Full Dentures Can Return Your Smile!

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When you lose most of your teeth, you can lose your smile and eventually, experience major changes in your facial structure. To restore your smile and enjoy better function and health, we could recommend a lifelike set of complete dentures. In today’s blog, your Des Moines, IA, dentist discusses our full dentures!

The Dangers of Your Missing Teeth

When you lose a significant number of your natural teeth, the gaps could complicate how easily you can speak, and also make eating problematic too. In fact, you could find your favorite foods out of reach, and your nutritional intake limited. The pressure on your jaw joints and bits balance could lead to TMJ disorder and bruxism (chronic teeth grinding), and a host of uncomfortable symptoms as a result. Finally, the body will divert key nutrients away from the jawbone missing tooth roots. Without these nutrients, the bone tissue degrades. This loss of mass and density means further tooth loss and for many, an aged appearance

Crafting a Custom Set of Dentures

A set of dentures can help return function and beauty to your smile. We begin by addressing any underlying oral health issues behind your tooth loss. Afterward, we take detailed images and measurements with digital scanning technology. The information is then used in a lab setting to design and craft a set of dentures. Your prosthetic will contain an acrylic base that looks like gum tissues, and a full set of ceramic teeth. Not only is ceramic strong, but the material contains stain-resistant properties, and can be color-matched to blend with your smile.

Removable or Implant Support

With removable dentures, the set is held in place with suction or the use of an adhesive, and will require removal for soaking and cleaning. They tend to last about 5 to 10 years. However, with dental implants we have posts that act as new roots, inserted into the jawbone. We attach the prosthetic to them, and they remain fixed in place. They can prevent the loss of mass and density in the jawbone, and allow your new teeth to last for decades or possibly even a lifetime. We can help decide which is the best option for your smile, so you can enjoy a fully functional and beautiful smile again.

If you have any questions about our custom-made prosthetics, whether removable or implant supported, then contact our team today to learn more. A full smile is possible again!


We would like to help you find the right solution for your tooth loss. To find out more about treating major tooth loss with a lifelike dental prosthetic, then please contact your Des Moines, IA, dentist, Dr. Burds, by calling 515-244-9565.