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Dr. James L. Schmidt & Associates

Dentures

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If you are contemplating the idea of dentures, or have just heard that they are a realistic solution for your needs, take a few words of good advice. What are those words? Simply put, they are “don’t panic”. Today’s dentures are nothing like those of twenty years ago, and at the dentist office of James Schmidt, DDS in St. Louis, MO, patients enjoy a wealth of different options.


The Variety in Dentures

As indicated, dentures are nothing like they once were, and if you are panicked at the idea of poorly fitting, obvious and unnatural looking “plates”, you can stop worrying. Instead, you can know that these appliances are some of the most modern, effective, natural-looking and comfortable options available. In our dental office, you can see the doctor as a restorative dentist and discuss:

  • Full and partial dentures
  • Implant supported dentures
  • Other restorations like dental implants, root canals, crowns and bridges

While a dental implant is going to be a remarkable option, if that is not possible due to issues like bone loss, budget limits or your desire for a simpler solution, then dentures are a wonderful thing. You may find you require them because disease, damage or age has cost you several teeth in any arch – or even all of them.

Why Dentures?

The dentures available will include the full sets for those who are without teeth in the upper or lower jaws, or both. You can also get partials if you have lost several teeth in a row on one arch. When you opt for implant supported dentures, you are combining two superior solutions that work together to support bone and gum tissue retention as well as offering full use of the jaw and teeth.

Our restorative dentist is going to be able to tell you just which solutions are ideal for your needs. It is important to remember, though, that dentures do more than just let you look “natural”. They also support the soft tissue of the face, helping to prevent any tooth loss from making you look prematurely aged. They also enable you to speak and eat like before. This is crucial to your mental and emotional well-being in addition to your overall health and fitness. Many patients are upset at large gaps in their smiles or entire sets of missing teeth. Getting a removal dental appliance or even one held in place with implants alleviates this upset.

Getting them is quite simple, though it can require multiple visits to our dental office. We begin with detailed molds of your teeth and specific measurements of your jaw and face. We then have custom dentures made in a lab and you return for a fitting. If any sizing is needed, we send them to the lab to complete the changes, and we keep at it until your appliance fits well, functions fully and looks great.

Restore Your Smile with Dentures

Now that you know a bit more about dentures, it is time to talk with a dentist in St. Louis about the treatment. Get in touch with us today by calling 314-968-7979 or by visiting our contact page. Read our FAQs to learn more about dentures. 

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  • I cannot express my gratitude for your contribution in changing my life. I have been unable to wear my dentures for many years. This caused serious adjustments in my eating habit, my physical appearance, and my self confidence. People made fun of me making faces when chewing the limited food I ate. I had given up simple things like steak, corn on the cob, salads, nuts and most of all, smiles. This may seem trivial to you, but this Christmas I plan on purchasing many pounds of mixed nuts. Every time I eat them I will give a silent thanks to you for helping make it possible to eat them. It has been about 10 years since I have been able to enjoy such simple things. People tell me I look 10 years younger and have a great smile. Your contribution may have been just another day at work for you. But an uplifting life change for me. Appreciation doesn’t describe how much this means to me. Thank you and may you be blessed as I have been.
    Ernie Copeland
  • Thirty three years ago I had crowns installed on several of my front teeth, for cosmetic reasons. This year I realized it was time for a change , I went to Dr. Schmidt for a consultation this spring, and today I cannot stop smiling. Dr. Schmidt replaced the existing crowns , added 4 existing crowns on top, and eight veneers on the bottom teeth. It took 4 painless procedures to give me the confidence to smile again.
    Kim
    Patient
  • I felt that my comfort and concerns were the most important issue at hand! Your entire office made me feel important instead of the other way around. Thank you. I have always feared the dentist and also have an irrational fear of loosing all my teeth like my parents. To all of you, thanks, for making me feel important today. Your professional and comforting office deserves to be commended.
    Robert D.
    Patient
  • Thank you for all of the work that you performed through the Donated Dental Services Program. Thank you for your continued Donated Dental Work. I greatly appreciate what you have done as well as what you have continued to do.
    Virginia
    Patient

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