Top Dentures Dentist Milwaukee
Dr. Catherine Eserkaln has the experience and credentials you should look for when considering a dentist for your dentures.
Dedicated to life-long learning, Dr. Eserkaln has averaged 100 continuing education credit hours (per licensing period) throughout her career; the minimum requirements for the state of Wisconsin are 30 continuing education credit hours per licensing period!
I’ve ben seeing Dr. Eserkaln for over a year. She and her staff are not only professional but also friendly.
Dr. Catherine Eserkaln, with a high-tech dental office located in Milwaukee, has been serving dentures patients from Milwaukee & Southeast Wisconsin since 2014.
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Treatment Options for Missing Teeth
Implants, dentures and more.
Maintaining proper dental hygiene and regularly visiting the dental office is crucial for keeping a healthy smile. In this way, most dental problems can be avoided or treated on time, preventing more significant damage. However, when the damage is already there and is irreversible, teeth extractions are inevitably indicated. Luckily, our team at MKE Dentures has the knowledge and the tools to restore a patient’s oral health with dental prosthetics.
Our team can offer both partial and complete dentures depending on the specific situation of each patient. If you consider that a denture can be a suitable solution for your condition, continue reading this section, make an appointment and get professional advice from our dentists!
Losing a tooth is not something that any patient should take lightly.
At MKE Dentures, we understand its adverse consequences on the patient’s overall oral health. It is not only about the negative aesthetic impact that it has. It is also about the self-esteem complex that it can lead, and the alteration in patient’s oral functions, such as:
To prevent the problems listed above, we offer effective treatments to deal with missing teeth as soon as possible. The most convenient solution for multiple teeth loss is usually a partial denture. On the other hand, full dentures are considered the best treatment for those who have lost all their teeth in one dental arch.
Full or complete dentures are prosthetic devices that replace every tooth of the dental arch. These dentures are made of high-quality acrylic that resembles both teeth and gums. The full upper denture also has an artificial acrylic palate that improves retention.
Photo features a hand holding an immediate full denture (false teeth).
Natural suction is what keeps these dentures in place, generally aided by dental adhesive. Sometimes the retention can be a little inadequate, but if the denture is well-adapted and solid, it shouldn’t be a major problem. Patients looking for a more comfortable solution can consider a different treatment like an implant-retained full denture.
Tooth loss isn’t something to take lightly, and dealing with it on time is essential to maintain oral health. When a tooth is missing, the normal functioning of the oral cavity is at risk. So when one or several teeth are lost or extracted, patients should visit the dental office as soon as they can to look for the best course of treatment. Many of them find partial dentures as an appealing alternative.
Photo features a hand holding a partial denture (false teeth).
The main component of partial dentures is often a robust and custom-made metal framework. Some people are not willing to wear a metal structure in their mouths. However, this characteristic is a genuine advantage. As metal is more resistant than acrylic, less material is needed, making these dentures more comfortable and, of course, more durable than regular ones.
Partial dentures are acrylic teeth that fit over the gums, replacing the missing ones. The main difference with full dentures is that they do use natural teeth as support and stabilization. On the other hand, partial dentures are as hygienic as full dentures, as they can be easily removed for the correct hygiene of the denture and the remaining teeth.
Anyone who has lost one or several teeth, conserving at least one natural tooth in the dental arch, is a suitable candidate for partial dentures. These dentures are one of the most popular choices amongst patients with a limited budget who want to get their smiles shining again.
Any patient interested in this kind of dentures should first visit the dental office and inquire about available options. At MKE Dentures, our team of professional dentists will help and advise all patients to recover their oral health. They will work together with each patient on deciding which treatment better suits his unique needs.
The main advantage of partial dentures is that they are a less expensive treatment for those patients with multiple tooth loss. Dental insurance plans tend to cover its cost at least partially. If so, patients just need to pay a small fee. Partial Dentures are a convenient option considering both their price and how simple to care they are.
