At Skarr Family Dental in Waukesha we take great pride in fabricating high quality removable custom dentures. If you have lost some or all of your natural teeth whether from gum disease, tooth decay, or injury, partial or full dentures can replace these teeth and your smile. A partial denture is recommended when a patient has lost one or more teeth, but still has some remaining healthy teeth. These healthy teeth are used to support the partial denture, which is made up of a metal framework and acrylic teeth and gums. A full denture is fabricated for patients who have lost all of their teeth and replicates an entire set of teeth and gums. By replacing missing teeth you will be able to eat and speak, things that often people take for granted until their natural teeth are lost. Replacing missing teeth will also benefit your facial appearance, because without support from a denture, facial muscles sag, making a person look older. For the most economical way to replace missing teeth, call Skarr Family Dental in Waukesha today. (262) 542-4827
A denture or a complete denture as it is often called, is an appliance that is inserted in the mouth, replaces natural teeth and provides support for the cheeks and lips.
Most dentures are made of acrylic and can be fabricated two different ways.
- A conventional denture is made after all teeth have been extracted and the tissues (gums) have healed.
- An immediate denture is fabricated and inserted immediately after the teeth are extracted and the tissues are allowed to heal under the denture.
- An upper denture has acrylic, usually flesh colored, that covers the palate (roof of the mouth).
- A lower denture is shaped like a horseshoe to leave room for the tongue.
The teeth are made of plastic, porcelain or a combination thereof. Dentures can be fabricated to fit over endodontically treated teeth and a complete denture can be attached to dental implants to allow for a more secure fit of the appliance.
Dentures over a normal course of time will wear and need to be replaced or relined in order to keep the jaw alignment normal. The alignment will slowly change as the bone and gum ridges recede or shrink due to the extraction of the teeth. Regular dental examinations are still important for the denture wearer so that the oral tissues can be checked for disease or change.