Recent studies estimate that 120 million Americans are missing at least one tooth, and more than 36 million are missing all their natural teeth. If you are missing some or all of your teeth, you already know how tooth loss can take a bite out of everyday life and your self-esteem. At Galleria Dental of Springfield, we can help you regain a comfortable, confident, and complete smile with dentures in Springfield! Thanks to modern dental technology and high-quality materials, this classic restoration is more precise and functional than ever before. Give us a call and schedule your consultation to see if dentures are a good choice for you!
Dentures are a classic means of quickly and comfortably replacing multiple missing teeth at once. With the help of modern precise dental technology, each custom-made denture is carefully crafted for your unique smile. During your consultation, your Springfield dentist Dr. Eric L. Tolliver will help you choose the type of denture that’s right for you. We offer several options, including:
For patients who are missing several teeth, partial dentures may be a great choice. Partial dentures are designed to fit around and between your remaining teeth like a puzzle piece. Small clasps or clips that wind around your natural teeth are used to hold the prosthetic in place.
A full denture consists of a complete set of custom-made pearly whites that are set into an acrylic, gum-colored base. The base is designed to fit snugly and comfortably on top of your gums, which creates a strong natural suction that holds it comfortably in place.
As an alternative to traditional removable dentures, you can anchor your new teeth in place with dental implants. This method replaces both the crown and the roots of your missing teeth, which keeps them from slipping out of place or losing their fit. During your consultation, we can discuss your candidacy for implant-retained dentures and go over the process in more detail.
There are a variety of factors that will go into the cost of your dentures, including the type of denture, whether you need preliminary treatments like a tooth extraction, and if you’re choosing dental implants or not. Most dental insurance policies will cover at least a portion of the cost of your dentures, so feel free to bring your insurance paperwork with you to your consultation and we’ll be happy to review the details with you. We’ll do everything we can to help make sure your new smile is as affordable as possible.