of life.
So, if you want to discover the transformative potential of restorative dentistry, schedule an appointment today.