The price of a partial denture will vary depending on the patient’s dental insurance plan. The patients should bring their insurance cards with them when visiting the office and request our front-office staff for details about the benefits that they might have. Our team at MKE Dentures truly cares about patients’ oral health. We want to ensure that every patient will get the prosthetic restoration that better meets his needs.
Same Day Dentures (tooth extractions and dentures on very the same day)
Immediate dentures are the procedure in which, immediately following the removal of the natural teeth, a partial or complete denture is inserted on the same day. This denture allows the patient not to wait several weeks for their mouth to heal after the extractions, where they might feel uncomfortable and under pain.
These dentures can be the best option when a patient requires complete extraction of the remaining teeth.
This alternative will allow the patient to avoid the discomfort of living without teeth for some time. The preparation for immediate dentures begins before the patient’s teeth are extracted.
Photo shows a happy patient of Dr. Eserkaln with new dentures.
Watching someone tentatively smile the first time they get their dentures is an honor and a privilege we do not take lightly. Excited for our patient’s new smile. Reality is… the denture journey is not an easy one for many patients. A lot of mental preparation happens before they get the courage to pick up the phone to make an appointment. We pride ourselves in having a non judgmental, comfortable and fun office.
Photo shows a same day denture patient of Dr. Eserkaln. This is a “my face is still numb but I want to smile” picture. We had the dentures made beforehand and then we took out the teeth.
With this solution, the patient can have a complete set of new teeth straight away. He won’t need to wait until the gums have healed to get the denture completed. However, when the mouth is healing, the gums under the denture might change and shrink. This means that the denture can loosen within a short period (between two and three months). A denture reline can help when this occurs, but a replacement denture may be necessary after some time.
Video 02:12 | Video demonstrating the same day dentures process including tooth extractions.
Snap-In Dentures: the perfect mix
Patients with single tooth loss count with several treatment alternatives to solve their problem. However, when a patient has lost an entire arch of teeth, he doesn’t have many options. The options are just two: a full denture, the traditional prosthetic solution, sometimes slightly uncomfortable or a full-mouth implant restoration that tends to be rather expensive for most people.
Fortunately, at MKE Dentures, we offer a more convenient treatment that lately has been gaining popularity: Snap-In dentures. These modern dentures are the perfect mix between traditional complete dentures and dental implants. Currently, Snap-In dentures are the more advantageous alternative. They provide a dental implant’s retention and bone conservation, remaining as simple and affordable as a full denture.
The Snap-In dentures have a simple treatment procedure. First, between two to four implants are strategically placed along the dental arch by our dentist. In this treatment, no crowns are needed as the implants have a special abutment on their top that perfectly fits in the denture’s acrylic. Once this first part is completed and implants are correctly integrated into the bone, the dentists can proceed with a restorative procedure in which the acrylic denture is attached to the implants’ abutments.
Securing dentures with implants helps prevent bone loss.
How are dental implants helpful for the retention of full dentures?
Snap-In Dentures are also known as implant-supported or implant-retained dentures. They are an excellent solution for patients with multiple tooth loss. Dental implants placed along the arch help retain the denture, making it more functional and comfortable.
As dental implants require a sufficient amount and quality of bone tissue, patients considering this treatment need to visit the dental office for an assessment that might include X-rays and 3D studies, to determine whether they are suitable candidates.Read more and find pricing on the Dental Implants page.
How Much Do Dentures Cost?
“How much will dentures cost?”
“Will I be able to afford them?”
“Are they worth it?”
Dr. Catherine Eserkaln, our dentist in Milwaukee, WI, has been hearing these questions from patients for ages, and the answer varies depending on each case. Below, we do our best to answer those questions for you.
The price can usually range from $1000 to $15,000 per arch. The cost varies depending on the quality of the materials employed. The price for a basic set of full dentures goes anywhere from $600 to $1,500. Midrange quality dentures cost between $1,500 and $3,000. And the price for a premium set is between $3500 – $15,000. When the patient decides which denture to choose, he must consider that the investment he is making will completely change his life for the better.
