(816) 741-7477

8600 NW 64th Street, Suite 201, Parkville, MO 64152  

Hours: Mon-Thu, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Fri, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.  

Dentures

Dentures are removable prosthetic devices that are designed to replace missing teeth. They are custom created to resemble natural teeth and are supported by the surrounding tissues of the oral cavity, so there should be no noticeable change to your appearance. In fact, dentures may even improve your smile!

There are two types of dentures:

Complete dentures are designed for patients whose upper or lower teeth are all missing or need removal. Complete dentures are removable and may require adjustments in order to create a proper fit with the gums and mouth. If your denture was placed at the time of your extractions (immediate dentures), then your denture may loosen over time as the tissue underneath heals. We recommend an evaluation for a possible reline after 6 months.

Removable partial dentures are used when one or more natural teeth still remain in the upper or lower jaw. They usually consist of 1) replacement teeth attached to a gum-colored acrylic and 2) a metal base that is held in place in the mouth using clasps on the remaining teeth. We also offer partial dentures that are metal-free, using Flexite or other materials instead. These are light weight, natural looking, thin, and practically unbreakable. Both types have their pros and cons, so ask us which one is right for you.