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? Individuals who are missing several or all of their teeth can benefit from full or partial dentures at our Luck, WI dental practice. Dr. Conder 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.
Types of Dentures
There are two primary types of conventional dentures: full and partial. In the sections below, we will explore these prostheses and discuss the benefits of each.
Probably what you visualize when you think of dentures, full dentures replace an entire arch of missing teeth. 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 excellent option for individuals with some healthy teeth remaining. 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.
Benefits of Dentures
Both full and partial dentures offer a number of advantages. Some of these benefits include:
- Improved function: Missing teeth make it extremely difficult to chew and speak properly. Dentures can restore normal function, so you can eat your favorite foods in confidence.
- Enhanced appearance: Gaps and spaces in your smile can detract from your overall appearance and can even make you look older than you are. Dentures can deliver a brilliant, more uniform smile that will give you the confidence to take on the world.
- Affordability: When it comes to teeth replacement, dentures are typically the most cost-effective option.
The Treatment Process
Before dentures can be fabricated, impressions must be taken of your gums and any remaining teeth. These molds will be used by our dental lab to craft your new prosthesis. Paying close attention to your dental anatomy, a skilled technician will create natural-looking dentures that mimic the look and luster of real teeth.
Once your new dentures have been crafted, we will schedule you for a second appointment to try them in. Dr. Conder will carefully assess the fit and make any necessary changes. As your tissues adjust to your new prosthesis, you may require occasional adjustments for the first few weeks. Once you become accustomed to your new dentures, you can enjoy an enhanced quality of life.
At Luck Dental Clinic, we also restore dental implants. 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. Conder can create a custom denture that will connect directly to the implant posts. Individuals who choose this treatment option can enjoy optimal stability and improved oral health.
Local Towns We Service
Forest Lake, Marine on St. Croix, Scandia, Stillwater, Rice Lake, Chisago City, St. Croix Falls, Lindstrom, North Branch, Wyoming, New Richmond, Balsam Lake, Somerset, Osceola, Dresser, Center City, Taylors Falls, Shafer, Milltown, Amery, Grantsburg, Turtle Lake, Frederic, Siren, Cushing
Frequently Asked Questions
Due to normal wear, you’ll most likely need to replace your dentures. Typically, dentures last around five to eight years. However, dentures made from plastic rather than acrylic may need replacing sooner. In some cases, your dentures may just need to be rebased. Rebasing will only require remaking the gum portion and structural base of the denture while keeping the existing denture teeth.
Typically, it takes several weeks to adjust to your new set of dentures. In the beginning, there may be some discomfort or irritation. You may need to come back into our office for some adjustments so we can ensure that you get the perfect fit for your dentures.
Dentures can be comfortable if they’re 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 by calling (715) 472-2211 and let us know what issues you’re having. We can examine your dentures and make them more comfortable for you.
Yes, dental technology has improved significantly and we can make your dentures look natural. You’ll be able to smile and not be afraid of people noticing that your teeth aren’t real. We know how important you’re smile is, so we’ll give you the very best treatment.
Dentures are made from materials that feel just like your natural teeth. They even reflect light the same way as teeth for a completely natural appearance. Your dentures are customized for you, so they’ll feel comfortable and blend in with your face.