If you have been considering denture treatment, then you need to see Dr. Christopher Poss, your dentist in Eau Claire, WI. He knows the intricacies of tooth replacement and can fit you with an appliance that is perfect for your situation. Read about your options here.
Tooth loss hurts
When you undergo tooth loss, not only does your smile lose some of its beauty, but your oral function, tooth alignment, bone density, and speech are all negatively affected as well. The American College of Prosthodontists says that around 120 million people in the United States are currently grappling with tooth loss—are you one of them?
The denture treatment plan
Dentures can replace one, two, or even a full arch of teeth on the top or bottom of the mouth. Today's dentures also offer exceptional fit and bite, with your Eau Claire dentist ensuring that each appliance is precisely crafted with high-quality materials such as porcelain, resin, and metals.
To craft either a full or partial denture, Dr. Poss will examine your remaining teeth and soft oral tissues, as well as perform an X-ray screening to reveal your bone structure. Afterward, he will take oral impressions and send them to dental lab where your dentures will be created.
Once the dentures return to the Eau Claire office, your dentist will take his time fitting your appliance so that you experience no sore spots (stomatitis) or difficulties in biting and chewing.
Types of dentures
Modern dentistry offers patients a wide range of denture options, including:
- Partial dentures, which replace one or more missing teeth on the upper or lower arch. They are held in place with metal clasps.
- Immediate full dentures, which replace a full arch of teeth immediately after extraction. The pressure exerted by these appliances helps speed healing and allows the patient to go home with a complete smile. These dentures must be relined at a later date for proper fit.
- Full conventional dentures, which replace a full arch of teeth after hard and soft tissues heal. These appliances stay in place with suction and occasional application of denture adhesive.
- Implant overdentures, which rest on titanium screws inserted into the jaw. Two implants anchor a bottom denture, and four-to-six support a top denture. Only your dentist can remove these stable, bone-building prosthetics.
Get your smile back
Arrange your denture consultation with Dr. Christopher Poss, today! Call the office at (715) 833-2223. We are open Monday through Thursday from 8 am to 5 pm.