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Dental Care you Can Trust

If you are not 100% happy with your smile, contact Chesterfiled Family Dental today to schedule a consultation so we can help you onto the right path to the smile you want!

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Nice, clean place everyone are very friendly. The doctor always done a great job. I have been there for many years…!
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All staff members are very nice. I came in after having neck surgery. Range of motion wasn’t normal for me. They worked on it to make sure I was comfortable and not in pain. Will be going back again.
Ray N.
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From the front office to the Dentist, the experience was awesome. Everyone took their time to help and thoroughly explain all details. This was my first visit and now I have a great dental facility!!

Am I a Candidate for Dentures?

candidate for denturesAre you missing teeth? One or two in the back might not be a big deal, but if you are missing teeth to the point where you are having trouble biting and chewing, then it might be time to consider doing something about the problem. You could be a candidate for dentures.

Are Dentures the Best Choice?

So, now that you are thinking about dentures, you might be asking yourself, are they really the best choice, and if so, what type of dentures should I consider?

This depends on a variety of conditions. If you are asking “Am I a candidate for dentures?” then we will assume that you have ruled out dental implants. This is either because of the cost or because you simply do not like the idea of having a permanent prosthesis installed in your mouth. Now what you have to do is consider the different types of dentures that are available to you.

Types of Dentures

As a potential candidate for dentures, you will need to consider how many teeth you are missing. If it is just a few, partial dentures could be the right solution. Obviously, if all of your teeth are missing, you will need full dentures.

The type of dentures that you will choose will depend to a great extent on the overall health of your teeth. Sometimes, people simply end up fishing out of the bad end of the gene pool – these are the people who come to us at Chesterfield Family Dental in Springfield, saying “I inherited my mother’s teeth – she lost all of them while she was in her 30s.” There’s not much that can be done in cases like that, except to extract the remaining, unhealthy teeth, and fit the patient for full dentures.

On the other hand, if it does not look as though you will lose more teeth any time soon, you could consider a partial denture. So, if you are asking yourself,
“Am I a candidate for dentures,” make sure to also ask yourself what kind of dentures you think you might need.

Dental Implants

Of course the better course of action is dental implants, if you can afford them and do not have a problem with permanent prosthesis. Dental implants work and look just like your own teeth. Of course not everyone can afford implants, and some people simply do not like them.  If that sounds like you, then you are probably a better candidate for dentures.

Contact Our Dentures Dentist in Springfield

Would you like to know more about ways of replacing missing teeth, and find out if you are a candidate for dentures? Contact us at Chesterfield Family Dental, in Springfield, MO, 417-888-0771. To learn more about dentures, read our other pages: dentures overview, the benefits of dentures and learn if you are a candidate for dentures.

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I am always excited to go to the dentist now that I go to Chesterfield Family Dental. They always answer any questions I have and are so friendly and nice. I am always so comfortable here, which is saying alot because I have peridontal disease and the treatment for it doesn't always feel so great, but when Im here, the hygenist makes me forget all about it!
Salina J.
The staff is so warm and welcoming from the moment you walk in the door. Even though my son is a bit apprehensive about going to the dentist since he had to have four teeth pulled in the past, he is still always happy to see them. Dr. Buzbee and his staff are so great and patient with him. He leaves with a smile on his face and no cavities!
Julie C.
I have been a patient of Dr. Buzbee for as long as I can remember. The Staff at Chesterfield Family Dental is always greet you when you walk in and they seem to know everyone by name. The care you get for the staff is always great and all seem to be the best of the best at what they do. I have always recommend anyone I know to go see them and will continue to do so in the future.
Andrew G.

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Meet The Doctor
Dr. Roger D. Buzbee

Dr. Roger D. Buzbee graduated from University of Missouri at Kansas City School of Dentistry. He began in private practice as a Springfield dentist in 1988. In 2000 he began attending the Las Vegas Institute of Cosmetic Studies (LVI), where he became a full mouth graduate.