Full and Partial Dentures
Smile Confidently With the Help of Your Local Antigo Denture Dentists
Dentures, or artificial teeth, have a history that spans centuries. For years, false teeth have been one of the most economical and convenient ways to restore a smile after one or more teeth were lost.
At Progressive Dental, Dr. Reimer and Dr. Romero are experts at crafting and placing dentures, ensuring a natural appearance, and a convenient and comfortable design. If you need an affordable way to restore your smile, our Antigo restorative dentists are who you want to see.
How Dentures Work – Understanding The Basics
Dentures are sets of one or more false teeth that have been custom-made to replace your missing teeth and restore your smile. The process for getting dentures is quite simple.
After Dr. Reimer or Dr. Romero have examined your mouth and confirmed that dentures are the best restorative treatment for you, you will have impressions and images of your mouth taken. Then, a third-party laboratory will build a custom denture for you out of acrylic resin and plastic.
At your next appointment, your denture will be checked for fit and comfort and may be adjusted. Partial dentures are designed to use a wire framework to attach to your healthy teeth, while full-arch dentures sit snugly over your gum line.
All dentures do the same thing, regardless of which type of denture you may need. They replace your missing teeth, allowing you to smile, chew, and speak normally.
Full Vs. Partial Dentures – What’s Right For Me?
Partial dentures are an affordable alternative to dental bridges or dental implants that replace one or more adjacent missing teeth. They are held firmly in place by attaching to your existing teeth. Partial dentures are ideal if you are only missing one or two teeth, and cannot afford an implant or a bridge, or otherwise would prefer not to have one placed.
Full arch dentures are quite different. They replace all the teeth of your upper arch, lower arch, or both. This means that you must have all of your remaining teeth removed before you get a full arch denture.
Full dentures are usually required after periodontal disease or tooth decay have caused you to lose a majority of your teeth, or in cases where the teeth have been irreparably damaged from severe oral trauma.
The Benefits Of Dentures
So, why should you choose a partial or full denture, instead of a more permanent solution like a dental bridge or dental implants? Here are a few reasons:
- Affordable, and covered by insurance – Dentures, particularly partial dentures, are very inexpensive compared to other treatments like dental bridges and dental implants, and they are usually covered by most dental plans.
- Keeps your mouth healthy – Partial dentures prevent your teeth from shifting into empty sockets where your missing teeth used to be, ensuring that your smile and bite are not further affected by tooth loss.
- Cost-effective for replacing full arches of teeth – Dental bridges and implants are not cheap, and cannot usually be used to replace a full arch of teeth unless you opt for “All-On-Four” or similar implant-supported dentures.
If you are missing most (or all) of your teeth, a set of dentures is the fastest, most inexpensive way to recover and get back to your day-to-day life.
Schedule Your Restorative Dentistry Consultation Today!
If you are interested in the benefits of dentures from Dr. Reimer and Dr. Romero of Progressive Dental in Antigo, please get in touch with us right away. Our experienced dentists can ensure that you won’t suffer from the negative effects of missing teeth. Ready to get started? Contact us today at (715) 623-7221, or come to our office at 2010 Progress Blvd, Antigo, WI 54409 to see if you’re a good candidate for full or partial dentures.