Dentures and Partial Dentures Rolla, MO

Dentures and Partial Dentures

Dr. Haller is experienced at making dentures and partial dentures so that patients can regain their smile. Dentures are used to replace an entire arch of lost teeth, while partials replace some missing teeth. Both are removable. There are several different types of materials available, including metal, acrylic and nylon. Dentures and partial dentures help to restore patient’s self-esteem and allow them to eat properly. Making a denture is a process. Cheap one day dentures are very economical, but do not typically fit well. Quality dentures use the best materials and, and require several appointments to complete. Dr. Haller personally does all of the procedures involved in fabricating a denture except for the final processing step. At Haller Dental we take pride in providing quality dentures and partials.

Dentures are a trusted solution for replacing missing teeth. At Haller Dental our patients frequently ask Haller Dental about dentures to determine if they are a good solution for their particular needs. As with any dental solution, there are pros and cons to wearing dentures and whether or not they will work for you depends largely on your lifestyle and the goals that you have for your appearance and the functionality of your smile.

What are the types of dentures?
There are three main types of dentures: temporary, partial dentures, and complete dentures.

Temporary Dentures
Haller Dental will often provide patients with temporary dentures while they are undergoing a cosmetic dentistry procedure to replace a missing tooth. Temporaries ensure that patients throughout the Rolla area have a natural looking smile while waiting for dental implants or a dental bridge to be completed. This is an excellent solution for when a tooth is knocked out during a sports game or in an accident. The temporary denture is secured in place with a metal wire that works like a retainer and can be taken in and out whenever you like. If you are looking for an immediate solution for replacing a missing tooth call 573-364-7969. Keep in mind that a temporary denture is only meant to be worn for a few months and will need to be replaced.

Partial Dentures
If only a few of your teeth are missing, partial dentures are a good solution for replacing them. Unlike a full set of dentures, these are held in place by a plastic base that is the same color as your gums. A metal framework is typically created in order to secure the base and prevent it from falling out. As long as you have natural teeth in place, you cannot wear a full set, so a partial set of dentures is necessary. We treat patients throughout the 65401 area that want to know if a partial set is better than a cosmetic procedure. They function differently because dentures are removable and cosmetic dentistry solutions are typically permanent. If you live in the Rolla MO area, call for your consultation and we can provide you with a list of options to consider.

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Complete Denture
When all of your teeth are missing, complete dentures can replace them. The materials used today are of better quality than years ago. Haller dental can determine if this is the best way to replace your teeth or if an alternative solution would help you to achieve your goals. If you proceed with getting a complete set of dentures, your gums will be healed and ready in eight to 12 weeks after your teeth have been removed. When teeth are removed the bones and gums will start to shrink. By waiting for up to 12 weeks, you can be sure that your set of complete dentures will fit securely.

However in today’s world, most people do not want to be without their front teeth. They do not want to look like a pirate. Most people having teeth removed prefer to have immediate dentures made. The posterior teeth are extracted first. After those areas heal and shrink the denture is made ahead of time. The anterior teeth are then extracted and the denture is placed immediately, so that the patient is never without front teeth. Afterwards healing and shrinkage still takes place, and the denture will need adjustments. Immediate dentures typically need to be relined after a year.

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How are dentures made?
Dr. Haller will examine your gums and other teeth to determine if dentures are the best solution for you and if so, what type. At Haller Dental creating a denture is a process. It takes 5 appointments. First a mold is taken of your teeth and gums so that custom trays can be made for you. Then a second mold of your mouth is taken so that the denture will fit better. After that wax rims are made to determine your bite, and how much of your teeth will show. Your face is measured to determine the shape and size of your teeth. The tooth shade is also selected. Next is a try in of the actual denture teeth set in wax. Finally the denture is processed and inserted in your mouth.

Negatives of Dentures
Dentures are not real teeth. It is always better to keep your real teeth. It is estimated that people with dentures can chew about 40% as well compared to natural teeth. The roof of your mouth is covered with plastic. Food can get under lower dentures. They only fit so tight and become looser over time. George Washington had several different dentures over his lifetime, made from many different materials, including one carved from hippopotamus ivory. Dr. Haller could have made him an excellent denture.

How do I care for my dentures?
Rinse them daily. Use an antibacterial soap and a denture brush to remove any food particles before rinsing them again. Do not brush dentures with toothpaste or you will scratch them and they will stain and accumulate more germs. You can also soak them in a denture cleaner if needed. You also need to brush your gums, tongue, and the roof of your mouth with a soft toothbrush and toothpaste. Then use Listerine to kill any lingering bacteria and improve your breath.

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