Are you missing several or all of your teeth, affecting your ability to eat and speak properly?
Dentures are prosthodontic devices that replace missing teeth along one or both dental arches.
The dentists at Czaplicki Family Dentistry, serving Milwaukee, WI, can craft custom dentures to restore your smile.
Benefits of Dentures
Improved Quality of Life
Missing teeth can impact the function of your smile, making it difficult to speak clearly or chew your favorite foods. Dentures can restore the function of your mouth once more, allowing you to eat the foods you love and speak normally again.
Improved Oral Health
Tooth loss and tooth decay can lead to significant dental health issues such as infection, bone loss, and sagging facial muscles. Extracting decayed teeth and replacing them with dentures can reduce and eliminate further infections.
Bone and Gum Tissue Support
The jawbone and surrounding tissue require stimulation from the tooth roots to stay strong and healthy. Even a single missing tooth can cause bone and tissue degeneration. Implants act as prosthodontic tooth roots, stopping this degenerative process.
Prevent Excessive Wear on Remaining Teeth
Your bite force may be unevenly distributed if you have any remaining natural teeth. This can cause uneven wear, damaging those teeth. Dentures can restore the balance to your bite, evenly distributing your bite pressure along all teeth.
Missing teeth can be embarrassing and cause you to hide your smile. Our expertly trained Milwaukee-area dentists can craft natural-looking dentures that replace your missing teeth and allow you to smile with confidence again.
What Are Dentures?
Dentures are custom-made prosthetic teeth that replace missing natural teeth. Dentures are a realistic-looking solution that restores the function of your bite, allowing you to eat and speak properly once again. At our Hales Corners, WI, practice serving the greater Milwaukee area, our dentists can craft traditional full dentures and partial dentures, as well as implant-supported dentures.
If you are only missing one tooth or a few teeth in a row, a dental bridge or implant-supported dental crown may be a better treatment option for you.
Restore Your Smile With Dentures
At Czaplicki Family Dentistry, we understand that missing and decayed teeth can be frustrating and embarrassing. Dr. Don Czaplicki and Dr. Cathleen Czaplicki have over 30 years of experience addressing these issues. Using state-of-the-art technology, our dentistry practice can restore the smiles and dental health of patients in the Milwaukee, WI, area.
If you aren't sure dentures are the right treatment for you, call us or contact us online today! We are happy to answer any questions and help you on your journey towards a better smile.
"Czaplicki Family Dentistry is by far my favorite dentistry and I highly recommend coming here for all your dental needs. Dental problems can affect many areas of a person's life so you want a dentist compassionate and honest with all your needs and concerns. The staff here is lovely making me always feel comfortable with every visit." Camille Marie, 5-Star Review
Partial vs Full
Partial dentures replace a few missing teeth along a dental arch. Full dentures, also known as complete dentures, are needed when you are missing all of the teeth along a dental arch. Both types of denture can be implant-supported.
A Closer Look at Partial Dentures
Implant-Supported vs Traditional Dentures
Traditional full dentures rest along your gums and require suction or denture adhesive to stay in place. Traditional partial dentures are held in place by metal clasps that fit around your remaining teeth. Traditional dentures can restore the appearance and function of your smile; however, they can shift position while you are eating or speaking.
Dental implants are titanium posts that are surgically placed into the jawbone. Once the jawbone has healed, implant-supported dentures are secured directly to the dental implants, eliminating the need for messy adhesives. This provides maximum stability with no risk of slipping.
Preventing Jawbone Atrophy
Dental implants are also the only restorative dentistry procedure that prevents jawbone atrophy. Even a single missing tooth can cause the jawbone to deteriorate, giving your face a sunken look. Implants provide stimulation to the jawbone in the same way a natural tooth root would, helping keep the bone strong and healthy.
Deciding Between Implant-Supported Dentures And Removable Traditional Dentures
At our Milwaukee practice, patients can decide between traditional dentures or implant-supported dentures. Both partial and complete dentures can be created in these forms. Wondering which to choose? Here are the advantages of each.
After your dental implants have been placed, they fuse to the bone in a process known as osseointegration. This prevents bone loss and helps keep your facial structures from visibly changing and aging.
Because implant dentures are not removable, you will not have to worry about them shifting. They will remain stable in place for many years to come, so that you'll almost forget you even have dentures.
Implant-supported dentures do not require the same amount of care as removable traditional dentures. Instead of taking implant-supported dentures out each night, you can brush and floss them like you would your natural teeth.
In some cases, patients may not have enough bone available for dental implants. They may need bone grafting, which can add more visits and cost to their treatment. We can easily forgo this process and place traditional dentures instead.
The osseointegration process can take several months, but many patients may not want to wait that long for their new smile. It usually takes less time to create traditional dentures.
Generally, traditional full or partial dentures are more cost-effective than implant-supported dentures. No matter which option you choose, though, it may help to know that we offer dental financing.
Implants Provide Maximum Stability for Your Dentures
Let Our Caring Team Help You Smile Again
Over the past 30 years, we have proudly given patients their smiles back with dentures. From implant-supported dentures to complete dentures, you have a variety of smile restoration options at our Milwaukee practice. We're happy to guide you through them all, answering any questions you might have.
We're also here to take care of your regular dental needs, and even offer denture repair services, too. As a comprehensive dental practice, we can help your beautiful new smile stay healthy for years to come.
If you're ready to get started, contact our friendly team or call
"Always professional and understanding." Hear From Our Milwaukee, WI, Patients
They are always professional and understanding. Dr. Kathy has been wonderful with my elderly mom.View on Google
I've been coming here for about eight years. Dr. Don fixed what multiple other dentists couldn't. He did a great job whitening too. I still travel to see him.View on Google
I Need Dentures, But I Still Have Some Teeth What Happens Next?
Many patients considering dentures do not have total tooth loss. For those who need smile restoration in certain sections of their mouth, partial dentures can work well without impacting their healthy natural teeth.
However, if you have deeply decayed or damaged teeth, then you may need an extra step in your treatment. Dr. Don Czaplicki can expertly extract damaged teeth, so that you can soon have a healthy smile once again.
He offers effective, trustworthy sedation, allowing you to remain calm and comfortable during the procedure. In the event that you have a more complicated extraction needed, he can refer you to a reliable specialist.
Timeline for Dentures
Your dentist will ensure you are completely comfortable with the appearance and fit of your new dentures.
What Other Patients Say About Czaplicki Family Dentistry
I’ve been going here for over 8 years and couldn’t be happier with the service. The office is clean and comfortable. The hygienist are so nice and gentle. Dr. Don and Dr. Kathy are always very kind. The receptionist are always cheerful and helpful getting my family in for appointments. Would highly recommend!View on Google
My family and I love all three docs! They make you feel so at ease and have great communication skills. Their front office staff can’t be beat! All the ladies are very knowledgeable, helpful and patient! I do have to say we miss Dori who has retired but feel thankful for the time we worked with her. I would recommend Czaplicki Dentistry to anyone looking for a great bunch of professionals!View on Google
Concerned About Cost? Ask Us About CareCredit®
Dental insurance helps with dentures, but it may not cover the full cost. We offer financing via CareCredit®, so you can enjoy a beautiful, healthy smile.