Dentures

At JL Family Dentistry, we want our patients to know that receiving dental care can be both easy and comfortable. We take pride in providing a warm and relaxing atmosphere to ensure that your dentak care will be provided in a “no-pressure” environment. We will always be sure to thoroughly explain your options, risks, and benefits of treatment.

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Jowett & Lewis Family Dentistry in Topeka, KS, excels in offering high-quality dentures, providing both functional and aesthetic solutions for those with missing teeth. Our expert team, including Dr. Jowett and Dr. Lewis, focuses on restoring smiles and enhancing oral health with personalized denture services.

Symptoms Indicating the Need for Dentures

You might consider dentures if you experience:

  • The loss of several or all teeth
  • Difficulty in chewing or speaking due to missing teeth
  • Facial sagging or changes in facial profile
  • Existing dentures that are loose, uncomfortable, or damaged

The Importance of Dentures

Dentures play a crucial role in:

  • Restoring the ability to chew and speak effectively
  • Enhancing the appearance of your smile and facial structure
  • Boosting self-confidence and improving the quality of life
  • Preventing the shifting of any remaining teeth

Treatment Process for Dentures

Our comprehensive denture services include:

  1. Initial Consultation: Assessing your dental health and discussing your specific needs and options.
  2. Dental Impressions: Taking precise impressions of your mouth to create custom-fit dentures.
  3. Denture Design: Collaborating with you to select the size, shape, and color of the denture teeth.
  4. Fitting and Adjustments: Ensuring a comfortable and secure fit for your new dentures.
  5. Follow-up Care: Providing guidance on denture care and making necessary adjustments.
  6. Long-Term Maintenance: Regular check-ups and maintenance to prolong the life of your dentures.
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Prevention and Care Tips

To extend the life of your dentures:

  • Maintain good oral hygiene, including daily cleaning of your dentures
  • Properly store dentures when not in use
  • Schedule regular dental checkups for adjustments and to monitor oral health

Outlook

With modern dentures, you can enjoy a natural-looking and fully functional smile. Regular maintenance and proper care are key to the longevity and comfort of your dentures.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Am I a candidate for dentures?

You may be a candidate for dentures if you have lost all your teeth due to damage, decay, gum disease, or extraction. You may also be a candidate for a partial denture if you are missing one or more teeth but still have natural teeth. To determine if you are an ideal candidate for dentures and what type of denture is right for your smile, schedule a consultation with one of our dentists at Jowett & Lewis Family Dentistry today.

What can I expect when getting dentures at Jowett & Lewis Family Dentistry?

When getting dentures at Jowett & Lewis Family Dentistry, you can expect a thorough evaluation of your mouth. To prepare for dentures, you may need to have any remaining damaged or decayed teeth extracted. If extractions are needed, you will need to wait until your mouth heals to proceed.

During your visit, we will take impressions of your mouth that we send to a dental lab for them to create a customized denture or partial denture that fits perfectly into your mouth. During the fabrication process, there may be one or more fitting appointments used to make adjustments so that the final product fits seamlessly.

What can I expect after getting dentures?

After getting dentures, you can expect a bit of an adjustment period while you get accustomed to your new teeth.  While the process is different for each person, it is common to begin by eating foods that are soft and easy to chew. As you become more comfortable with your dentures, you can progress to eating harder foods. You may also need to practice speaking clearly while wearing your dentures, either by reading out loud or having conversations with family members or friends.

Your dentist will provide you with information on how to properly care for your dentures. At a glance, you can expect to clean your dentures daily and remove them at night while you sleep. You should always store your dentures in water or denture solution to maintain their shape. Even with proper care, you can expect to have your dentures replaced every so often.

What Types of Dentures Are Available?

We offer a variety of dentures, including full, partial, fixed, and removable options, customized to meet your unique needs.

How Long Does It Take to Adjust to New Dentures?

Typically, adjusting to new dentures takes a few weeks. Our team is committed to providing guidance and support during this transition.

How Often Should Dentures Be Replaced?

Dentures generally last between 5 to 7 years. Regular check-ups are important to ensure they remain in good condition and fit correctly.

Restore Your Smile with Our Custom Denture Solutions

For top-quality denture services in Topeka, KS, turn to Jowett & Lewis Family Dentistry. Call us at 785-272-3864, whether you need new dentures or adjustments to your existing ones, and let us help you regain a confident and beautiful smile.