best Dentures in Des Moines

What are Dentures?

Dentures are an appliance that is inserted in the mouth to fill space and provides support for the cheeks and lips. They are made of acrylic and can be fabricated in a couple of different ways.

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​An immediate denture is fabricated and inserted immediately after the teeth are extracted and the tissues or gums can heal under the denture. After the tissues have healed a conventional denture is made.

Upper dentures have acrylic flesh colored portion that covers the palate (roof of the mouth). A lower denture will be shaped more like a horseshoe and leave room for the tongue.

Most teeth of the denture are made of plastic, porcelain or a combination thereof. It is also possible to attach a complete denture to dental implants to allow for an even more secure fit of the appliance.

It is common for dentures over a time to wear and need to be replaced or relined in order to keep the jaw alignment normal. Bone and gum ridges recede or shrink due to the extraction of the teeth and this creates the alignment to also slowly change. Routine dental examinations are still important to make sure the oral tissues are checked for disease or any changes.

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Beth Wright

I’ve been going to Dr. Gleichman at Dental Associates for over 15 years now. He and the rest of the staff are very knowledgeable and up to date on new techniques. They are very good at explaining everything in terms anyone can understand they are all very polite and caring. I’d recommend highly.


I've been going to Dental Associates for decades. Love my hygienist. She is so skilled at cleaning my teeth. My dentist is thorough and friendly. Great place to go to take care of your dental needs.

Bud Price

We moved to Des Moines last year and our son recommended Dr. Quick. We are so glad he did? At 73, I needed extensive work. The procedures were painless, and the costs more than fair. We love the staff, especially Dr. Quick 😁

Michelle Huenecke

Always a great experience, I have been going here for 10 plus years and my experience with the whole staff has always been extraordinary! Great place for your dental health.

David James

Nikki did a 10 out of 10 as always. I make a point to share with her that she is good at what she does and makes me feel comfortable as a patient.

Beth Damm

I look forward to my visits at Dental Associates. Friendly, professional and personal service. They take all of the extra precautions to keep their staff and patients safe and well.

David McVicker

I called for an emergency appt this morning due to a broken tooth and was gotten in promptly. Professional and friendly dental care as always. I really like this team. I would add that masks are required and the patient is responsible for bringing their own which is how it should be in my opinion.

Judy Prunty

I had a very good checkup with Dr. Quick. His hygienist was very good and gentle. Dr. Quick was very thorough as always. Great dentist!

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