Dr. Kim Westermann offers several options for replacing missing teeth and emphasizes the benefits of prompt treatment to avoid developing more complex dental problems.
Dentures and partial dentures are often recommended to replace missing teeth, providing a lasting solution and restoring dental health. Today’s dentures are custom made, cosmetic dentures that are made to look and feel like your natural teeth. Dentures can allow patients to eat and speak normally and in the case of implant secured dentures, reduce bone loss in the jaw which can lead to a premature shrinkage of the lower area of the face.
Types of Dentures
There are several types of dentures that Louisville dentist Dr. Westermann offers. She will assess your condition, determine your goals and help you choose the type of denture that is right for you and your budget.
- Partial Denture: similar to a dental bridge and replaces several missing teeth.
- Full Denture: replaces all of a person’s upper or lower teeth.
- Implant Dentures: also called “all-on-four”, the denture is permanently attached to the jaw using dental implants for a secure solution that looks and functions like natural teeth.
The Denture Process: What To Expect
Dr. Westermann will begin your treatment process with a thorough examination of your dental health and a discussion of your personal concerns and goals to determine which type of denture is best for you. Dentures can be either full or partial, used to replace several teeth or an entire arch of teeth.
Dr. Westermann will take impressions of your teeth and gums to be used in the fabrication of your custom denture. Once complete, any necessary tooth extractions will be scheduled and a temporary denture will be placed until your final restoration is ready.
Your new full or partial denture will be custom made in a dental lab using high quality materials that will be matched to your natural tooth color. Once complete, Dr. Westermann will make any last minute adjustments needed to ensure a secure and comfortable fit.
Schedule A Consultation
If you have missing teeth, contact our Louisville, KY dentist office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Westermann and learn more about how a denture could help you to restore your quality of life.