Are you someone who has lost more than a few of your natural teeth? Whether it was to decay, disease or even an accident, you may have already considered the use of dentures as a cosmetic solution. After all, without your teeth you may unknowingly smile less because you are embarrassed by this issue. However, you have many excellent solutions available to you and patients at our Overland Park, KS office can consult with Dr. Ross S. Headley about the best course of action.
While the term dentures can mean full or partial sets that can be removed or inserted as needed, there is more to the story. Whether you elect to use partial dentures or full dentures, there are also tremendous benefits of dentures to consider. In addition to their cosmetic benefits, they also help you with speaking, eating, smiling and even combat the aging process.
Full dentures are just as they sound – full replacements for those who have lost all of their upper or lower teeth. You can use a complete set of full dentures as replacements for your teeth, but one of the downsides is that gum and bone tissue will recede over time, and you may find that you must replace those sets periodically.
Partial dentures are also as they sound, a partial set of teeth to replace a series that have been lost to disease, accident or decay. They can be a good solution, but they also have the risk of receding gum and bone tissue, meaning that they too may need replacement.
Many prefer the use of partial dentures or full dentures, however, because they can be taken out at night and while sleeping. They are removable and easier to clean and they can be more cost effective for those who maintain them over the longer term.
There are many benefits of dentures; if you are wondering about the most appropriate restorative dentistry solution for your needs, it is important to discuss them with Dr. Headley. He can review your current dental condition and needs and then help you to review the many different options available. Experienced in dentures as well as all other restorative methods, he will ensure you get the most appealing solution.
Contact Our Overland Park Dentist for Dentures
For more information about dentures, or to book a visit, please give us a call at (913) 491-6874 or use our online contact form and Dr. Headley or one of our staff will get back to you promptly.