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Comprehensive Family Dentistry located in Grandview College area, Des Moines, IA

Dentures services offered in Grandview College area, Des Moines, IA

Dentures are a great choice if you’re looking for a durable, comfortable, and affordable option to replace some or all of your natural teeth. Creating high-quality dentures is a source of pride for Scott McPherson, DDS, and the team at Ballpark Heights Family Dental in Des Moines, Iowa. To schedule a dentures consultation, call the office or request one online to see what dentures can do for your smile.  

What are dentures?

Dentures are removable dental devices that replace some or all of your natural teeth. If you envision a blocky, abnormally white, odd-looking smile when you consider dentures, you owe it to yourself to look into the advancements made in denture technology in recent years. 

Today’s dentures are comfortable, durable, and look great. They are a pleasure to wear and help you feel more comfortable interacting with others.

Full dentures replace all of your upper or lower teeth, while partial dentures fit around your healthy teeth to fill in the gaps in your smile. Full dentures consist of individual false teeth secured in a pink acrylic baseplate, while partial dentures often have wire components to hold multiple false teeth in place. 

What are some benefits of dentures?

Compared with dental implants, dentures are a more affordable choice. It’s important to understand that even the best dentures will eventually need to be replaced. When weighing your options, you should consider that expense in your budgeting process. 

Dentures are an outstanding option for people who are not good candidates for dental implants. For implants to be successful, you must have healthy, dense bone tissue for the post portion of the implant to secure. 

Dentures immediately improve your smile. In addition, you’ll be able to enjoy various foods. Some people also find their speech patterns improve once they no longer have missing teeth. 

How long does it take to get used to wearing a new set of dentures?

When you first begin wearing a new set of dentures, it’s perfectly normal for the sensation to feel strange. It takes time for your body and brain to get used to the feeling of wearing new dentures. 

Be patient, and note any areas of gum tissue that continue to feel sore or irritated. These “hot spots” are common, and Dr. McPherson can often alter the dentures to help them fit more comfortably. 

It won’t take more than a couple of weeks for your new dentures to feel like just another part of your normal daily routine. In fact, pretty soon, it will begin to feel odd when they are not in place, rather than while you’re wearing them. 

To explore dentures in greater detail, call the Ballpark Heights Family Dental office to book a visit or schedule one online today. 

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