Dentures – Louisville, KY

Enjoy a Full Smile Again

Dentures and partials have been in use for centuries as a form of tooth replacement, but that doesn’t mean they haven’t evolved over the years. Today, we use lightweight and natural-looking materials to create your dentures and partials at our Louisville, KY locations of Remmers Dental. We know a great fitting denture makes a world of difference in the performance of your smile and your appearance. Teeth perform a number of duties, so replacing ones that have been lost is essential to achieving long-term health and wellness. Full or partial dentures are one of several options you might choose from.

Why Choose Remmers Dental for Dentures?

  • Dental Implants Placed In-House
  • Beautiful, Long-Lasting Materials
  • Advanced Dental Technology

What You Need to Know About Dentures

Dentures and partials are both tooth replacement options, and a full denture is recommended for patients who are completely edentulous (missing all teeth). A partial denture is like a full denture, only it’s designed to fill in the gaps of missing teeth while clasping to those healthy teeth that remain. Full dentures are held in place by suction or denture adhesive.

Who’s a Good Candidate for Dentures?

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Just about anyone can get dentures regardless of how many teeth they are missing. To confirm you are a viable candidate, you’ll need to schedule a consultation with your denture dentist in Louisville. Your gums must be healthy, and you need to have sufficient jawbone density; even if you don’t meet those qualifications now, you can get preliminary treatments in order to qualify. Our dentists have the expertise to ensure you get a restoration that is comfortable and looks natural to boost your quality of life.

Effects of Missing Teeth

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Before you even consider not replacing your missing teeth with dentures or another option, it’s vital to understand the consequences. According to the American College of Prosthodontists, the most common reasons for tooth loss are gum disease, tooth decay, and dental trauma. Serious gum disease can damage soft tissue and destroy the bone that supports your teeth. Decay can progress to become a cavity so severe the tooth can’t be salvaged. Dental trauma refers to an injury, such as getting your tooth knocked out while playing a sport.

If you decide to live with missing teeth, you put yourself at risk of facial sagging, increased difficulty speaking and eating, and lowered self-esteem, according to the American Academy of Periodontology. So, it’s clear that restoring your smile can improve your daily life on multiple fronts.

What Qualifies You for Dentures?

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Whether you’ve lost a lot of teeth, are dealing with significant tooth decay, or have sensitive teeth, you’re an excellent candidate for dentures in Louisville – if you also have good gum health and jawbone density. Know that if you opt to get dentures, it will be essential to be diligent about your dental health regimen moving forward.

Back to the topic of tooth loss – the type of denture you need is partially determined by how many teeth you need to replace. If you’ve lost all your teeth, full dentures or implant dentures are appropriate. If you still have some natural teeth, partial dentures are the way to go. When cost is a prime factor in your decision, dentures deserve consideration because they are generally the most affordable option.

Alternative Tooth-Replacement Options

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Hope is not lost if you are deemed to not be a good candidate for dentures in Louisville. You can also consider dental bridges or dental implants.

  • Dental Bridges – This option is best suited for patients missing 1-3 teeth in a row. The key is to have healthy teeth on each side of the missing ones to support the bridge.
  • Dental Implants – As is the case for dentures, having sufficient jawbone density is essential for dental implants since titanium posts will be inserted into your jaw. While most costly than dentures, dental implants are the premier tooth-replacement option.

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Why Might a Patient Opt for a Denture?

Dentures and partials are extremely affordable, and they provide tooth replacement that requires no surgery. For some patients, surgery isn’t an attractive option, because of age, oral health status, or discomfort with the idea. While we still recommend dental implants as the most stable form of tooth replacement, we craft top quality dentures and partials for those who would prefer a removable option.

We also secure dentures with dental implants. An implant-supported denture snaps onto specially designed implant posts to make your denture wearing experience even more positive. No more worrying about embarrassing slips!

The Process of Getting Dentures

You’ll visit our Louisville dental office for a visit with our doctors, and we’ll make a recommendation about the best possible tooth replacement treatment for you. Should we recommend a denture or partial, we’ll take impressions to maximize the comfort and functionality of your fit and then send this information to a dental lab. Remmers Dental has been building relationships with top quality dental labs since 1966, so you can trust the craftsmanship of their work. When your denture or partial denture returns, we’ll make any necessary modifications to get a truly great fit, and you’ll be on your way. It takes a little time to get used to, but once you do, your denture or partial will serve you well.

Come Get Your Smile Back

The first step is to call Remmers Dental in Louisville and make an appointment at our dental office. Patients come to us not only from Louisville but from Clarksville and Jeffersonville too. We enjoy helping patients find freedom with dentures, partials, and other restorative dental options for improved oral health. Call for an appointment!