For decades, dentures have been a reliable replacement option for missing teeth. Edgewood Dental Care proudly provides incredibly realistic-looking dentures in Edgewood, KY that will restore your smile, lift your face structure, improve your appearance, and help you eat and speak with confidence. Our Edgewood, KY dentists offer several denture options based on your oral condition, your chewing ability, your budget, and the cosmetic goals you’d like to achieve. This allows him to offer the best dentures possible for your unique situation. Our dentures include full dentures, partials, lifelike partials, traditional dentures, implant-retained dentures, hybrid dentures, and removable dentures with implants.
Full dentures are used to replace all of the teeth in your mouth. If you have a few remaining teeth, our Edgewood, KY dentists would extract these using our painless anesthesia or sedation dentistry for those who are anxious and want to relax throughout the process. Then after taking X-rays and impressions of your teeth, we will have your custom dentures made at a dental lab. After they are made and your mouth has healed, we’ll fit your dentures and make adjustments as needed. As your mouth gets used to securing the dentures in place, you may need to come back for adjustments to ensure your dentures remain comfortable.
If you are not missing all of your teeth, partial dentures can replace one or several teeth in either your upper or lower jaw. These removable denture options contain artificial teeth set in realistic-looking gums. They are held in place by metal framework that attaches to your teeth. After we get your partials back from the lab, you’ll come into our Edgewood office to get your teeth extracted and your partials placed. The great advantage is that you will be able to walk out with your new teeth. However, after your gums heal from the extractions, you will need to come back for adjustments.
We can also make partials by cementing bridges to your teeth so that you do not have to remove anything. Dr. McMahon will help you decide which option is best for you.
If you want the ultimate smile with dentures, our lifelike partials can give you new teeth that appear virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth. Made from high-quality materials that look like natural teeth, these cosmetic dentures can improve your appearance so that all anyone notices is your smile! Ask Dr. McMahon about our realistic, lifelike partials to replace some of your missing teeth.
Traditional dentures require your remaining teeth to be extracted before placing a full set of dentures. This can take several weeks depending on how long the healing process after the extractions takes. Once your gums have shrunk to a normal size after you heal, we can fit your dentures for you as accurately as possible.
Modern technology has greatly improved the denture options we can provide to you. This is the case with our implant-retained dentures, or overdentures. Using a few implants, we can firmly secure your lower dentures into your mouth so that they will never slide or move around again! You will not have to think twice about the fact that you are wearing false teeth. Read more about implant-retained dentures in dental implants page.
Hybrid dentures are fixed-detachable dentures, meaning your dentures are secured in place with a few implants but can be removed by our Edgewood, KY dentists. These provide a very stable way to keep your dentures in place, and they do not cover the top of your mouth so that you can fully taste your food. Dr. McMahon may recommend hybrid dentures if you lack the bone density for implants but still want the advantages of secure dentures.
Removable Dentures with Implants
It is important to take care of your dentures to give you several years of use. This includes brushing them regularly, soaking them if needed, and coming in for regular checkups so that we can make sure your gums, remaining teeth, and bone are healthy. Dr. McMahon will give you all the information you need for success with your dentures.
To see whether our well-fitting, natural-looking denture options are right for you, contact our Edgewood, KY dentists for a consultation at 859-474-7830 or via our online form. If you think you may need help paying for your dentures, let us know! We have many payment options that can make dentures affordable.