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for Happy Smiles

Family Dentist in Wichita, Kansas

Dentures are a common method of replacing missing teeth—especially after tooth extractions. Dr. Kristyn Barker helps make your smile happy and whole again with her expert dental services.

Prior to the extraction, our dental team makes impressions of your teeth and gums to create an accurate model. This model is then sent to the denture manufacturer to be finished. The manufacturer will ensure the denture fits by shaping the acrylic materials to look like your natural gums and teeth. Once the dentures are finished, Dr. Barker will bring you back in for a fitting. Dentures allow patients to reclaim a natural smile and self-confidence. Lastly, Smiles by Design offers both full and partial treatments depending on the needs of the patient.

Facts About Dental Prosthetics

  • The need is common. Nearly one in five people in the U.S. wear some form of dental prosthetic.
  • A partial is to replace one or a couple of teeth. A partial is removable.
  • You still have to brush and care for your dental prosthetic. Proper cleaning will prevent a buildup of candida in your mouth.
  • Properly cared for, your dental prosthetics should last for five to seven years before they need to be replaced.

To learn more about our Wichita dentistry services, please contact Dr. Kristyn Barker, DDS for a consultation. Our friendly family dentist and staff look forward to meeting you!

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