Complete and Partial Dentures
Have you been putting up with missing teeth or old, worn dentures that are uncomfortable and slip when you try to eat and speak? Maybe you have avoided dentures because you can’t stand the idea of walking around with a set of one-size-fits-all teeth.
When you have missing teeth or old dentures, your face can begin to wrinkle and sag. Many people are surprised to know that new dentures can improve the appearance of their face. With state-of-the-art dental technology available today, Dr. Bushong can design a new set of dentures to create a smile as unique as you are.
What Are Dentures?
A denture is a prosthetic device that is used to replace missing teeth. Dentures can be made from acrylic, plastic, or metal, and they allow you to smile, eat, and speak again with confidence.
When choosing dentures, you have many options. Perhaps you are considering dentures for the first time, or maybe your old, worn-out dentures need replacing. We will help you make a decision about what is best for you, depending on the number and type of teeth that are missing.
Types of Dentures
- Partial dentures are used when some of your teeth are missing.
- Complete dentures replace a complete set of missing teeth.
- Immediate dentures are used immediately after removal of remaining teeth.
- Conventional dentures are placed after the remaining teeth are removed and healing is complete.
- An over-denture is designed to fit over a small number of remaining natural teeth or dental implants, particularly on lower teeth.
Modern Dentures Make the Difference
Years ago, dentures were made to be functional without much regard for their appearance. Today, we have access to advanced materials and techniques that allow us to closely duplicate the appearance of your natural smile.
Dr. Bushong enjoys creating dentures that are functional, comfortable, and blend perfectly with your facial features. We will work with you to choose the shape, size, and color of your new teeth to create dentures that complement and enhance your appearance.
Following our specifications, trained technicians fashion your dentures by skillfully placing one tooth at a time in the base. This creates a realistic, natural appearance with all the variations that occur with natural teeth.
Convenient, Customized Treatment
Replacing old dentures or getting dentures for the first time is a big step. We are here to answer your questions and guide you through the process from beginning to end. At Wausau Smiles Dental, we aren’t satisfied until we know that you are completely happy with the results.
Our early morning and extended evening hours make it easy for you to fit appointments conveniently into your busy schedule. We accept most major dental insurance and will be happy to work with you to determine your out-of-pocket expense before we begin treatment. If you’re uninsured, we offer a number of financing and payment options like CareCredit.
If you’re interested in learning more about the difference that beautiful, comfortable dentures can make to your life, please give us a call. We look forward to working with you to help you regain a healthy, natural smile!