Tooth loss can happen at any age, though it is most common among older adults. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 1 in 4 adults over 60 have no remaining natural teeth. Full dentures, or complete dentures, are tooth replacements for people who have no remaining teeth on one or both arches. This loss of the teeth can occur because of trauma, decay, or gum disease. Full dentures can restore the function and beauty of your smile. Dentures consist of prosthetic teeth attached to an acrylic or plastic base. The base is custom fitted to the gum like and supporting bone structure to ensure an ideal fit. Well-fitting dentures look like real teeth, making them a discreet option for total tooth replacement.
Frequently Asked Questions
Am I a candidate for full dentures in Wichita, Kansas?
You may be a candidate for complete dentures if you are missing all of the teeth on your upper arch, lower arch, or both. Dentures are affordable, non-invasive, and a good alternative for patients who do not have enough bone structure to support dental implants. To learn more about dentures, contact our dental office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Blake Lawlor.
What should I expect when being fitted for full dentures?
Our dentist will take an impression of your gum line and send it to a dental lab so that your dentures can be constructed. You will return to our office to pick up your dentures and have them examined for proper fit.
How will I need to care for my dentures?
Dentures need to remain moist to retain their shape. Our dentist will give you instructions for daily cleaning and proper storage of your dentures. Clean your gums twice a day with a soft bristled toothbrush. Continue to visit our office for periodic exams and bring your dentures to have them inspected for wear and fit.
We welcome you to contact our dental office today to learn more and to schedule a visit.