Dentures

Tenth Street Dental

Kevin J. Welch, DDS

Dentist located in Indianapolis, IN

Custom-made dentures are more than prosthetic devices. They give you back your smile, helping you speak, chew, and feel like yourself again. Tenth Street Dental's Kevin J. Welch, DDS, is an expert when it comes to fitting and making dentures. Located in Indianapolis, Indiana, the knowledgeable team can help you look and feel like yourself again with the right denture option for your needs. Call or schedule a consultation online today.

Dentures Q & A

What denture options are available?

The expert cosmetic dentists and licensed denturists at Tenth Street Dental offer a range of complete treatment options for men and women of all ages. From the first appointment to the final set of dentures, or denture relining and repairs, this expert team offers the highest quality materials and overall experience. Denture options at Tenth Street Dental include: 

  • Metal framework partial dentures
  • Acrylic partial dentures
  • Dental implants and crowns
  • Denture relines
  • Soft denture liners
  • Implant-supported dentures

The licensed denturists at Tenth Street Dental construct all of their dentures on location in their dental labs. This is a great advantage, as you can see your dentures throughout the process. From start to finish, your denturist can monitor and alter the look and feel of your dentures to make sure you end up with a smile you're proud to show off.

What are immediate dentures?

You might be a prime candidate for immediate dentures if you've lost your teeth as a result of illness, injury, or decay, and need full dentures. Immediate dentures mean you never have to be without teeth. Keep in mind, though, that immediate dentures do not have a "try on" period and can take some time to feel normal. They need to be regularly relined to ensure a continued, comfortable fit.

Are partial dentures the right choice for me?

Unlike full dentures, which replace all of your natural teeth, partial dentures only replace missing teeth. The team at Tenth Street Dental measures your jaw and makes molds of your mouth. Then the lab constructs your new dentures as precisely as possible. Partial dentures with metal frames securely anchor to your existing teeth and stay in place without the use of dental adhesives.

Acrylic partial dentures are less expensive than metal ones but don’t last as long. Acrylic partials are usually a temporary solution for missing front teeth while the dentist makes permanent partials or bridges.

What’s the difference between traditional implants and mini implants?

Mini dental implants (MDI) offer a non-surgical alternative to traditional implants without major surgery. MDIs use the same structure of traditional implants, only in a smaller form. The titanium post attaches below your gum, into your bone, securing your replacement tooth.

Sometimes, traditional implants require several months of preparation before use, including possible bone grafts and surgery. Tenth Street Dental places your MDI in one appointment with only a local anesthetic and no stitches. Without recovery time, you’re using your new crown, bridge, or denture as soon as you leave the office.

Tenth Street Dental suggests MDIs for:

  • Fresher breath
  • Clearer speech
  • Lower cost
  • Comfortable fit
  • Easier biting and chewing

MDIs are a good option if you don’t have enough bone support for traditional dental implants. Speak with the dental professionals at Tenth Street Dental for more information about if MDIs are a good option for you.

Can my dentures be repaired?

The licensed denturists at Tenth Street Dental offer a wide range of denture repairs in just a couple hours, or even while you wait. Denture repairs take place on-site.

Schedule your dental consultation with Tenth Street Dental online or call today.