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Dentures in Creston, IA

Invest in a Beautiful Smile with Customized Dentures

Living with missing teeth can be challenging, especially when it keeps you from smiling with friends and enjoying the foods you love. At Buck Family Dentistry, Our skilled restorative dentist in Creston, IA, offers denture solutions to help you get back to smiling without worry.

Dr. Michael Buck will work with you to determine the best solution for your needs. With our commitment to patient comfort and satisfaction, we’ve helped countless patients in Corning, Afton, and Arispe fall in love with their smiles again. Learn how you can do the same with our durable denture appliances.

What Are Dentures?

A denture is an appliance that replaces missing teeth and provides support for the cheeks and lips. Regardless of how many teeth you’re missing, dentures may best suit your dental restoration needs. At Buck Family Dentistry, we offer various types of denture appliances to help patients rediscover the benefits of a healthy, functional smile.

Upper & Lower Dentures

Upper dentures fit over the palate, while lower dentures are shaped like a horseshoe to leave room for the tongue. The dentures are typically made of acrylic material and are fabricated to fit over teeth treated with root canal therapy or attached to dental implants for a more secure fit. Dr. Buck will work with each patient to find the best solution for their unique needs.

Complete Dentures

A complete denture, also known as a full denture, replaces all missing teeth in the upper or lower jaw. Our Creston dentist offers traditional removable dentures to patients who have lost all or most of their natural teeth. We’ll ensure your dentures have a comfortable and secure fit so you can enjoy life without worries.

Immediate Dentures

Dr. Buck also offers immediate dentures to patients who have recently had teeth extracted and need a full replacement. Unlike a conventional denture, which is made after the gum tissues have healed, an immediate denture is inserted immediately after tooth extraction. This allows the gum tissues to heal under the denture and ensures patients won’t have to go without teeth during recovery.

Implant-Retained Dentures

Implant-retained dentures are secured in place using dental implants. Unlike traditional dentures, which rest on the gums and are held in place using adhesives, implant-retained dentures are firmly anchored to the jawbone, providing a more secure and stable fit. These irremovable appliances don’t require overnight soaking or special maintenance.

Benefits of Dentures

When you choose to restore your smile with customized dentures from Buck Family Dentistry, you can enjoy the following benefits:

  • Better Bite Function: Dentures can improve chewing and speaking abilities, making it easier to enjoy your favorite foods.
  • Comfortable Appliance: Dentures are designed to fit comfortably in the mouth and can be adjusted to ensure a proper fit.
  • Boosted Confidence: Wearing dentures can increase self-esteem and confidence, allowing patients to smile, eat and speak with ease.
  • Supports Facial Muscles: Dentures support the cheeks and lips, helping prevent sagging and improve overall facial appearance.
  • Easy Maintenance: Dentures can be easily removed for cleaning and maintenance, making it easier to maintain oral hygiene.
  • Affordability: Compared to other tooth replacement options, dentures are more cost-effective solutions for missing teeth.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long do dentures last?

Dentures typically last 5 to 7 years, though the lifespan of dentures can vary depending on the amount of wear and tear and the patient's oral hygiene habits. Regular dental check-ups are crucial to ensure that the denture fits properly and to address any issues that may arise.

Are dentures comfortable?

Modern dentures are comfortable and natural-looking. They are custom-made to fit the patient's mouth and can be adjusted if necessary. Some patients may experience discomfort or irritation initially, but this usually improves with time as the patient gets used to the appliance.

Can dentures be repaired?

Yes, dentures can be repaired if they become damaged or broken. Simple repairs, such as fixing a loose tooth, can be done in the office, while more complex repairs may need to be sent to a dental laboratory. Don't wait to schedule an appointment if you suspect your denture has sustained damage.

Will insurance cover the cost of dentures?

Yes, dental insurance typically covers the cost of dentures, but it depends on the details of your plan’s coverage. Some insurance plans cover a portion of the cost, while others may cover the entire cost. It's best to check with your insurance provider to understand your specific coverage and any out-of-pocket expenses you may need to pay.

Transform Your Oral Health with Custom Dentures From Dr. Buck

At Buck Family Dentistry, we understand that missing teeth can cause discomfort and embarrassment. Whether you're missing one tooth or several, our team of experienced dental professionals will work with you to find the right solution that fits your unique needs and budget.

Schedule a consultation by calling our Creston, IA, dental office at 641-782-4747. You can also fill out our contact form to book an appointment online. We look forward to helping you achieve your dream smile!


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