Full & Partial Dentures At Meng Dentistry:
If you're struggling with missing teeth in Missoula, MT, you won't find a more perfect fit than Meng Dentistry. We specialize in taking care of all of your tooth replacement options from start to finish under one roof. We offer natural-looking custom-fit dentures and denture alternatives fabricated by board-certified prosthodontists in our in-house dental lab. Whether you need to replace one tooth or all of them, we'll help you find the right solution to restore your healthy smile and improve your quality of life.
Restore Your Smile With Partial & Complete Dentures
Dentures are artificial teeth attached to a gum-colored acrylic base or metal framework used to replace missing teeth. Full dentures take the place of a complete row (upper or lower arch) of natural teeth, fitting over the jawbone. Partial dentures replace as few as one lost tooth and clasp onto existing teeth for support. The size, shape, and color of the denture teeth, along with how well it fits, will all affect your ability to smile, speak, and eat.
A prosthodontist is the most qualified type of dentist to help you through the denture process. They have years of advanced training to certify them as specialists in treating patients with dental and facial problems that involve restoring missing teeth and jaw structures.
At Meng Dentistry, not only do we have board-certified prosthodontists waiting to help you find the perfect solution for your situation, but we also have our own dental lab. Having the specialists and the lab in the same location allows us to provide you with the high quality full & partial dentures that look, feel, and function more like your natural teeth. We offer complimentary consultations so you can learn more about full mouth tooth replacement with dentures (and full denture alternatives, like overdentures or dental implants) and find the right treatment solutions for your situation.
Benefits of Dentures:
Whether you’re considering dentures for the first time, or have been wearing them for years, many patients are interested in learning about other tooth replacement options that may be available to them. The two primary denture-alternatives for replacing missing teeth are bridges or dental implants. Both are considered fixed or permanent, as opposed to removable. A bridge replaces one to three missing teeth (in a row) by covering or capping the teeth on either side of the space with a dental crown and supporting a replacement tooth in between, like a bridge over the space. Dental implants can be used to replace anywhere from one tooth to a full set of teeth by anchoring replacement teeth permanently into the jawbone in a variety of customizable configurations, and are often considered the gold standard of tooth replacement.
With conventional dentures, supporting bone is lost over time (as much as 1/32 inch per year). This bone loss causes your dentures to loosen, making chewing difficult and irritating your gums. It’s important to come in for regular checkups with your prosthodontist so your denture can be adjusted, relined, rebased, or remade as needed to maximize its lifespan. Supporting the denture with implants greatly reduces, and in some cases stops the bone loss. Dental implants also greatly enhance the function of a denture. Studies have shown that complete dentures function at approximately 17% the efficiency of natural teeth at best, whereas an implant supported denture can restore to 50-75% of normal function.
At Meng Dentistry, we have in-house specialty dentists and our own dental lab on site, which allows us to offer high quality full or partial dentures at an affordable cost. It also means you get one total cost up front - transparent treatment plans with no hidden costs. Exact pricing for your treatment can only be determined after an exam with one of our highly trained and qualified dentists. The average cost of partial or full denture solutions can vary widely depending on the complexity of your case and whether additional procedures are needed. We offer free, no-obligation consultation, you’ll get one-on-one guidance from an experienced prosthodontist. We’ll work together to create your individual treatment plan, customized to meet your unique oral health needs and goals. No matter what your dental needs, we'll work with you to fit costs into your budget & most treatment costs can be spread over time with low monthly payments.