Full & Partial Dentures in Bridgeton, MO

Happy couple wearing dentures in Bridgeton, MOAre you considering replacing missing teeth with high-quality dentures near Bridgeton, MO?

What do you imagine when you think of dentures? Perhaps the first image to come to your mind is that of unnaturally white, blocky teeth set into vivid pink gums – nothing you would ever want!

We have fantastic news for you. Dentures, one of the most cost-effective and popular options for replacing missing teeth, have been completely made over in recent years. Dentures now appear extremely natural and realistic. Additionally, they fit comfortably and securely in your mouth, preventing worry about embarrassing “slips.” Today’s dentures are a far cry from your grandfather’s "false teeth." Your dentist in Bridgeton, MO would have it no other way!

Custom Dentures by Dr. Kevin Burgdorf DDS

Each denture and partial is individually customized to fit the unique needs of every patient. Our dental office knows that both aesthetics and a proper fit are crucial. We have a close professional relationship with the lab that creates our removable prosthetics. This allows Dr. Burgdorf to discuss the details of each patient’s case with the technician who will be actually fabricating the dentures. What this means for you is a shorter turn-around time on your dentures so that you can have your new teeth even faster.

How to Care for Dentures 

Proper denture care is an important part of owning full or partial dentures. Using the right cleaners and products will extend the life of your dentures and partials and keep them fitting properly.

Man eating apple with dentures in Bridgeton, MOTo keep your dentures in great shape, follow these five main steps:

  1. Only clean your dentures with approved cleaners and brushes (we’ll provide you with a list of appropriate products to use). Regular brushes and toothpaste can be too abrasive for dentures and may cause to finish to become scratched, affecting the appearance and creating a place for bacteria to thrive.
  2. Wash, rinse, or soak your dentures in cool to lukewarm water only. Hot water will soften the material of your denture and cause it to lose its shape.
  3. Clean your dentures as directed every single day. This will prevent the buildup of plaque (yes, dentures can build up plaque!) and keep your dentures looking good and your breath fresh.
  4. Whenever your dentures are out of your mouth, keep them in their protective case with water. Allowing your dentures to dry out can cause them to warp.
  5. Be very careful to protect your dentures from falls. If you do happen to drop your dentures, bring them to us immediately so we can check them for any damage. Although you may not notice any apparent damage, your dentures or partials could be knocked out of alignment and be damaged internally. Failing to fix them could cause bacterial growth, or your dentures may rub incorrectly against your gums, leading to sores and other problems.

Restore Missing Teeth at Our Bridgeton Dentist Office

Are you ready to learn more about dentures, partials, and other tooth-replacement options? Contact our Bridgeton dentist office today at (314) 291-9000 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Kevin Burgdorf, DDS. We are only a few minutes away from the Hazelwood, Champ, Earth City and Maryland Heights areas!