Andrew Lindner, D.D.S. & Daniel Gremban, D.D.S.
803 Lincoln St | Rhinelander, WI 54501 | (715) 365-5900
Dentures are removable replacements for missing teeth typically made out of an acrylic resin which at times incorporate porcelain or metal for additional structural support. There are two main types of dentures. Both Complete Dentures and Partial Dentures are finely crafted, custom-fitted. If you properly maintain your dentures they will appear natural and provide an adequate replacement. Additionally, dentures help strengthen muscles controlling your expressions that require the support of your teeth, rid you of pronunciation problems caused by missing teeth and aid with chewing.
How are dentures accomplished?
It is somewhat common to require for some teeth to be extracted, and surgery in some cases is necessary to improve the bony ridges that stabilize your dentures.
The procedure begins with a wax bite impression of your mouth that will give your dentist exacting measurements. A try-in appointment will fine tune color, shape, and custom-fit. After your final dentures are fabricated, they will be fit and you will be informed of their required care.
Types of Dentures:
1) Complete Dentures
These replace all of your teeth, upper or lower. Their comfort and function depends on muscle, bones, tongue, saliva, and most importantly the patients ability to adapt to a removable prosthetic device.
2) Immediate Dentures
Immediate Dentures are placed all at once, and may require additional adjustments after the healing process. It can take months for your bone and tissue to stabilize after tooth extractions.
3) Over Dentures
Over Dentures are a type of conventional denture similar to Complete Dentures. The difference is that not all teeth are extracted and they use one or more natural teeth for their support. This type provides greater stabilization during chewing. Over Dentures cost more and typically require more preparation dental appointments until the procedure is fully complete.
4) Partial Dentures
Designed to correct the gaps in your smile when only some of your teeth are missing. Metal attachments anchor the dentures to your natural teeth. Partial Dentures maintain tooth alignment by preventing your remaining teeth from shifting. Partial Dentures can also help prevent your loss of more teeth due to decay or gum disease.
Rhinelander Dental | 803 Lincoln St | Rhinelander, WI 54501
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