Dentures & Partial Dentures

If you’ve lost your natural teeth, whether from gum disease, tooth decay or injury, replacing missing teeth will benefit your appearance and your health.

At Truman Lake Dental in Warsaw, MO, we can help you with natural-looking replacement teeth when you need them. One option you may consider is dentures.

There are two types of dentures, full and partial.

  • Full Dentures make it easier to eat and speak better than without teeth. They can also help fill out the appearance of your face and profile and can be made to closely resemble your natural teeth so that your appearance stays intact. Dentures may even improve the look of your smile.
  • Partial Dentures are made to be removable and replace multiple missing teeth. They are constructed by a molded plate, usually made of pink acrylic to mimic your gums, affixed with replacement teeth. Depending on your needs, your dentist will choose to design a partial denture made from a metal framework of clasps or precision attachments connecting the plate to your natural teeth.

A dental bridge may also be used to replace missing teeth. This restorative option fills in gaps with artificial teeth and helps to maintain the shape of your face while alleviating stress on your bite. Your bridge can be made out of gold, alloys, porcelain or a combination of these materials and is bonded onto surrounding teeth for support.

Whether it’s dentures or bridges, a beautiful smile is within reach.