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700 North Maple Street

McPherson, KS 67460

620.241.5000

119 East Grand Avenue

Hillsboro, KS 67063

620.947.0050

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A denture is an appliance that replaces natural teeth and provides support for the cheeks and lips.

Most dentures are made of acrylic and can be fabricated two different ways.

Dentures
  • A conventional denture is made after all teeth have been extracted and the tissues (gums) have healed.

 

  • An immediate denture is fabricated and inserted immediately after the teeth are extracted and the tissues are allowed to heal under the denture.

 

  • An upper denture has acrylic, usually flesh colored, that covers the palate (roof of the mouth).

 

  • A lower denture is shaped like a horseshoe to leave room for the tongue.

 

  • The teeth are made of plastic, porcelain or a combination thereof. Dentures can be fabricated to fit over endodonticly treated teeth and a complete denture can be attached to dental implants to allow for a more secure fit of the appliance.

Over the course of time, dentures will wear and need to be replaced or relined in order to keep the jaw alignment normal. The alignment will slowly change as the bone and gum ridges recede or shrink due to the extraction of the teeth. Regular dentist examinations are still important for the denture wearer so that the oral tissues can be checked for disease or change. Call us at Mcpherson Dental Care located in McPherson and Hillsboro to schedule an appointment.