Ronald W. Hull D.D.S

700 W Walworth St
Elkhorn, WI 53121
(262) 723-2911

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By Gentle Dental Care
November 08, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dentures  

Millions of people suffer from tooth loss due to tooth decay or trauma. Tooth loss can have a negative effect on your smile and your self-esteem. Tooth loss often causes people to feel uncomfortable when smiling, speaking, or laughing. In addition, tooth loss makes you less outgoing. For example, if your friends are going out together, you may be tempted to stay home due to your appearance.

Fortunately, you don't have to allow tooth loss to dictate your life. Dr. Ronald Hull of Gentle Dental Care can treat tooth loss using partial dentures in Elkhorn, WI.

What Are Partial Dentures?

Partial dentures are made of a plastic and metal frame that holds one or more false teeth to replace the ones you are missing. The dentures clip into your mouth using the healthy surrounding teeth as an anchor. Partial dentures look like your natural teeth and restore your smile. In addition, partial dentures in Elkhorn, WI are less expensive than dental bridges and dental implants.

How Partial Dentures Can Improve Your Life?

There are several ways that using partial dentures can improve your appearance and your overall well-being.

  • A beautiful smile: Partial dentures will fill in the gaps where you are missing teeth naturally and will restore your smile to its natural beauty.
  • Improved self-esteem: Treating your tooth loss with partial dentures in Elkhorn, WI will improve your smile and improve your self-esteem. When the problem is corrected, you can smile and laugh without feeling embarrassed. Also, you will no longer need to avoid social gatherings because you are afraid of what people will think. After getting partial dentures, you will feel happier and more confident.
  • Prevent your teeth from shifting: When you are missing teeth, the existing teeth will start to shift. This is a serious problem that could lead to more extensive and expensive dental procedures to move your teeth back to their original position.
  • Partial dentures will fill in the gaps, preventing your teeth from shifting. They will also restore your smile now, rather than waiting until you require multiple procedures to restore your smile.
  • Restore the shape of your face: Tooth loss can destabilize your jaw, which can change the shape of your face. When the structure of your jaw starts to fail, your face will begin to sag. Partial dentures will not only restore your smile, but they can also prevent your face from sagging, which can change your entire appearance.

If tooth loss is affecting your appearance and self-esteem, Dr. Hull can help. He can take a mold of your mouth and they will then send it off to have the partial dentures made. Partial dentures are less expensive than a dental bridge and dental implants, making them the more cost-effective option. In addition, the dental implant procedure can take months, and you can have partial dentures in your mouth within a week.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Hull at Gentle Dental Care, call (262) 723-2911.

By Gentle Dental Care
August 24, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Partial Dentures   Dentures  

Tooth loss can be a pain for anyone. It's embarrassing and hinders simple functions, like your ability to speak and eat. What partial dentures do is provide a cost-effective solution to restore function and appearance. Dr. Ronald Hull of Elkhorn, WI, provides his patients with partial dentures but before considering them, here are a few FAQs.

What are partial dentures?

Partial dentures consist of a pink or gum-colored plastic base with teeth attached to it. The oral appliance is custom made to fit over your gums and in your mouth for a refined look.

Do you need to have partial dentures adjusted?

Take your time getting your partial dentures adjusted to ensure dentures fit properly. This prevents bone and gum recession or shrink, and prevents soft-tissue irritation and sores.

What does it feel like to wear partial dentures?

It may feel awkward in the beginning to have something that seems bulky in your mouth until you're accustomed to wearing it. So take your time speaking with your Elkhorn dentist about any necessary adjustments until you get the right feel.

Wearing and removing your partial denture requires practice so let your dentist take the lead on instructions. Dentures should fit easily and never bite down to force the partial denture in place. This may break the denture.

What can I eat?

Partial dentures restore your ability to eat but start out by eating soft foods cut into small pieces. Chew on both sides of the mouth to even out pressure on both sides of your mouth and avoid sticky and hard foods.

Do partial dentures improve your speech?

Yes. Practice makes perfect, so if you have difficulty with certain words, say them out loud continuously until you get the hang of it.

How do you care for your dentures?

  1. Take off dentures over a sink with water to avoid dentures breaking if they fall.

  2. Use a denture cleaner recommended by the American Dental Association, not toothpaste because it can be too harsh on dentures.

  3. Brush the denture using a soft-bristled brush every day to remove food and plaque to avoid permanent staining.

  4. Don’t ingest denture cleansers and always thoroughly rinse the denture before wearing it.

Who should you call?

If you have questions or are interested in partial dentures, call Dr. Ronald Hull of Elkhorn, WI, at (262) 723-2911 today. Our office has a Multi-stage  HEPA air filter with Ulta- Violet C band light unit in the room with each chair to clean the air and remove Viruses and Bacteria for a safer visit.

Elkhorn WI Dentist

Ronald W. Hull, D.D.S.

Dr. Hull is a Wisconsin native, and grew up in Walworth County. He went to UW-Whitewater , and then went to Marquette Dental School, where he graduated with honors.He has practiced in Elkhorn for over 30 years.

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