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Dentures

A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissues. Dr. Greg Brownsberger offers 2 types of dentures, complete and partial dentures. Complete dentures are used when all the teeth are missing, while partials are used when some natural teeth remain.
Complete Dentures
Complete dentures can be either "conventional" or "immediate." Made after the teeth have been removed and the gum tissue has begun to heal, a conventional denture is ready for placement in the mouth about 8 to 12 weeks after the teeth have been removed.
Unlike conventional dentures, immediate dentures are made in advance and can be positioned as soon as the teeth are removed. As a result, the wearer does not have to be without teeth during the healing period. However, bones and gums shrink over time, especially during the healing period following tooth removal. Therefore, a disadvantage of immediate dentures compared with conventional dentures is that they require more adjustments to fit properly during the healing process and generally should only be considered a temporary solution until conventional dentures can be made.
Partial Dentures
A removable partial denture or bridge usually consists of replacement teeth attached to a pink or gum-colored plastic base, which is sometimes connected by metal framework that holds the denture in place in the mouth. Partials are used when one or more teeth that are natural remain in the upper or lower jaw. A fixed bridge replaces one or more teeth by placing crowns on the teeth on either side of the space and attaching artificial teeth to them. This "bridge" is then cemented into place. Not only do partials fill in the spaces created by missing teeth, it prevents other teeth from changing position. A precision partial is removable and has internal attachments rather than clasps that attach to the adjacent crowns. This is a more natural-looking appliance.

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Dr. Greg Brownsberger
3901 Beck Rd
Saint Joseph, MO 64506
Phone: (816) 232-0081
Additional Phone: (816) 396-8261
Email: PCSPORTSMOMDLB@YAHOO.COM
In Business Since 1992

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Mon - Tue: 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Wed: Closed
Thu - Fri: 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Sat - Sun: Closed
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