The Denture Process

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Our De Pere patients love dentures because they support facial structure following tooth loss.

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Receiving Your Custom Dentures

Losing teeth can drastically affect your life, not only because of the pain and discomfort it can cause but also because it can affect your self-confidence and ability to speak and eat comfortably. Fortunately, our De Pere dentist, Dr. Chad Yenchesky, offers a solution to this problem in the form of dentures that use artificial teeth to restore your ability to speak and eat comfortably.

See how the denture process works before making your decision. To schedule an appointment with our dentist in De Pere, contact our office today by calling (920) 336-4201.

The Procedure for Dentures

The dentures procedure typically involves several steps. Patients should keep in mind that depending on the type of denture, such as immediate dentures, they receive, the process may differ from the traditional denture process outlined below.

Initial Consultation 

The first step to determining if complete dentures are perfect for replacing missing teeth is to schedule a consultation at our denture clinic in De Pere with Dr. Chad. They’ll evaluate your oral health and discuss your needs and expectations.

Based on the assessment, our dentist will create a treatment plan tailored to your specific situation. Factors considered include:

  • Number of missing teeth
  • Condition of your oral health
  • Jawbone condition
  • Any potential complications

Preliminary Impressions

Once the decision is made to proceed with dentures, our dentist takes impressions of your gums, teeth, and surrounding tissues to create a mold of your mouth. This mold will be used to create a customized denture that fits securely and comfortably in your mouth.

Using the impressions and measurements, a dental laboratory creates a detailed model of your mouth. This model helps in crafting the dentures to accurately fit the unique shape of your mouth.

Wax Models

A wax model of the dentures will be created to allow you to see how the dentures will look and fit in your mouth. Any necessary adjustments can be made at this stage to ensure that the appearance of the final product meets your needs and expectations.

Final Denture Fitting

Once the wax model has been approved, the final denture will be created. The finished dentures will be fitted in your mouth, and any necessary adjustments will be made to ensure that it fits comfortably and securely.

Follow-up Appointments

After receiving your new dentures, you’ll likely have a follow-up appointment with our dentist to ensure that they’re fitting properly and that you’re comfortable with them. Follow-up appointments are especially important for those who wear dentures to ensure proper fitting and comfort. Dr. Chad may also provide instructions and tips on how to care for and maintain your dentures to ensure their longevity. Make sure to keep up with regular dental visits, ensuring that your new dentures stay in great condition as well as your oral health.

Do You Need Tooth Extraction Before Getting Immediate Dentures?

Getting teeth extracted before getting dentures is a common process for many people who require complete dentures or partial dentures. Tooth decay is a common reason for needing extractions before getting dentures. The process of extracting teeth before denture placement is important because it allows for the proper fitting and comfort of the dentures.

If it’s determined you need a tooth extraction before getting dentures, your dentist will numb the area with a local anesthetic and then remove the necessary teeth. In some cases, your dentist may need to make incisions in the gum tissue to access the teeth.

After the teeth have been extracted, they’ll likely place sutures in the gum tissue to promote healing. Patients may be advised to eat soft foods and avoid smoking and drinking alcohol for some time after the extraction to promote healing.

Once the gums have healed, our dentist will start the process of creating your dentures.

The Lifespan of Your Dentures

After you go through the process of getting dentures, you’ll want to ensure they last as long as possible. On average, traditional dentures last between 5 and 10 years. 

To increase the longevity of your new dentures, keep the following in mind:

  1. Material Quality: The materials used to create a new denture set play a significant role in their durability. High-quality materials tend to last longer.
  2. Proper Care: Proper dentures maintenance and cleaning are essential. Neglecting oral hygiene can lead to faster deterioration. A healthy mouth will aid in the lifespan of your dentures.
  3. Dental Health: Over time, your mouth’s exact shape and structure may change, affecting the fit of your dentures. Regular dental visits can help address this issue.
  4. Denture Type: The type of dentures you have (full denture, partial denture, implant-supported denture) can impact their lifespan. Implant-supported dentures, for example, tend to be more stable and durable.

Frequently Asked Questions

Meet Our Doctor

Dr. Chad Yenchesky

Dr. Chad is no ordinary dentist.
He’s an extraordinary dentist!

As the owner of Fox View Dental, Dr. Chad Yenchesky—or Dr. Chad, as he is more commonly known—brings the best in digital dentistry to Green Bay and Northeast Wisconsin.

Known for his passionate pursuit of implant, restorative, cosmetic and sedation dentistry, loved for his fun and colorful personality, and respected for his active leadership in the national dental continuing education community, Dr. Chad brings a refreshing blend of knowledge and charisma to the chair. Patients especially appreciate his down-to-earth demeanor, relentless …

Achieve a Complete, Healthy Smile With Dentures

The process of getting dentures can be a life-changing experience for individuals who have lost their teeth. While it may take some time to adjust to wearing and caring for your new dentures, the benefits of being able to eat, speak, and smile just like with natural teeth can be well worth it. With the help of Dr. Chad, you can enjoy a comfortable and personalized denture fitting process, as well as ongoing support and care to ensure the longevity and effectiveness of your dentures. 

Schedule a consultation at our De Pere dental office today by giving Dr. Yenchesky a call at (920) 336-4201. We’re happy to help new and returning patients from the Green Bay, WI, area, including Ashwaubenon, Allouez, and Bellevue.

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