Wedgewood Dental

Linda K. Westmoreland , DDS

Cosmetic & General Dentistry located in Rolla, MO & Salem, MO

Custom dentures are more than artificial teeth. They're one of the most cost-effective ways to restore both your smile and your confidence. Linda K. Westmoreland, DDS, of Wedgewood Dental is an expert when it comes to fitting and making dentures. Located in Rolla, Missouri, the experienced team is ready to help you look and feel your best again with a denture option that’s right for your lifestyle. Call today or schedule your consultation online.

Dentures Q & A

Are there different types of dentures?

Wedgewood Dental offers a variety of all-in-one treatment options for men and women of all ages. From the preliminary consultation to completed dentures, or denture relining, you'll enjoy only the highest quality materials and service. Your denture options include:

  • Metal framework partial dentures
  • Acrylic partial dentures
  • Dental implants and crowns
  • Denture relines
  • Soft denture liners

Another option may be an implant-supported denture. While most dentures sit on top of the gum, an implant-supported denture snaps onto a dental implant, making it very secure. This may be a good option if your bone is healthy enough to support a dental implant, which is attached directly to the jaw bone.

Your denturist at Wedgewood Dental can make adjustments and changes along the way to ensure the ideal fit and most aesthetically pleasing finished product.

Are immediate dentures right for me?

If you're in need of full dentures because you've lost your teeth due to decay, illness, or injury, you could be a perfect candidate for immediate dentures. Immediate dentures offer you the benefit and convenience of never having to be without teeth. Be aware, though, that as your mouth heals from the loss of your natural teeth and immediate denture inserts, your dentures require relining to ensure the most comfortable and accurate fit over time.

Are partial dentures a better choice for me?

Partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain. The most common type of partials has a cast metal frame. If you're a well-suited candidate, Dr. Westmoreland takes measurements of your jaw and makes models of your mouth so she can construct your new dentures in the lab as efficiently as possible. Partial dentures with metal frames securely anchor to your existing teeth and stay in place without the use of dental adhesives.

Acrylic partial dentures are a less expensive option for tooth replacement; however, they're also less durable than metal ones. They are typically used to replace front teeth as a temporary solution while Dr. Westmoreland constructs permanent partials or bridges.

Call Wedgewood Dental today or schedule a denture consultation online to learn more about your options.