Dentures - Complete, Partial, & Custom
If you do not wish to have a complete replacement for your missing tooth or teeth, dentures are your best option. Dentures can be partial or complete. If you are missing a complete row of teeth, then complete dentures are the solution for you. If you still have some natural teeth, then partial dentures will work. If you are thinking of getting dentures, we at Madison Family Dental Associates are here to guide you.
Complete dentures come in two types. The first one is the conventional type. It is made when all teeth have been removed, and your gum tissue has healed. We usually place the conventional denture after a whole month of removing the teeth.
In the case of immediate dentures, there is no waiting time as they are made in advance. We can have them placed as soon as the teeth are removed. Clients find it comfortable as they do not have to keep their gums exposed during the healing period.
Partial dentures are removable. The replacement teeth are fixated on plastic which has a gum-like appearance. This plastic is connected to the denture by a metal framework.
We recommend partial dentures for the clients who have one or more natural teeth in either of the upper or lower jaws. The plastic gum or the bridge takes the place of one or more teeth. This is done by replacing the crown of teeth on either side.
Partial dentures are a good alternative to fill the gap made by missing teeth. It also prevents shifting of teeth position. It is recommended, especially for the clients who wish to have a more natural look.
Making of Dentures
Normally the procedure takes some time and several appointments. We first consider the type of denture required by the patient. After that, we take some measurements and impressions of your jaw. This will help us compare your jaws to each other to figure out the spacing.
Next, we create models or wax forms in the exact shape of the denture. We will ask you to try out the denture several times to check for color, shape, or fitting issues. Finally, the dentures will be placed, and any further adjustments needed would be carried out.
Effect of Dentures
In the beginning, our clients might have some difficulty getting used to dentures, however, the overall experience is positive. We recommend that our clients eat soft and clean food. The food should not be too hot, hard, or sticky.
Secondly, dentures are supposed to improve your pronunciation. Sometimes clients feel a clicking sound when they speak. In such cases, we recommend visiting the clinic to check for issues in the fitting. We normally ask our clients to wear dentures for a whole day to identify any adjustment issues that could have been missed in the initial examination.
Care for Your Dentures
We advise our clients to take care of their dentures just as they do for their teeth. A soft-bristle toothbrush is suggested to brush the surfaces of dentures to prevent any scratches. You should brush and clean your mouth thoroughly to reduce the risk of infection or irritation. To learn more about how you can get a dentures, call Madison Family Dental Associates at 608-274-5970 today and book your appointment.
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Madison, WI 53719
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DeForest, WI 53532
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