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Restore Your Smile with Custom Dentures

Missing some or all of your teeth can negatively impact your health and quality of life. Without a full set of natural teeth, everyday activities like eating, speaking clearly, and smiling confidently can become challenging. However, there is a solution. With custom-crafted full or partial dentures from our caring team at Tharp, Klaus & Kelly in Jackson, MO, you can restore your smile’s function and aesthetics. 


Our experienced denturists will listen attentively to your needs and preferences to design comfortable, natural-looking dentures tailored just for you. With quality craftsmanship and materials, your new dentures will be practically indistinguishable from real teeth while giving you the confidence to enjoy life again. Call our office at 601-939-4100 to schedule your consultation.

At Tharp, Klaus, & Kelly Dental Clinic we offer high-quality, yet affordable denture solutions and are in network with many leading insurance companies.

What are Full and Partial Dentures?

Full and partial dentures are removable appliances that replace missing teeth and restore your smile. If you have lost all or some of your natural teeth, dentures can give you back the confidence to eat and speak without worry.


Full dentures are used when all of the teeth in the upper and/or lower jaw have been lost. The base of the denture is custom-made to fit your mouth and attach to your gums, while the teeth are set in a natural-looking arrangement. 

Partial dentures have a metal framework and clasps that connect to your remaining natural teeth. They can fill in spaces where only a few teeth are missing.

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Dentures of Every Size and Shape

Dentures are not one-size-fits-all. Our Jackson, MO office creates dentures in many shapes and sizes to replace anything from a single tooth to a whole set. The type of denture we recommend will depend on factors like:


  • Number of missing teeth
  • Location of missing teeth
  • Condition of remaining teeth and tissues
  • Facial structure and musculature

For example, patients missing just a tooth or two may do well with a small partial denture that uses clasps to anchor adjacent teeth. Those with no remaining natural teeth will need full dentures for the upper and/or lower arches. Patients with shifting teeth over time may opt for implant-supported dentures for a secure, lasting fit.


Our experienced denturists examine the unique characteristics of your smile to decide the optimal tooth replacement solution. We use standard and premium denture materials to cater to every patient’s budget.

The Noticeable Benefits of Dentures

Replacing missing teeth with dentures brings many benefits beyond just an improved appearance:

Improved Chewing and Digestion

Having properly aligned teeth enables effective chewing. This allows you to enjoy a varied, nutritious diet for better digestive health. Missing teeth can lead to changes in eating habits and poor nutrition. Dentures help prevent this.

Clearer Speech

Teeth play an important role in speech. When they’re missing, the lips, tongue, and cheeks lose their anchorage. This can cause mumbling, lisping, or lack of clarity while speaking. Dentures restore this anchorage for clearer pronunciation.

Natural Facial Structure

Losing teeth allows the mouth to cave in and facial muscles to sag. This ages your appearance. Dentures fill out the facial contour to restore a youthful profile.

Confidence and Happiness

Beautiful, functional teeth improve more than just health and appearance – they also boost social confidence and self-image. Patients who invest in dentures report feeling happier with their smiles.


In Jackson, MO, we craft premium dentures to help patients realize all these quality-of-life benefits. With regular dental visits for adjustment and maintenance, dentures should serve you well for five to seven years or more.

Frequently Asked Questions

The process begins with an initial consultation to discuss your needs and expectations. We then take impressions of your mouth and bite to create custom models. Multiple fittings may be required to ensure optimal fit, function, and aesthetics before final dentures are delivered.

It takes most patients a few weeks to a few months to feel fully comfortable eating and speaking with new dentures. Initially, you may experience some minor gum soreness and increased saliva flow as you get used to having teeth in your mouth again. These symptoms normally ease within a couple of weeks.

We offer premium denture adhesives and cushions to enhance retention and comfort. For a permanent solution with no adhesives, implant-supported dentures use dental implants to anchor dentures in the jawbone securely.

Handle dentures over a water-filled sink in case you drop them, and clean them using a non-abrasive brush and paste. Avoid stiff brushes and strong cleaners that can scratch the denture surfaces. Brush over a towel never over hard surfaces. Store dentures immersed in water when not being worn.

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Smile With Confidence Again, Call Today!

Living with missing teeth can make you feel self-conscious and prevent you from fully participating in life’s joys. You may find yourself declining invitations or avoiding sharing meals, laughter, and conversation with loved ones. But you don’t have to hide your smile any longer. Our compassionate denturists at Tharp, Klaus & Kelly completely understand the life-changing difference a beautiful, functional smile can make. 


We consider it our privilege to help patients like you smile confidently again. With custom-crafted, natural-looking dentures tailored to your unique needs, we can help you regain the confidence and freedom to speak, eat, laugh, and live fully once more. Please, take the first step toward feeling whole again today by calling us at 601-939-4100 to schedule a consultation.

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