FAQs About Dentures

Tooth loss hinders the health and beauty of our smiles. According to the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, over 26% of people in the United States are missing all of their natural teeth. Without your teeth, eating and communicating can be difficult. Your Pella IA dentist, Dr. Jeffrey Allen, offers a solution for advanced tooth loss with dentures.

Dentures Frequently Asked Questions

Question: Why do I need dentures?
Answer: Without dentures, you may only be able to eat soft foods. A diet of purely soft foods denies your body proper nutritional intake, hurting your overall health. Missing teeth also make speaking clearly difficult and may cause embarrassment, which makes many people avoid social interaction.
Question: Does my Pella IA dentist offer partial dentures?
Answer: Yes. In some cases, patients with multiple missing teeth may not require a full set of dentures. Partial dentures consist of replacement teeth with metal clasps one each end. The clasps anchor your prosthetics into place, allowing you to eat and speak with ease. Made using impressions, partial dentures are custom-made for comfort and an esthetically pleasing appearance.
Question: What are implant dentures?
Answer: Implants are biocompatible titanium posts inserted directly into the jawbone. The implant secures your restoration for decades and helps prevent the loss of jawbone density often associated with missing teeth. Multiple implant posts can be placed and used to hold a full or partial set of fixed dentures.
Question: Will my dentures look natural?
Answer: Yes. Whether you select implant or removable dentures, we will design a set that blends seamlessly with your smile and reflects your unique facial structure. Using impressions and lifelike dental materials, you can obtain a full, beautiful smile. Your Pella IA dentist will provide you with the information necessary to protect and maintain your new dentures, as well.

About Dr. Jeffrey Allen:

Dr. Jeffrey Allen provides comfortable dental care to patients of all ages. To schedule an appointment, contact Allen Family Dentistry by calling (641) 628-1121. We are located on the west side of the historic town square in Pella, IA. Please see the map for directions.