Welcome to our office! As a general dentist, Dr. Wagner is trained in all dental procedures. In some situations, she may choose to refer patients to an appropriate specialist. Please feel free to click on the following procedures to learn more about them.
- Examinations, radiographs (x-rays), and treatment planning
- Cleanings and deep scaling
- Root canals
- Tooth removal (extraction)
- Crowns and bridges
- Complete dentures and partial dentures
- Dental implants
- Bite guards, sleep apnea devices, and treatment of temporomandibular disorders (TMD)
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Complete dentures and partial dentures
Removable dentures are used to replace missing teeth. Complete dentures are used on "edentulous" patients, or those with no teeth. They are almost always fabricated from various types of acrylic, and take between 5-8 visits to the dentist to complete the fittings and follow-up appointments.
Just like when someone learns to wear contact lenses, dentures take some training to learn how to wear and care for them. With patience, they will become a normal part of your life and allow you to chew, speak, and smile as you always have. Implants can sometimes be used to help stabilize dentures.
Partial dentures are used when a patient has only some teeth missing and wishes to fill in the spaces. They are usually made out of acrylic with some metal component to stabilize the partial and anchor it to the existing teeth. Like complete dentures, they also take some time to get used to wearing but eventually become a normal part of your mouth. Not all teeth are candidates for being anchors for partial dentures, and your dentist will advise you about the best way to approach your treatment plan.