Please note: costs provided represent an average for dentures nationwide. They don’t necessarily reflect the prices at MKE Dentures.
Each patient is unique, and the treatment that he or she will receive is unique as well. There isn’t a one-for-all dental solution that works for everybody, and the price will vary depending on multiple factors, such as:
Having explained that, you need to understand that it is never easy to estimate a price on a web page correctly. That is why, if you’re considering dentures, you will want a dentist who creates custom solutions and offers as many options as possible for a better outcome. At MKE Dentures, we can indeed provide you that.
Will my dental insurance cover my treatment?
There isn’t a unique answer to this question, as every insurance provider works differently.
Dental insurance policies usually cover a part of the denture treatment cost. That part will vary depending on your coverage.
Our dental practice, located in Milwaukee, WI, currently works with the following providers:
The question now is:
What happens if you don’t have dental insurance or are worried you won’t be able to afford the desired treatment?
There are currently many financing opportunities available to help patients in this situation. They will help them get a beautiful smile without breaking the bank. We accept CareCredit to help make your dental treatment possible and convenient.
We offer denture repair services within a day for the following inconveniences:
Things you need to know concerning denture repairs
Dentures enable you to smile and speak comfortably in front of others, showing a full set of white and bright teeth. However, when a denture suddenly snaps, you surely would like to visit the dental office to get it fixed as soon as you can. Below you will find the essential information you need to know about denture repairs.
The procedure follows these steps:
First, the dentist inspects the dentures thoroughly. Then, she provides instructions to skilled technicians. And finally, the technicians do the repairs as instructed by the dentist.
Using glue is not enough to fix a cracked denture as it doesn’t resist the pressure generated when chewing. In such situations, the only reliable immediate solution is having an extra set of dentures.
No. It is not possible to fix a broken denture with superglue as it will not bond properly with the denture. We strongly advise you not to use superglue because it can damage your dentures even more and can lead to gum inflammation. Superglue also dissolves in water, causing an unpleasant taste in your mouth.
When your dentures break, we advise you to follow these tips:
You should first call your dentist and schedule an appointment to repair the denture.
Those who have a spare set of dentures can use them in the meantime.
Never try at-home denture repair techniques, as they might make it worse.
When patients try to fix a broken denture on their own, there is a high risk of increasing its damage. We advise anyone with a broken denture to visit our office for a professional repair that will bring long-lasting results, avoiding any further difficulties.
Dentures are designed to fit the contours of your mouth perfectly. This level of precision helps to keep them in place. The primary material of a denture is acrylic. Like with any other material, the problem with acrylic is that it wears slightly away over the years. Apart from that, the contours of the mouth tend to change over time. An average patient won’t notice the wear in the acrylic or the small changes in his mouth. However, because the denture needs to fit the mouth with high accuracy, these tiny changes can lead to more significant problems as the denture gets loose.
It is a procedure in which our team adds material, recontouring the inside part of the denture. The outcome is a denture that fits tighter to the mouth. Generally, this procedure can be completed in just one day, and patients go home with their dentures working correctly again. In some cases, when the denture is worn out or the patient has lost weight, the denture might be sent to the laboratory for a better reline.
Before coming into the dental office for a denture reline, patients need to make sure they don’t use any adhesive materials such as Fixodent or Poli-grip. These materials might interfere with the procedure.
If you have inquiries about whether you need a new denture or just a reline, feel free to give us a call. We can set an appointment with Dr. Eserkaln so that she can specifically evaluate your needs.
If you have lost teeth and are looking for a cost-effective solution, call us today and book a denture consultation with Dr. Eserkaln.
The cost of relining a denture is usually affordable. However, it can vary depending on several factors, such as the nature of relining that you need, your type of denture, and where you will get your dental relining done. Either at a clinic or in a laboratory.