Specialty dentures are the affordable alternatives to dental implants. They are removable devices which can be crafted to fit any gaps inside your mouth.
Grand View Family and Cosmetic Dentistry has had a long history of satisfied patients who have trusted Dr. Stephen Moore, DDS, to restore their smile with Dentures. Dentures are a traditional treatment option, but with today’s technologies, they are still a viable and trustworthy solution for missing teeth.
What is a Specialty Denture?
Grand View Family and Cosmetic Dentistry specializes in creating “Complete Dentures”; however, it is a common misconception that dentures are only made when an entire row of teeth are missing. Specialty or partial dentures can be designed for many different scenarios. If you have lost some of your teeth due to decay or an unfortunate dental accident, schedule a consultation with Dr. Stephen Moore for a customized denture solution.
Partial dentures are an entire subtype of dentures in dentistry. Partial dentures are similar to the structure of a bridge as they are supported by a metal or plastic frame. Once in place, you won’t even know it’s there.
The Benefits of Specialty Dentures
Losing teeth can cause a lot of problems because the gap in your mouth can result in speech, chewing, and self-esteem problems. A single missing tooth may not be a big deal to some, but multiple missing teeth can have an even greater impact on a person’s smile. A beautiful smile is a powerful asset. There are a growing number of studies that show how an incomplete smile can affect self-esteem and even success in a person’s love life or career.
The nerves and structures in our mouth are all interconnected, and when our body detects a missing tooth, the other teeth can start to shift or tilt into the empty space. This process, in technical terms, is called shifting. The body reacts this way because it is designed to adapt according to changing situations. Shifting affects the strength and effectiveness of your teeth while chewing, and can change the shape of your face.
If you have a missing tooth or teeth, let Dr. Moore show you the treatment options available to you and help you pick the restorative procedure that best fits the results you’re looking for.
What to Expect During the Procedure
To make the specialty dentures, Dr. Moore will take impressions of the affected area, from which a mold will be made to design your denture.
The mold is then sent to the lab. Once the fabricated denture is received in our office, it will be inserted into the area. Since these speciality dentures are not permanently attached to your mouth. They can be taken out night or at any time of the day.
A second appointment with Dr. Moore will be required for him to make sure that the specialty denture fits perfectly without affecting the gum or the opposing teeth. He will also make sure you’re able to chew properly.
The Longevity of Specialty Dentures
Specialty dentures last three to five years as the acrylic material ages. Patients’ gums and jawbones may also shrink over time resulting in ill-fitting dentures. Dr. Moore will instruct you on how to care for your dentures so that you can add a few years to their life.
During your consultation, Dr. Moore will discuss with you the short-term and long-term treatment options available in your case so you can decide which course of action you wish to take.
The Cost of Specialty Dentures
Grand View Family and Cosmetic Dentistry takes pride in offering cost-effective yet high-quality treatments. Each patient’s case is different and each treatment plan and cost estimate decided on a case-by-case basis. The cost of an overall treatment plan may include extractions, root canal treatment, or implant placement.
To find out what sorts of treatment options might be applicable in your case and to receive an estimate, schedule a consultation. Call us at 920-996-0123 or visit us at 381 South Kools St, Appleton, WI 54914. Trust Grand View Family and Cosmetic Dentistry to give you the wonderful smile you deserve.