Get Your Smile Back With Dentures!

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Basically doing implant supported dentures is one of my favorite things to do because you can take a patient who has worn dentures and who is unhappy with their smile, how they speak and can chew and we can send them to a specialist and they can put a few implants in and then modify or make them a new denture and then they can eat so much better and taste food and they are just so much happier with their smile and how they can speak and they feel a lot more confident. And they may have been in old dentures for 20 or 30 years and then we can really transform their life because it comes down to how they can eat food and they are just healthier and they like their smile and they can speak and don’t have to worry about their denture coming out and that is one of my most favorite things about dentistry. It changes their lives.

When you’ve lost most of your teeth, smiling, eating, drinking, and talking can all become difficult and exhausting. Whether you are worn out from always having to think about your mouth, or you’re embarrassed from the “sunken” look of missing teeth, Shorewood Family Dental Care can help! We have options for those new to dentures, as well as ways to help your current dentures become more reliable!

Traditional Dentures

For patients needing a full mouth replacement, we offer traditional dentures that are precisely fit to your mouth to ensure comfort and stability. We make sure that every set of dentures we supply are adjusted in every way you want, and we’re happy to continue making adjustments as time goes on!

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Some people come in and they have had dentures for 40 years and they have lost a lot of bone and the teeth are flopping around. Gosh I’ve been wearing this denture with this adhesive and it’s just not working well, what can we do? I wish I had my teeth. Dental implants are a great modality to help snug those dentures up. We can place implants, and the minimum is two, but of course, the more the better for stability. Where the denture actually snaps on top of the implant to give it a nice solid foundation and you can get rid of the adhesive but we can also do screw retained where the implants support the dentures permanently. Patients love that. It’s like a whole new second set of teeth. A big component of that is it maintains that bone level where it’s at so if they already had some loose fitting dentures, they are just going to lose more bone if they don’t implant, if they place the implants they are going to save that bone level exactly where it is at and be able to eat what they want. Plus they can make the dentures themselves much smaller because the retention is all from the implants. They don’t have to have the bulk that they have with plastic otherwise.

Traditional dentures fit on the top and bottom gums. They are generally held in place by suction or denture creams designed to help them adhere.

When you come to our Shorewood office for dentures, we’ll start by removing any remaining teeth. We’ll then take an impression of your mouth so that our dental lab can build you a perfect new set of dentures! This usually takes several weeks, and once we get your dentures back, we’ll have you return for a final adjustment and fitting. Then, you’re free to enjoy your new teeth with confidence!

Partial Dentures

For patients who have lost several teeth but are otherwise in good oral health, we can make a partial denture that will replace your lost teeth while keeping the remaining teeth intact. Partial dentures are generally made of resin which is attached to metal. The metal helps create a precise fit when worn, as your existing teeth are used to support your partial dentures.

Much like getting a full set, we’ll take an impression that our lab will use to create your partial dentures. Once we get them back, we’ll have you return and fit them to you perfectly!

Implant Retained Dentures

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Some people come in and they have had dentures for 40 years and they have lost a lot of bone and the teeth are flopping around. Gosh I’ve been wearing this denture with this adhesive and it’s just not working well, what can we do? I wish I had my teeth. Dental implants are a great modality to help snug those dentures up. We can place implants, and the minimum is two, but of course, the more the better for stability. Where the denture actually snaps on top of the implant to give it a nice solid foundation and you can get rid of the adhesive but we can also do screw retained where the implants support the dentures permanently. Patients love that. It’s like a whole new second set of teeth. A big component of that is it maintains that bone level where it’s at so if they already had some loose fitting dentures, they are just going to lose more bone if they don’t implant, if they place the implants they are going to save that bone level exactly where it is at and be able to eat what they want. Plus they can make the dentures themselves much smaller because the retention is all from the implants. They don’t have to have the bulk that they have with plastic otherwise.

For patients unhappy with their current loose dentures or for patients who want an added level of stability and security, we’re glad to offer implant retained dentures! This great procedure will give your dentures a new life through the stability, security, and comfort afforded by dental implants!

The procedure involves the placement of several dental implants – usually about four – into your jaw. Once placed, we attach a bar or a series of metal balls to the tops of your implants. These pair up to a series of clasps or sockets on your dentures, so when you put them in, they’re held securely in place! This great system can also be built using your existing dentures – no need to have a new set made!

If you need dentures, or are curious about upgrading or adjusting your existing dentures, call us today at 815-768-1615! You can also reach us using our online appointment request form. We look forward to getting you the perfect set of new teeth!