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Dentures – Falls City, NE

Get the Most Out of Your Smile with Dentures

Replacing even one missing tooth is important to retain the shape and fit of the bite, speak clearly, and chew a variety of foods. When patients have lost numerous teeth, an effective restoration plan is even more important. Removable and implant-retained dentures allow our team to fully restore smiles for patients suffering from advanced tooth loss. Contact Kobza Dental to schedule a tooth replacement consultation today. Our Falls City dental team will walk you through all of your restoration options and create a personalized denture plan to flawlessly recreate your unique smile.

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Why Choose Kobza Dental for Dentures?

Partials

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Both partial and full dentures use a gum-colored base material to support numerous replacement teeth as part of a single prosthetic. Partials are crafted to fit between remaining healthy teeth. The custom crafted partial denture is then snapped into place with metal clasps attached to the surrounding teeth.

Full Dentures

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The base of a full denture is shaped to fit against the gum line. When properly crafted, a snug fit creates suction that holds the full row of teeth in place. It’s important that these dentures fit properly to ensure optimal function, so don’t hesitate to contact our team to schedule a denture exam. We’ll evaluate your prosthetic and make adjustments as needed to keep you smiling.

Implant-Supported Dentures

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Removable dentures restore about 20% of a person’s chewing ability. This is a dramatic improvement in dental function for someone who is missing some or all of their teeth. However, dental implant tooth replacement options restore 70% or more of natural chewing function.

The dental implant posts are inserted into the gums where they mimic the root structure of lost teeth. They fuse with the gums and supportive bone tissue, creating a natural feeling and functioning anchor for the replacement teeth. Dental implant posts also stimulate the jaw to preserve natural bone density and gum tissue volume, helping a patient retain a more youthful appearance.

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The Denture Creation Process

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Each denture is uniquely crafted to meet a specific patient’s needs, but regardless of the denture, the process is fairly similar. We begin with a consultation to discuss all of your tooth replacement options, the cost of dentures, and schedule your treatment appointments. During your initial treatment visit, we may need to remove one or more teeth, address any oral health issues like gum disease, or complete other preparatory services.

At the next visit, we’ll capture X-rays, photos, and bite impressions. We will use this diagnostic information to design a custom prosthetic that looks, feels, and functions just like your natural smile. Our denture design is then sent to a trusted lab where your custom prosthetic is crafted. Once we receive this partial or full prosthetic, you’ll return to the office to try on your denture. If it fits well, you’re all set. If for any reason the denture is not comfortable, we’ll need to send it back for adjustment. Patients who opt for dental implant-supported dentures may need to schedule one or more additional appointments in order to place the implant posts.

Caring for Dentures

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Patients with removable dentures will need to use a minimally abrasive toothpaste and ultra soft bristled toothbrush to clean their denture at least once each day. Additionally, the soft tissue needs to be cleaned to avoid gum disease and other oral health issues. For this, you can brush the gums or use an antimicrobial mouth rinse. Removable partial and full dentures should be stored in cold water or cleansing fluid when not in use. Fixed dentures should be brushed at least twice a day just like natural teeth. Both removable and fixed denture wearers will need to visit the dentist at least two times each year. During these visits, we’ll examine the prosthetic to ensure it still fits and functions well.

Denture FAQs

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Dentures in Falls City have been used for generations to restore beautiful, functional smiles. Although they are tried and proven, it’s normal to have a few questions about the road ahead. Don’t worry, Dr. Kobza will explain everything during your denture consultation to feel 100% confident in your decision. Here are the answers to a few frequently asked questions to ease any anxieties until your appointment.

Should I have all my teeth pulled to get dentures?

Every tooth is crucial to a healthy, beautiful smile, which is why your denture dentist in Falls City, Dr. Kobza, strives to preserve each one. Unfortunately, certain situations may require the removal of a tooth, such as in cases of severe infection or trauma. Patients who have significantly damaged or several missing teeth may benefit from extractions. It can be more cost-effective to remove and replace them with dentures than it can be to repair any remaining teeth. There’s not a limit to the number that can be removed in a single visit; however, some cases are more complex than others. Dr. Kobza will explain all your options and what you can expect during your consultation.

What qualifies you for dentures?

Depending on your degree of tooth loss, partials, full dentures, or implant dentures can rehabilitate your smile. A partial can fill the spaces of missing teeth while a full denture treats an entire arch. Besides a traditional denture, you can also benefit from an implant-supported option. Generally, patients who have good oral and general health are candidates for tooth replacement; however, Dr. Kobza will perform a thorough examination to determine the best option for you. If any concerns are found, like infection or bone loss, they’ll have to be treated before moving forward with dentures. Although prep-work may add a few more steps to your treatment plan, a healthy smile is crucial to the long-term success of your dentures.

What can’t you eat with dentures?

Dentures have undergone various improvements to enhance their fit, function, and appearance. They are made of durable material to withstand the pressure of biting and chewing to serve as your natural teeth. Although you’ll be able to eat many of your favorite foods again, dentures have their limitations. It’s best to avoid anything that’s hard or chewy to safeguard against any unnecessary wear and tear. Traditional dentures can also be dislodged by eating sticky foods. Whether you have a partial, denture, or implant-supported option, cut chewy meats into smaller pieces to make them easier to chew and digest. Don’t forget to rinse your dentures after eating.

Will dentures change the shape of my face?

Tooth loss can cause your facial tissues to sag, creating an aged and sunken appearance. Dentures will provide the tissues with support to instantly turn back the clock to restore a youthful appearance. However, if your dentures don’t fit correctly, they may not give your facial muscles the proper support. Dr. Kobza can perform the necessary adjustments to restore optimal fit to enjoy a youthful smile.

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