Natural-Looking Tooth Loss Solutions
Do you cover your mouth when you laugh? Do you feel like there are too many things standing between you and the smile you desire? Patients missing some or all of their teeth may feel self-conscious in their smiles, and tend to find it difficult to chew and speak with comfort.
Thankfully, Dr. Morgan Clemenson offers various types of dentures to restore your healthy and beautiful smile. Our Luck dentist can fabricate a custom set of dentures made to fit your unique oral anatomy, restoring both the aesthetics and function of your smile.
At Luck Dental Clinic, our team is committed to providing comprehensive, compassionate care. No matter what your dental needs, we can deliver. Read on to learn more about our denture solutions and which may be right for you.
What Are Dentures?
Dentures are prosthetic appliances made up of artificial teeth to improve your smile’s appearance and functionality. Whether you’re missing some or all of your natural teeth, denture solutions can help restore your oral health and confidence.
Our restorative dentist in Luck, WI provides custom-made denture appliances for patients looking to replace some or all of their missing teeth. We offer both traditional and implant-supported options for your convenience, each with their own benefits and unique features.
Benefits of Dentures
Both full and partial dentures offer a host of advantages. Some of these benefits include:
- Affordability: Dentures are a cost-effective tooth replacement option, as they can replace entire arches of missing teeth at a time.
- Natural Appearance: Gaps in your smile can detract from your overall appearance, and may even make you look older than you are. Dentures can deliver a brilliant, more uniform smile.
- Improved Tooth Function: Missing teeth make it difficult to chew and speak properly. Dentures can restore normal tooth function, so you can eat your favorite foods without issue.
- Quick, Non-Invasive Procedure: Full and partial dentures don’t require invasive procedures to place. Unless you decide on implant-supported dentures, you may be able to receive your dentures in as little as three to six weeks, and won’t need to undergo any invasive surgical procedures.
Types of Dentures
Full dentures replace an entire arch of missing teeth, and are what many patients visualize when they think of dentures. These appliances have been used for many decades, but advances in technology have improved the look, feel, and fit of these devices. Full dentures rest atop the gums and are supported by the bone ridge underneath.
Partial dentures are an ideal option for patients with some remaining healthy teeth. Like full dentures, partial dentures are supported by the gums and underlying jawbone. However, they also have special dental clasps, made of metal or plastic, that anchor to the adjacent teeth for extra stability and removability.
Patients who choose implant-supported dentures will have their implants placed by a specialist, such as an oral surgeon or periodontist. Once the implants have healed, Dr. Clemenson can create a custom denture restoration that will connect directly to the implant posts.
These dentures will never shift or slide out of place. However, only patients with the necessary gum health and jawbone density are eligible for dental implant placement.
Frequently Asked Questions
Due to normal wear, you’ll likely need to replace your dentures after five to eight years. However, dentures made from plastic rather than acrylic may need replacing sooner. In some cases, your dentures may only need to be rebased. Rebasing will require remaking the gum portion and structural base of the denture while keeping the existing denture teeth.
However, if you have implant-supported dentures, you’ll only need to have the restoration replaced, as dental implants can last a lifetime with proper care.
Dentures have gained a bad reputation for benign clunky, uncomfortable appliances. However, thanks to modern advancements in dental technology, dentures can be extremely comfortable if made correctly. Your dentures will be customized for you and we’ll make them as comfortable as possible. Our dentist will show you how to put your dentures in correctly to maximize your comfort throughout the day.
If your dentures are uncomfortable, we may be able to adjust the fit so they’re better for you. Contact our Luck office at (715) 472-2211 and let us know about any issues you’re experiencing. We can examine your dentures and make them more comfortable for you.
Dental technology has improved significantly, so we can make your dentures look like natural teeth. With dentures from Luck Dental Clinic, you’ll be able to smile with confidence. We know how important your smile is, so we’ll give you the very best treatment.
Dentures are made from materials that feel just like real teeth. They even reflect light the same way for a completely natural appearance. Your dentures are customized for your individual needs and mouth, so they’ll feel comfortable and look as natural as real teeth.