When you lose some or all of your teeth, you are left with an unaesthetic gap in your smile. Dr. Stark and Dr. Norden know that, other than being unattractive, the missing teeth can cause problems with chewing, speaking, and performing a number of other routine tasks. At Derby Family Dentistry, our dentists will often recommend either complete or partial dentures in order to restore your smile and help your mouth return to its normal function. The process is generally simple and straightforward, but Dr. Stark and Dr. Norden will make sure that you are comfortable with the procedure before moving forward.
Dentures come in two different types: complete and partial. What this refers to is whether the dentures will be replacing all of the teeth in your jaw or if it will only be replacing a small section of your smile. If you are in need of either type of denture, our dentist will sometimes need to remove teeth in order to properly fit the dentures. Additionally, there are two different styles of dentures: immediate and conventional. Immediate dentures mean that the denture is fitted right after the teeth have been removed and the mouth is still healing. This process usually involves more than one visit to Derby Family Dentistry to make adjustments as your mouth heals. Conventional dentures are fitted after the mouth has healed, and they typically require fewer adjustments.
If you would like to know more about dentures in Derby, Kansas, we invite you to call or visit our office, where we can schedule a consultation with our dentists for you.