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Dentures

Dentures in Alexandria MN

Dr. Haack will work with you on an individual basis to determine the most suitable tooth replacement option for your unique oral health needs and cosmetic goals. Replacing missing teeth will restore both dental health and daily quality of life, improving speech and the ability to enjoy a varied diet as well as your sense of confidence in your overall appearance.

Dentures and partial dentures have long been the only treatment option to replace the upper, lower or both arches of teeth. Recent advances in techniques and materials now offer patients cosmetic dentures that are natural looking and comfortable and secure results with dental implants.

Types of dentures:

There are three types of dentures and Dr. Haack will discuss your options as well as their pros and cons for long term dental health.

Full dentures: a full denture can be fixed or removable, replacing all of the upper or lower arch of teeth.
Partial dentures: a partial denture replaces several lost teeth and can be fixed using dental implants for a lasting result.
Implant secured dentures: cosmetic dentures can be permanently secured using strategically placed dental implants for the most natural looking and functioning result.

Dentures: What To Consider

Dr. Haack will perform a thorough evaluation of your oral health and discuss your personal concerns and goals during an initial consultation to determine if dentures are the best option for replacing your missing teeth. Whenever possible he will recommend using implant supported dentures, or “all-on-four”, because of the many benefits they offer when it comes to restoring a beautiful new smile.

Benefits of Implant Supported Dentures

Implant dentures have a 95% or better success rate and equally high level of patient satisfaction. While this procedure does require a greater initial investment compared to alternatives like removable dentures or bridges, implant dentures offer the best long term benefits.

-Supports bone retention for better overall dental health
-Restores normal chewing function and enables a varied, healthy diet
-Allows patient to speak and smile naturally and comfortably
-No daily maintenance- no glues, adhesives, soaks or rinses.

Dentures, either removable or implant supported are a multi step process from treatment planning to final placement. Your procedure will begin with dental impressions and work with you to fabricate a custom denture that supports improved dental health and complements your natural appearance.

Your new smile will be aesthetically pleasing, comfortable and functional.