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Dentures – Mt. Pleasant, WI

Get Your Smile Back with Dentures!

Have you been going through life with fewer teeth than you’d like? At Sweet Smiles Family Dentistry, we’re here to help you get your smile back with a set of beautiful dentures!

We use the highest quality materials and a patient-centered approach when crafting our prosthetics, so if you’re missing teeth in Mt. Pleasant, we can make you a set of dentures that can help you talk, chew, and smile again. Call us today for a consultation and we’ll talk about whether dentures are a good choice for you.

Why Choose Sweet Smiles Family Dentistry For Dentures? 

Who Is a Good Candidate for Dentures?

Senior smiling with her hands on her cheeks

Missing several teeth can put a huge damper on some of the best things in life. It can be hard to enjoy meals to the fullest, to smile your biggest, or even to talk with confidence.

If you’ve lost just one or two teeth, we might recommend dental implants or bridges to help you. However, for patients missing many or all their teeth (and with gums healthy enough to support them), dentures are often the best way to go.

Ultimately, a consultation would be the best way to determine for sure whether you’re a good candidate for dentures.

Types of Dentures

Specialist crafting a set of dentures

We offer three different kinds of dentures: partial, full, and implant. Each of these kinds of dentures is useful in different situations and adheres to the mouth in different ways.

Dr. Muddana and Dr. Chanana will be able to tell you more about which kind of dentures are best for your unique circumstances, but here is a brief rundown of what each of them is used for.

Partial Dentures

Partial dentures fit to a dental model

Even if you have some teeth, a big gap in your smile can make it hard to smile with confidence. Partial dentures are designed to replace a few teeth at a time and consist of a thin acrylic base with a few imitation teeth. This is secured to the surrounding teeth with metal hooks, allowing them to hold fast in place.

Full Dentures

Full dentures on a white background

If you’re missing all of your teeth, your dentures naturally won’t have anything to hook onto. Full dentures are therefore designed to attach directly to the gums via suction.

The base of full dentures is meticulously molded to the gums so that they can stay comfortably and firmly in position.

Implant Dentures

3D model of implant dentures

If the idea of taking out your dentures each night doesn’t appeal to you, implant dentures can be a great choice. As you might have guessed, these dentures are permanently affixed to dental implants, which are metal posts surgically placed in the jawbone.

This option offers greater stability than removable dentures, making it a great choice for people who want the strongest bite possible.

The Benefits of Dentures

Man holding his dentures and giving a thumbs up

If you’re missing a lot of teeth, that can have a serious impact on your appearance. Dentures are customized to fit your mouth, meaning that they will look incredibly realistic. Dentures can also make your cheeks appear fuller, giving you a more youthful look.

Another benefit of dentures is that they allow you to grind up food much more effectively than you can without teeth, meaning you can get more nutrients out of the food you eat.

Finally, dentures are remarkably convenient—they’re inexpensive and easy to clean, so you’ll have more time and money to devote to the things that matter most!

Understanding the Cost of Dentures

a patient paying for dentures

At Sweet Smiles Family Dentistry, every prosthetic that we craft is customized for each of our individual patient’s needs. Due to the highly customized nature of dentures, the cost of the treatment can vary from patient-to-patient. However, we’ll provide you with a detailed estimate before you commit to moving forward with the procedure and walk you through each of your payment options. In many cases, dental insurance plans will cover at least a portion of the cost of your treatment, but if you’re underinsured or uninsured, we also offer savings through our In-House Membership Plan as well as additional financing through CareCredit.

Factors That Affect the Cost of Dentures

a dentist consulting with a patient

There are several personalized factors that we take into account before providing you with an estimated price for your treatment. Some of these include:

  • Whether you require any preparatory work before receiving your dentures, like gum disease therapy, tooth extractions, etc. These will help you get the most out of your restoration by ensuring your mouth is healthy enough to support them.
  • How many replacement teeth you’re missing will determine whether you require a full or partial denture. Because partials are often smaller and require less material and labor to craft, they’re typically less costly.
  • The materials you choose to have your dentures crafted from also have a large impact on the overall price of your service.
  • Whether you choose to anchor your denture with dental implants, which will incur separate fees for implant placement, preparatory treatments, etc.

Are Implant Dentures More Expensive?

implant dentures

While implant dentures have a higher up-front cost than traditional dentures, they’re a great long-term investment. Due to their ability to last over 35 years, you’ll be able to save money with fewer adjustments and replacement visits during their lifespan. They’re also able to prevent jawbone deterioration and other impacts on your oral and overall health, which can help you avoid needing a bone graft in the future.

Does Dental Insurance Cover Dentures?

a person looking up their dental benefits online

While most dental insurance plans will cover at least a portion of the cost of dentures, every plan is different, so you’ll need to call your provider directly to find out what you’ll be expected to pay out-of-pocket. Our team at Sweet Smiles Family Dentistry is an in-network provider with several major PPO dental insurance plans, and we accept Medicaid so you can get the most out of your coverage.

Other Options for Making Dentures Affordable

a dental assistant explaining a bill to a patient

In addition to being an in-network provider with many insurance plans, we also partner with CareCredit to help patients split the total cost up into more manageable monthly payments. If you’re a member of our In-House Membership Plan, you can also save 15% on your procedure as well as receive coverage for all of your basic dental needs throughout the year.

Denture FAQs

Patient holding dentures and talking to their dentist

Dentures are an excellent way to replace a lot of teeth all at once, but that can pose a pretty large life change for people who have been missing teeth for a while. It’s natural to have a lot of questions about these prosthetics before you take the plunge.

We’ll have a long conversation about what your particular treatment will look like at your consultation, but until then, here are some of the answers you may be looking for.

Is It Hard to Talk with Dentures?

Talking with dentures isn’t necessarily hard, but may take some getting used to when compared to talking without them. It’s common for patients to say they have a little bit of a lisp when talking with their dentures at first, so you may need to set aside some time to practice reading aloud or conversing with them in.

Some people also thrust their tongues against their bottom teeth when they speak, which can cause their lower dentures to come loose. This habit can be deeply ingrained and may take some time to unlearn.

That said, with a little bit of practice, anyone can talk easily with dentures. In the meantime, focus on speaking slowly and clearly until you get the hang of it.

Will Dentures Change the Shape of My Face?

Your teeth act like tentpoles that support the muscles on your face. Without them, it’s common for people to start to see their facial muscles sag, causing them to develop wrinkles prematurely.

Dentures can support your face, reversing the effects of tooth loss on your skin and making you look younger. This is why we work so hard to make sure that your restoration fits perfectly and offers the support that it should.

Can I Sleep with My Dentures?

We strongly recommend that our patients take out their dentures overnight. This gives your gums much-needed time to breathe, preventing the buildup of bacteria and saving you from uncomfortable sore spots.

It’s also a good idea to leave your dentures in a soaking solution while you’re sleeping. This keeps them fresh and free of bacteria so that they’ll be ready for you to wear in the morning.

Can I Use Regular Toothpaste to Clean My Dentures?

It’s important to brush your dentures every day, but you shouldn’t be using toothpaste when you do. While toothpaste feels smooth on your teeth, it actually contains mild abrasives. Your dentures are not as hard as your enamel, so toothpaste can leave tiny scratches on your prosthetic that allows for bacterial buildup.

Similarly, you should use a soft-bristled toothbrush to clean your dentures, not one with hard bristles. Use this toothbrush to clean plaque off of your dentures after every meal.

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