In last week’s blog, we talked about how dental bridges address minor tooth loss. But what if you have lost most of your teeth, or all of them? In these cases, we may recommend dentures for our Liberty, MO, patients suffering from tooth loss.

The Long-Term Impact of Tooth Loss

When we lose several teeth, we may develop problems eating. As we’re forced to subsist on mainly soft food, our bodies are deprived of essential nutrients and overall health suffers. In other cases, people with advanced tooth loss experience trouble speaking clearly. Finally, as the body stops supplying calcium and phosphorus to the jawbone around the missing teeth, the jawbone dissolves and leads to a greater risk of a prematurely aged appearance.

How Do Dentures Work?

Dentures are custom-made prosthetics designed to address advanced cases of tooth loss. A partial addresses multiple missing teeth spread out across the arch. We recommend them for people that haven’t lost enough teeth to warrant a complete denture. The prosthetic contains new teeth, an acrylic base that mimics the appearance of gum tissue, and metal clasps that attach to the remaining natural teeth. For those with complete tooth loss, we offer a full denture. The prosthetic contains a full row of teeth, an acrylic base, and will be held in place with natural suction.

Implant Dentistry

While removable dentures restore our smile’s appearance and ability to eat, we also offer implant-retained options. Instead of relying on metal clasps or natural suction, we insert multiple dental implants into the jaw. The custom-made prosthetic is attached and secured. Since dental implants stimulate the growth of jawbone tissue, this prevents the onset of an aged appearance. If you have any questions about replacing missing teeth or our custom-made dental prosthetics, then contact our team today. Let’s enjoy a full and beautiful smile in 2019!


At Bailey Dental Care, we’re ready to help you enjoy a full and healthy smile once again. To learn more about our general and restorative treatments, or our custom-made prosthetics, then schedule a consultation, call Bailey Dental Care in Liberty, MO, today at (816) 452-9700.