At First Dental, we are proud to offer dentures to Dodge City, Kansas, and the surrounding areas. Dentures provide those who are missing teeth and tissue with a practical alternative that helps with speaking, eating, and a number of other tasks. Dr. Ryan P. Lehmkuhler and the rest of our team are happy to offer both partial and complete dentures to better meet our patients’ needs.
In situations where some teeth are missing but some still remain, a partial denture will be used. Our dentist will used a gum-colored base with substitute teeth as a replacement for your original teeth. A permanent bridge can also be used in order to fill the open space. A partial denture is a fantastic option since it fills the space and prevents other teeth from shifting around in the mouth.
As the name would suggest, complete dentures replace all of the teeth on either the top or bottom part of the mouth. The conventional version of a complete denture is made after all of the teeth have been removed and the gums have healed. At First Dental, this process usually takes 8-12 weeks. Dr. Ryan P. Lehmkuhler also offers immediate dentures, which are made beforehand and can be used during the healing process. Immediate dentures are often a temporary solution since the mouth structure will change over time.
Call our dental office today to set up a consultation with our caring team.