Dentures in Bowling Green, KY

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At Cox Family Dentistry in Bowling Green, KY, we take great pride in offering exceptional denture services to our patients. With a focus on attention to detail and a commitment to customization, our experienced team is dedicated to providing dentures that fit comfortably, look natural, and restore your smile’s functionality.

What are Dentures?

Dentures are removable dental appliances that are an excellent solution for individuals who have lost their teeth. Dentures are a full set of plastic teeth embedded in acrylic, made to fit over your dental ridges. They are custom-designed to fit comfortably in your mouth and provide a natural-looking smile.

Types of Dentures

We offer different types of dentures to suit your specific needs and preferences. Our dental professionals will work closely with you to determine the most suitable option for oral health and lifestyle.

Full Dentures

Full dentures, or complete dentures, are recommended for patients who are missing all of their natural teeth in either the upper or lower arch or both. Full dentures restore your ability to bite, chew, and speak properly and are designed to resemble the appearance of natural teeth closely.

Partial Dentures

Partial dentures are an excellent option for patients who are missing several teeth but still have some natural teeth remaining. These dentures are designed to fill in the gaps created by missing teeth, restoring your smile’s aesthetics and functionality and helping prevent the shifting and misalignment of your remaining natural teeth.

Implant-Supported Dentures

For patients seeking a more stable and secure solution, we offer implant-supported dentures. These dentures are attached to dental implants, which are surgically placed in your jawbone for maximum stability.

Why Does Someone Need Dentures?

Dentures offer an effective solution for individuals who experience tooth loss due to various reasons. If you still have damaged or unhealthy teeth after trying all other restorative options, dentures could be the best solution for you. Here are some common reasons why someone might need dentures:

  • Tooth Loss: Dentures are a suitable option for individuals who have lost one or more teeth due to decay, gum disease, trauma, or aging.
  • Improved Chewing and Speaking: Missing teeth can make it challenging to bite into and chew food properly, as well as affect your ability to pronounce certain words. Dentures help restore the functionality of your mouth.
  • Enhanced Aesthetics: Gaps in your smile caused by missing teeth can impact your self-confidence and how you perceive your appearance.
  • Preserving Facial Structure: Teeth provide support to your facial structure. When teeth are lost, it can lead to facial sagging and a sunken appearance.
  • Restoring Self-Confidence: Missing teeth can affect your self-esteem and social interactions.
  • Improving Oral Health: Dentures not only replace missing teeth but also contribute to better oral health. They facilitate proper chewing and help maintain the alignment of your jaw and remaining teeth.

The Denture Process

  1. Initial Consultation: During your initial consultation, our dental professionals will evaluate your oral health, discuss your concerns and goals, and determine if dentures are the right teeth replacement solution for you. We will explain the various denture options available and answer any questions you may have.
  2. Impressions and Measurements: To create dentures that fit your mouth perfectly, we will take precise impressions and measurements of your gums, jaw, and remaining teeth. This ensures that your dentures are custom-made to provide optimal comfort and functionality.
  3. Custom Fabrication: Using the impressions and measurements, our skilled dental laboratory technicians will craft your dentures with meticulous attention to detail. They will work closely with our team to ensure that the shape, color, and size of the dentures are tailored to your unique specifications.
  4. Fitting and Adjustments: Once your dentures are ready, we will schedule a fitting appointment. During this visit, we will place the dentures in your mouth and make any necessary adjustments to ensure a proper fit and optimal comfort. We will also provide you with instructions on how to care for your dentures and maintain good oral hygiene.
  5. Follow-up Care: After receiving your dentures, we recommend scheduling follow-up appointments to monitor your progress, address any concerns, and make additional adjustments. We aim to ensure dentures continue to fit well and function properly, providing a long-lasting and comfortable solution for missing teeth.

Alternative Treatments at Cox Family Dentistry

At Cox Family Dentistry, we understand dentures may not be the ideal solution for everyone. We offer a range of alternative treatments to address missing teeth and restore your smile.

  • Tooth Extractions: In cases where a tooth is severely decayed, damaged, or causing significant oral health issues, tooth extraction may be necessary.
  • Root Canal Therapy: When a tooth is infected or has deep decay, root canal therapy can often save the natural tooth from extraction.
  • Dental Bridges: Dental bridges are a fixed prosthetic option for replacing one or more missing teeth. Bridges are designed to blend seamlessly with your natural teeth, restoring your smile’s aesthetics and functionality.
  • Dental Implants: Dental Implants are titanium posts surgically placed into the jawbone, acting as artificial tooth roots. Once the implants integrate with the bone, custom-made dental crowns, bridges, or dentures can be attached to them, providing a durable and natural-looking tooth replacement option.

Teeth Replacement in Bowling Green, KY

At Cox Family Dentistry, Dr. Cox and his team are dedicated to helping you restore your smile, regain your confidence, and improve your oral health. If you are considering dentures as a solution for missing teeth, we encourage you to schedule an appointment at Cox Family Dentistry in Bowling Green, KY.