Who Can Get Dentures?

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

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Assessing Your Eligibility for Dentures at Fox View Dental

Dentures are a popular solution for individuals who have lost teeth. However, before getting dentures, our De Pere, WI dentist will help determine whether they’re the right option for you. Individuals with significant tooth loss are often considered for dentures. Having healthy gum tissue is crucial for being a good candidate for dentures.

The decision to get dentures is a personal one that requires careful consideration of your specific needs and circumstances. To schedule your appointment at Fox View Dental, contact our dental office today by calling (920) 336-4201.

Dentures Candidacy 

Dentures can be an excellent option for individuals who are missing teeth, but not everyone is a good candidate. Full dentures are an option for those missing an entire arch of teeth. Several factors can affect a person’s candidacy for dentures. The condition of remaining teeth can impact the decision to get dentures.

Number of Missing Teeth

Dentures can replace missing teeth, but the extent of tooth loss may affect the type of denture recommended. Partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain.

Jawbone Density

Good candidates for dentures typically have healthy gums and enough jawbone density and bone structure to support the denture. If you have bone loss, you may require other treatments before receiving dentures.

Good Oral Health

Patients should be committed to maintaining good oral hygiene practices and attending regular dental checkups with their dentist to ensure the longevity of their dentures. Maintaining healthy teeth is crucial to support dentures effectively.

Gum Disease

Patients with gum disease may require treatment to restore healthy gum tissue before getting dentures. Our De Pere, WI dentist will evaluate the extent of the gum disease to determine if the patient is a suitable candidate.

Expectations and Goals

Patients should have realistic expectations about what dentures can and cannot do. For example, dentures can improve the appearance of the smile and help with basic functions like chewing and speaking, but they may not feel or function exactly like natural teeth.


Cost can also be a factor in determining candidacy for dentures, as they can be a significant investment. However, many dental insurance plans do cover a portion of the cost of dentures, making them a more accessible option for some individuals.

Overall Health

If a patient has other health conditions that might make dental surgeries or procedures risky, removable dentures might be a safer option.

Denture Alternatives

If dentures aren’t right for you, your dentist may recommend any of these alternatives:

  • Dental implants: Implants are small titanium posts that are surgically placed in the jawbone, where they fuse with the bone to provide a stable base for a replacement tooth or teeth. Dental implants are a popular alternative to dentures as they look and function like natural teeth and can last for years. Implant-supported dentures are anchored to the jawbone and provide a more durable option.
  • Dental bridges: Bridges are artificial teeth that are anchored in place by neighboring teeth. They’re a good option for patients who are missing one or more teeth in a row but still have some natural teeth remaining. Dental bridges are less invasive than implants but may not last as long.
  • Flipper: A flipper is a removable partial denture used as a temporary tooth replacement. It’s usually made of acrylic and is less expensive than other options, but it’s not a long-term solution. Prosthetic teeth can help regain confidence and improve speech.

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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 …

Discover if You Qualify for Dentures With Dr. Yenchesky

With the right care and attention, dentures can provide a comfortable and effective solution for restoring one’s ability to eat, speak, and smile with confidence. If you’re interested in finding out if you qualify for dentures, schedule an appointment with Dr. Yenchesky by giving our De Pere, WI dental office 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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