Custom-made dentures may be a good option if you need to replace most or all of your teeth. Removable dentures can renew your appearance and allow you to speak and eat with ease. Led by Dr. Brett Cotham, our team of expert dentists can provide either full or partial removable dentures for patients in Joplin, MO. Full dentures can replace your whole upper arch, lower arch, or both while partial dentures leave your remaining teeth to act as support. At 32nd Street Dental, we will help you decide whether full or partial dentures match your needs and then have them custom made to look beautiful and natural. Schedule a consultation with our office to learn more about full and partial dentures.
"Dr. James M Lewis, AND his staff AT 32nd Street Dental - BEST DENTIST OFFICE IN JOPLIN, MO. Theres no question. Dr. James M Lewis, and his staff at 32nd Street Dental - BEST DENTIST OFFICE in JOPLIN, MO. Theres NO question. That IS just A fact. I have been through three dentists here IN Joplin since I moved TO Missouri five years ago. I thought I was going TO need dentures, so I ended up AT Dr. Lewis office after two other Joplin dentists tried to get me into those corporate cookie cutter denture factories (as I call them), and I did not want cheap dentures. I knew from watching my mother and my brother suffer through low quality dentures, that I would NOT call an 800 number for my teeth and that any dentist that tried to get me to, is no longer my dentist. After asking around at work, I got pointed to 32nd Street Dental. I heard lots of good things: they can and do make the best dentures in the Joplin, MO area, the staff and the dentist (Dr. Lewis) are wonderful people, its a dental office that treats you well, shoots you straight, and does the highest quality dentistry in the Joplin area.... I was sold, and to this day am glad that I decided to ask around at work when I needed to find a good dentist. I have THE BEST dentist, not only in Joplin, MO, but in my opinion he is the best dentist that I have ever had in my 62 years on this earth. His staff are about the sweetest ladies you will ever meet and Dr. Lewis is straight forward, and damn good at what he does. Not only did he offer me custom built high quality denture solutions for my my problems I knew that I had going on in my mouth, but he also gave me a second option: porcelain veneers. I took option two, thanks to the financing that 32nd Street Dental offered me combined with my work covered dental plan. I now have the best smile that I have ever had in my entire life, a beautiful girlfriend soon to be my wife, and a much better life than I ever imagined it would be when I moved here to Joplin a few years back. Dr. Lewis and those kind ladies have changed my life for the better forever in ways that I had never imagined at trip to the dentist office for some quality dentures would. If you want to find quality dentistry in Joplin, MO, there is only one place you go: 32nd Street Dental, Dr. James M Lewis! Oh yeah, I also have to mention.... try using their website: 32ndStreetDental.com. Wow that is a neat setup! You can book online, confirm your appointments, you can just do it all!! Plus they send you automated text messages the day of your appointment or night before, I cant remember I am old, but they make sure you remember FOR you!! Such an amazing experience visiting Dr. Lewis AND the ladies, every TIME. I had TO GET ON this computer AND say THANK YOU 32ND STREET DENTAL, THANK YOU DR. LEWIS, THANK YOU ROBBIE, CANDY, JODIE, AND ALL ELSE THAT WORK THERE!!! YOU MAKE GOING TO THE DENTIST A TOTALLY DIFFERENT EXPERIENCE THAN I IMAGINE MOST ANYONE IS USED TO. Thank you FOR my new life made possible because OF my new smile. It truly means so much, you folks ARE fantastic. See you IN A few months. - Clay"- C. M / RateABiz / Dec 01, 2016
Best Candidates for Dentures
You may be a candidate for custom dentures if you have lost most or all of your teeth, but your jawbone and gums are strong and healthy. If you have natural teeth, these may either be extracted for a full denture or kept with a partial denture. In your appointment with one of our talented dentists, they will examine your condition and give you your options based on your needs and goals.
What To Expect for Dentures
If needed, one of our dentists will extract any natural teeth before taking oral impressions, which will be used to craft your custom dentures. Partial dentures will be tinted to match your natural teeth for a seamless result. Once your full or partial dentures are finished, we will adjust them to be comfortable. We will also discuss methods to care for your custom dentures.
Follow-Up for Dentures
It will probably take some time before your new dentures feel comfortable, but it should eventually be easier to eat and speak normally. If your dentures feel loose, return to 32nd Street Dental to have your dentures adjusted. At home, you will need to keep your dentures clean by brushing them twice every day. Whenever you remove your dentures, they should be soaked to avoid drying out. Continue to schedule annual exams and bi-annual cleanings at 32nd Street Dental so our team can watch the wear and fit of your custom denture and the health of your jaw and gums. We will let you know if your dentures should be repaired or replaced, but with good care, your dentures should last for a long time.
Dentures Insurance Coverage
If you have dental insurance, part of the cost of your dentures will probably be covered. A member of our team will contact your dental insurance company to figure out your coverage and out-of-pocket responsibilities. In your first appointment with our experienced team, we will personalize your treatment plan so your dentures fit both your needs and budget. To assist with making your treatment more affordable, whether you have dental insurance or not, 32nd Street Dental accepts many forms of payment, including medical financing.
Plan Your Procedure
Regain your confidence to eat and speak when your teeth are restored with custom removable dentures. Our team is proud to create custom-made removable full and partial dentures for our patients in Joplin, MO. Learn about how removable dentures can give you back your smile by scheduling a consultation at 32nd Street Dental.