Replacing your missing teeth is crucial to both your oral and general health. Missing teeth may make eating, chewing, or speaking difficult, affecting your eating habits, your body’s ability to digest the food you consume, and even your self-esteem. Find out more about replacing your missing teeth and how options, such as dentures, can help you increase the functionality of your smile — and your overall look — with Dr. Brian Stark, Dr. Thomas J. Dudley, and Dr. Malea Blise at Avenue Dental Group in Menomonee Falls, WI.
Do I need dentures?
If you are missing all your teeth, you could probably benefit from wearing dentures. However, even those who still have a few remaining healthy teeth can wear dentures. Depending on your individual situation, your dentist may suggest one of the four main types of dentures:
- Full dentures: Full dentures replace an entire arch of teeth.
- Partial dentures: Partial dentures allow any remaining teeth room to fit through the restoration. The teeth work as an anchor while the denture provides them with adequate stimulation to remain healthy.
- Implant-supported dentures: These dentures use four or more implants through the arch hold a denture permanently in place.
- Immediate dentures: Immediate dentures can be worn directly after an extraction, acting as a kind of band-aid which helps the teeth health.
Replacing Your Missing Teeth With Dentures in Menomonee Falls, WI
If you have a gap in your smile, your dentist can help you determine if dentures are the best treatment option for you. They will probably suggest an in-office physical examination to determine the best course of action and a treatment timeline. Issues like teeth decay or gum disease may require preliminary treatments prior to placing your dentures.
For more information on dentures or your tooth replacement options, please contact Dr. Brian Stark, Dr. Thomas J. Dudley, and Dr. Malea Blise at Avenue Dental Group in Menomonee Falls, WI.
Call (262) 251-6555 to schedule your appointment with your dentist today!