Dentures In Warrensburg, Oak Grove, & Windsor, MO

Easily Complete Your Smile

Smiles can really enhance first impressions, along with giving us confidence, an appealing appearance, and a feel-good feeling. However, sometimes dental decay or injury result in missing teeth, which can put a damper on our once confident smile. 

Thankfully, Ridgeview Family Dental offers dentures as one of our restorative options designed to restore patients’ smiles in Grain Valley, Odessa, Bates City, and the surrounding areas. Our expert restorative dentists Dr. Young and Dr. Kingsolver may recommend these non-invasive, simple solutions for patients missing multiple teeth so that you can reclaim  that wonderful smile you deserve.

What Are Dentures?

Whether from disease, malnutrition, genetic disorders, or dental injury, sometimes it’s not possible for dentists to restore a patient’s natural teeth. While this can be devastating, dentures can provide a second chance at achieving a beautiful smile. Dentures are prosthetic devices that are designed to replace multiple missing teeth. 

The surrounding hard and soft tissues of the mouth support the device so that it stays in place. Traditional dentures are removable and serve as a simple, non-invasive solution to missing teeth.

The Benefits Of Dentures

With proper care and maintenance, dentures can last anywhere from five to 10 years, which means you can easily restore a long lasting smile. As one of the most popular treatments for replacing teeth, having dentures allows for many benefits, including:

  • Restoring the function of your teeth
  • No invasive surgery
  • Simple to use
  • Easy maintenance
  • Stain resistant 
  • Improving your speech
  • Restoring your confidence and appearance

Having dentures also allows you to be free from dietary restrictions. Without dentures, you may not have the necessary ability to bite and chew solid foods. But with this convenient restoration appliance, you’ll be able to enjoy your favorite foods without worry. The experts at Ridgeview Family Dental offer a variety of denture options depending on your unique needs.

Types Of Dentures

There are three different options for dentures that we offer to patients depending on your unique situation.. Your dentist can let you know which one is more suitable for your needs and expectations. These options include:

  • Immediate Dentures
  • Complete Dentures
  • Partial Dentures

Immediate Dentures

Sometimes tooth extraction is necessary to preserve your oral health. Following extraction, it will take about six months for the extraction site to fully heal. For patients who would rather not have gaps in their smiles while they heal, interim dentures are a great option. An immediate denture is also referred to as a temporary or healing denture, and is designed to be worn during the six month healing time. This allows the patient to walk out of the office with a complete smile the same day the teeth are removed.   

When patients choose this option, they can continue eating the foods they love without putting strain on their surrounding teeth while they wait for their complete or partial dentures. Immediate dentures serve as a way to become used to wearing dentures, and can protect the extraction site while it heals. 

After the removal of natural teeth, the gum tissues and bone will shrink and change as they heal. Allowing the gum tissues and bone to heal before your dentist creates your dentures ensures that they can create the best-fitting appliance for the patient. That’s why, approximately three months after the extraction, we’ll call you back to our office for a procedure called reline, where we’ll reshape the underside of your dentures to ensure it fits against your gums as comfortably as possible.

Complete Dentures

A complete denture, also known as full denture, is a high-quality, cost-effective, removable prosthetic device used to replace full arches of teeth. They can be a great restoration option for patients who have lost a large number or all of their teeth. Complete dentures rest on your gum tissue and are held in place from the suction or a special adhesive that also protects food particles from becoming trapped in the dentures.

Partial Dentures

Patients missing a portion of their natural teeth may not need complete dentures. Partial dentures can replace a number of adjacent missing teeth by securing the denture to your remaining teeth with clasps. Partial dentures allow patients to only replace a select set of teeth, and can be a perfect solution for patients who have a moderate amount of missing teeth.

The Denture Procedure At Ridgeview Family Dental

During the first appointment, Dr. Young or Dr. Kingsolver will take a full mouth panoramic X-ray. This will help them determine the health and condition of the bone, as well as ensure your gums can properly support the denture. It will also include an oral cancer screening. 

Following your consultation, we’ll take detailed impressions and measurements of your mouth. This information will be sent to a lab so that they can be custom-made to fit comfortably and naturally in your mouth. 

Once your dentures are ready, we’ll have you return to our office and make sure they fit properly before you leave our office, making any adjustments as necessary. 

For patients in need of tooth extraction, the process is similar. If you’ve chosen temporary dentures while you heal, we’ll also take impressions that will be used to create your immediate dentures. In most cases, it will take approximately four to six weeks from start to finish to reach our final goal of getting your everyday dentures. 

In either case, getting dentures is a non-invasive procedure so patients will not experience pain. However, it may take time to adapt to wearing dentures. This can be especially true for patients who have gone some time with missing teeth. Once adjusted, they’ll function just like natural teeth. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Having complete dentures can help patients with missing teeth chew food and improve their speech, as well as support their facial structure. With immediate dentures, you can have a full set of teeth while you are waiting for your gums and bone to heal after having teeth removed. The healing process can take up to six months, and immediate dentures are a great alternative during that time.

Immediate dentures allow for the best of both worlds. The patient is able to have a denture during the healing process but also has the best fitting, high-quality denture made after healing is complete. This option also gives the patient a “backup” denture just in case the complete denture ever requires repair. Wearing the interim denture for six months also allows the patient to see what he or she may like or dislike about the color or shape of the teeth. Any concerns that the patient may have can then be corrected when the complete denture is made.

Dentures are an ideal solution for patients who have multiple missing teeth or in need of extraction due to tooth decay. Unfortunately, not everyone is a good candidate for dentures. Patients who suffer from jawbone loss due to periodontal disease may not have the jaw support required for dentures. 

Our doctors at Ridgeview Family Dental have a combined total of over 20 years of experience making dentures and we will take each patient’s unique concerns into consideration at the initial consultation appointment.

Pros: The patient will have the interim denture placed the same day as extractions. Rather than placing a reline in the immediate denture to make it fit the healed tissues, a brand new complete denture will be made. The patient will then have the interim denture(s) as a back-up if their complete denture should ever break, get lost, etc.

Cons: Higher out of pocket cost for the patient than complete dentures alone.

A Painless Solution for Tooth Loss

No matter which kind of dentures you choose, you can be assured to receive natural-looking dentures that match your facial structure and desired tooth shape and color. Thanks to our convenient locations in Warrensburg, Oak Grove, and Windsor, we’re able to help patients all over Missouri in Grain Valley, Odessa, Bates City, and the surrounding areas restore their smiles. 

We’ll take every necessary step to make sure that your results are at the highest level possible. If you’d like to learn more about dentures or you’re ready to schedule an appointment with our expert dentists, call our office at (660) 747-9117 or fill out the contact form at the bottom of this page.

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  • WARRENSBURG
  • 511 North Ridgeview Drive Ste A
    Warrensburg, MO 64093

  • OAK GROVE
  • 1206 South Broadway
    Oak Grove, MO 64075

  • WINDSOR
  • 106 E. Colt St
    Windsor, MO 65360

  • Monday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
  • Tuesday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
  • Wednesday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
  • Thursday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
  • Friday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed