Dr. Travis Howard offers denture services that look and feel like your natural teeth. Patients in Paola, Kansas and the surrounding Miami County area can visit Dr. Howard at Paola Family Dentistry for full and partial dentures.
At first, it can take a little time to get used to having the dentures in your mouth. This can last about a week but soon your tongue, lips, and cheeks will quickly adapt and the dentures will feel more natural. Most dentures are custom-made to fit your mouth to ensure a natural, life-like appearance. New dentures that have been fitted properly provide support to your lips by giving your face and smile a more natural appearance. This natural look extends to having acrylic fibers throughout, so it looks like real gum tissue. There are also options in the different shapes and sizes with shading and blending that mimics natural tooth enamel.
There are many different types of dentures. Partial dentures are used when there are only a few teeth missing. In comparison, complete dentures are a full mouth replacement. Partial dentures attach to the natural teeth that are still present while complete dentures will rest on the gums that cover the jawbones. Both types of dentures are usually attached using dental implants.
Dr. Howard enjoys creating natural looking teeth unique to each of his many denture patients. Whether you are looking to replace an old, worn out denture, or you have come to the point where you are considering a first-time denture or partial, Dr. Howard can provide experienced answers. Unlike other dentists or clinics, Dr. Howard personally creates the smile and fit that is crucial to ensure a successful outcome for you, the patient. His multi-stage approach starts with an impression of the teeth to achieve high quality complete or partial dentures. Dr. Howard uses the Accudent™ system to create a highly accurate impression to begin your treatment. Next, information is gathered about your facial profile and your desired look for the final denture. This allows us to achieve a comfortable prosthesis, with a superior aesthetic result to give you the beautiful smile you desire.
At Paola Family Dentistry, we accept most major PPO (Preferred Provider Organization) insurances. We will file all PPO insurance claims as a courtesy to you, and all applicable copays and deductibles will be owed at the time of service. This is a list of some of the major insurances we accept. If you do not see your PPO insurance listed here, please feel free to call our office to confirm. Even if we are not contracted with your PPO insurance, we will still file the claim for you! If you do not have insurance, or your insurance is not a PPO plan, check out our Dental Membership Solution! Please Note: For Cigna, we only accept Cigna DPPO.
"Not only does Dr. Howard have a fantastic office, but he provides the best dental care that you could ask for. I would highly recommend him."
"Very gentle and caring. Also very knowledgeable. Already made another appointment to get started on my dental care with him. Five stars all the way!"
"Friendly and consultative staff led by one of the most genuine Doctors I have met. "
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