Dentures: A Functional Restoration Customized To Your Needs
Missing teeth can negatively impact your ability to speak and eat normally, causing you to cover your mouth or include only soft foods in your diet. Dr. Jason Thompson believes that every patient deserves a healthy, highly aesthetic smile, and he can create custom dentures to help you restore function and improve your self-confidence. Our office in Muskego, WI, can provide extensive consultation time and diagnostic previews of your treatment outcomes to help you feel confident about committing to your treatment. For added support, you can also choose implant-supported dentures, which we provide with the help of a local oral surgeon.
Partial vs. Full Dentures
Dentures are removable prosthetics used to replace most or all of your teeth at once. Full dentures are an option for patients who have lost all teeth in their upper or lower dental arches, while partial dentures are used to replace intermittent missing teeth. Both are comprised of a plastic base that closely matches the shade of your gums and porcelain teeth attached to the base. Full dentures are generally secured in place using a combination of natural suction and dental adhesive, and partial dentures are typically held in place with discreet metal clasps.
What to Expect during Treatment
During your initial consultation, Dr. Thompson will review your restorative options with you to help you decide if dentures are right for you. If you decide that you want implant-supported dentures, we can refer you to an oral surgeon and coordinate your surgery. Dr. Thompson will also assess whether any extractions are necessary. If you have decay or periodontal disease, these will need to be treated to provide your dentures a healthy foundation.
Dentures can provide a long-lasting, cost-effective solution to missing teeth.
Once your oral health issues are addressed, Dr. Thompson will take impressions of your smile to ensure that your dentures fit and feel comfortable. To help you preview your treatment, we can provide a diagnostic wax-up. We can also provide a temporary denture to help you eat and speak normally while your custom dentures are being fabricated. Once your permanent dentures are ready for placement, you can return to our office for a final fitting.
For patients who want added stability and support from their dentures, Dr. Thompson can also oversee treatment for implant-supported dentures. After an oral surgeon places your implants, Dr. Thompson will provide your permanent restoration and you may be able to enjoy benefits including:
- No need for dental adhesive
- Jawbone stimulation
- Lowered risk of bone loss
- Less trauma to your gum tissue
- Superior aesthetics and lifelike appearance
However, both traditional and implant-supported dentures can offer life-changing benefits.
Benefits of Dentures
Dentures can have both functional and cosmetic benefits. Along with feeling confident about your smile once again, you can eat the foods you love. Replacing missing teeth can also help support your facial structure and rejuvenate your appearance. With proper care and cleaning, your dentures can last up to ten years before requiring replacement, making them a very cost-effective and durable restorative solution.
Schedule a Consultation
Do not let missing teeth continue to affect your lifestyle and self-confidence. Dentures can provide a long-lasting, cost-effective solution to. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Thompson, contact our office online or call us at (414) 422-9911.
Wonderful! I love Thompson Dental. The staff is exceptional, kind, sweet and fun! Dr. Jason Thompson is gentle and genuinely a nice guy.Colleen H.