Partial Dentures in Chaska

A smile marred by multiple missing teeth can cause many problems for a person. In addition to making them feel extremely self-conscious, it can also have a drastic impact on their oral health. Often, the remaining teeth will shift into the open spaces, and this can easily cause them to crowd and appear crooked. Plus, the exposed gum tissue is much more likely to become infected, and this can lead to even more lost teeth. Fortunately, the team at Chaska Dental Center have a solution that can not only give someone their complete smile back, but protect their oral health as well: partial dentures.

What Are Partial Dentures?

Dentures are made of an acrylic, gum-colored base that are attached to prosthetic teeth. Partial dentures, in particular, are intended to help patients who are missing teeth all throughout their mouth. Unlike a bridge, it is able to help patients who have missing teeth that are not right next together. The denture itself simply slips into place and fills in the gaps like a puzzle piece. They are held securely using metal clasps attached to healthy teeth, and can be easily removed to be cleaned. At Chaska Dental Center, you can get a traditional partial denture, or a softer, lightweight kind called Valplast Flexible Partials. Both are extremely effective at helping restore a patient’s smile and protecting them from the issues related to missing teeth.

How Are Partial Dentures Made?

As we mentioned earlier, partial dentures are meant to specifically fit with a particular patient’s remaining teeth. Each one we make is customized for every patient to assure quality, appearance, and comfort. In order to do this, we utilize a meticulous process to make sure they fit perfectly.

Firstly, our team will take a series of x-rays, scans, and pictures of your teeth and jaw to figure out how they should fit together with the denture. These will be used to construct a series of models that you will try on, and each one will be slightly adjusted to make sure they fit and look better than the last. You will be included in every step of the process so that you know you will get the exact kind of smile that you want. After both you and your doctor have decided on the final model, this will be used to cast your actual dentures. The entire process usually takes multiple visits spread out over the course of a few weeks.

Using Your New Dentures

If you’ve been missing teeth for a long time, a new partial denture may feel a bit strange at first, especially while you are talking or eating. This won’t last forever, however, and they should start to feel normal after a couple of weeks. To help this process go faster, stick to softer foods initially so you can get used to chewing with them, and read aloud to get comfortable speaking. After meals, you should remove your denture and clean it thoroughly, as well as soak it overnight. Cleaning them is very similar to just brushing your teeth, but you’ll need to use products specifically for cleaning dentures. Dr. Meschke and Dr. Swingdorf will be able to recommend which products should work best. With the proper care, your partial dentures should easily look like new for the next 5-7 years.

How Do I Start Getting Dentures From the Dentist Near Me?

If you’re ready to finally have a complete smile again, all you need to do to get started is call the Chaska Dental Center. We’ll schedule a consultation, and this will give the doctors a chance to make sure that a partial denture is the best possible solution for you.

If you have any questions about partial dentures, or want to start restoring your smile, just give us a call today.

I brought my daughter, 10 years old, to the clinic yesterday. Was blown away by how east to work with all of the staff. Wendy at the front desk was wonderfully warm and inviting. The hygienist we had, Erin, was wonderful with my daughter. She was very engaging. We had Dr. Swingdorf as our dentist and he was amazing. Talked to my daughter instead of to me, which I LOVE! He addressed all of our concerns and was very approachable. Would recommend them to anyone looking for an outstanding dental clinic!

I want to state how fortunate I am - and I am certain everyone else of Dr. Meschke's patients - to have such an outstanding and most capable person as Dr. Tom Meschke as our dentist. I am certain Dr. Meschke has to be one of the very best dentists in the entire state of Minnesota. He is personable with his patients, he is genuinely interested in correcting and resolving your dental issue. I know he has made a big difference in my dental health from where I started with him about 20 years ago to where I am today which is in positive dental health. There are many good dentists in Minnesota, I am certain, but I do not believe that Dr. Meshke could be ranked below any of them. He is truly the best! - Steve W.

Fantastic dental experience! The office staff have always treated me with respect and care. Dr. Swingdorf is the best dentist I've ever seen. Highly recommend! - Ross N.

Really enjoy coming in, the doctors and the entire staff are more engaged and concerned which makes the atmosphere much more friendly and less transactional. The atmosphere was only one facet that made the experience great, I went for a basic appointment but it felt tailored to my needs more so that with other dentists I've gone to. Would definitely recommend to friends and family - Christopher S.

Life changer for me! I had missing teeth and bone loss for years and Dr. Meschke came up with a plan for implants. I can chew with the right side of my mouth again for the first time in over 10 years! Our family of 9 is lucky to have him for a dentist. Professional, Innovative, Caring, & Affordable. Thanks Dr. Meschke!!! - Scott F.

Dr. Swingdorf, I wanted to thank you and Linda and the rest of Chaska Dental's staff for all your courtesy and care to make sure my dental and overall health continue to be excellent. - Camille

Thank you Dr. Swingdorf for your time and attention when I came in for my 6 month check up. I very much appreciate all you do for my and the health of my dental care. I cannot thank you enough!

The receptionists are helpful and courteous, the hygienists are patient, gentle, knowledgeable and very nice. We've been coming here for years and have no intentions on going anywhere else.

One too many kernels of Kettle Korn at the Twins game this past weekend. I called CDC first thing Monday morning and was in the chair for molar restoration within a half hour. Now that's accommodation. Thank you! Go TWINS!

As much as it is contradictory to say; You make dentist visits/work enjoyable! Thanks again and...I always refer my friends your way for a great dentist!

Tom, Thank you so much for your honesty & integrity. I had no idea of your warranty or even that this tooth had been worked on before or when. This will not go unnoticed in the community. I've already told several people of your honesty and quality of work & will continue to do so. - Luke

Dear Tom, Thank you for your care and concern for me - I appreciate your professional pride in your excellent work - even when you make a patient wait. Thank goodness you did have new caps made. I LOVE MY NEW TEETH. Best wishes to you and your family - you are special. XOXO-Susan

The dental care from Dr. Meschke and his staff is the best I've received in my adult years. They are professional, thorough, and make the experience something to look forward to (which is a hard thing to do, given that it's dental work and generally, not an enjoyable experience).
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Just a note to say a sincere Thank You for the beautiful work you did on my front tooth, the "prettiest" tooth in my mouth. Yes, Betty, my sister-in-law was informed. I'll show it off Saturday at a wedding shower!
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