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Senior Denture Clinic in Madison, WI

Dentures are a removable replacement for missing teeth. Total Care Dental creates full and partial dentures to improve the smiles and oral health of our patients. Partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain, while complete dentures are used to completely replace all teeth. Our comprehensive dentists will measure your mouth and have customized dentures made, ensuring total comfort and functionality.


Creating New DenturesRestoring Seniors' Bright Smiles with Full & Partial Dentures

A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissues. Dentures are created from an impression, or an imprint measuring a patient's teeth and gums, for a functional and comfortable fit. Madison's Total Care Dental provides effective dental restoration services to improve your smile and oral health with dentures. We offer two types of dentures – partial and complete.

Partial Dentures vs Complete Dentures

Partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain, while complete dentures are used to replace all teeth to restore your smile and mouth function. Dentures are designed to resemble and take place of your natural teeth so there are no noticeable changes to your appearance.

Complete Dentures Improve Your Oral Health

Dentures Made by Madison Dentists

Complete dentures are removable and may require adjustments to create a proper fit with the gums and mouth. They are used by patients who have no remaining teeth on the top and bottom of their mouth as a result of disease, aging, or trauma.

Without teeth, cheeks and lips may sink inward to a withdrawn appearance around your mouth. Speaking may also be difficult. Total Dental Care creates dentures to improve your ability to eat and speak while making your mouth look great. Complete dentures are custom-made to fit your mouth, whether for the top, bottom, or both rows of your teeth.

Reasons to get complete dentures:

  • Replace all missing teeth
  • Improve chewing and speech function
  • Maintain a healthier mouth
  • Prevent/treat problems related to TMJ disorder
  • Support facial structure
  • Develop a more pleasing smile

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Partial Dentures

A removable partial denture is a device used when one or more natural teeth still remain in the upper or lower jaw. Replacement teeth are attached to a gum-colored plastic base held in place in the mouth by special clips or clasps. Unlike complete dentures, these are used to replace only a few teeth on the top, front, back or bottom of the mouth, similar to a dental bridge. Partial dentures offer similar benefits to complete dentures, enhancing your self-esteem and confidence.

Partial Dentures Made in Madison

In most cases, another tooth can be added to partial dentures when the loss of a natural tooth occurs. It is generally easier to repair partial dentures when they are broken compared to full dentures.

Types of partial dentures:

  • Removable partial dentures (RPD): The most common partial denture that consists of replacement teeth attached to a metal or resin base that fits over remaining teeth and gums. 
  • Fixed partial dentures (FRD): Also known as dental bridges, FRDs are not removable and are attached to natural teeth on either side of the gap.
  • Flexible partial dentures: This type of denture is made of a flexible material that fits the shape of the mouth.
  • Implant-supported partial dentures: A partial denture attached to dental implants instead of natural teeth.

Easy to Use Dentures from Madison Dentists

If you are missing all of your teeth, discuss the option of dental implants over-dentures with our dentists. Implant over-dentures connect to two implants surgically placed into the jaw bone. The implants keep the dentures securely in place during oral activities such as eating and talking, yet still, allow for easy removal for cleaning.

Dentures with implants and our four life changing implants are very secure when custom fit at TCD. New dentures may feel awkward or loose for the first few weeks until the muscles of your cheek and tongue learn to keep them in place. Although this may require some practice, you will enjoy the benefits of having a full mouth of teeth.

Cosmetic Dentistry and Partial Dentures

While dentures are mostly used to restore smiles, they can improve your overall appearance. Before getting your partial dentures made, you’ll want to address any other cosmetic issues. Our in-office whitening can make your current teeth sparkle and perfectly match the color of your new dentures.

Additional cosmetic dentistry procedures include veneers, Invisalign clear braces, and contouring.

How Do Dentures Compare to Dental Implants, Crowns, and Bridges?

Dentures are just one option for replacing missing teeth. Implants, crowns, and bridges can replace multiple teeth but differ from partial dentures since they cannot be removed once installed. If you have lost most of your adult teeth, partial and complete dentures will likely be your best choice.

Our Madison dentists will examine your mouth to determine which replacement option is best for you. Read more about alternative teeth replacement options from Total Care Dental. 

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With Dentures, Age is Just a Number

Man Smiling Wearing Dentures

It is a common misconception that only the elderly use dentures. There are many reasons people of all ages lose their teeth. Injury, disease, and genetics can cause teeth to fall out prematurely and require replacement. Car accidents and sports injuries have also led many younger individuals to get removable partial dentures. The expertly crafted dentures made by Total Care Dental will look just like your natural teeth, letting you enjoy your smile without being self-conscious.

Denture Hygiene Tips

Another common misconception about dentures is that they don’t need to be brushed. Dentures must be cleaned and cared for just like your regular teeth. This includes daily brushing, flossing and dental exams. The Madison dental team of TCD will help you properly care for your new dentures to keep your entire mouth healthy.

Dentures You Can Afford from Madison Dentists

The cost of replacing all your teeth with dentures can be daunting. TCD wants everyone to have a beautiful and healthy smile, which is why we offer many payment options for our patients.

Dentures can make an incredible difference in your life, both by improving your oral health and making eating a more enjoyable experience. Affording a new set of dentures is easy with Total Care Dental's financial plans. We accept cash, personal check, credit cards, CareCredit, Illumisure and most major insurance plans. Even if you have no dental insurance, ask about a potential 5% discount!

Frequently Asked Questions About Dentures

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Can you get partial dentures for just your front teeth?

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Total Care Dental offers multi-level payment options for a variety of dental care services at our Madison, WI location. Enjoy routine checkups, cleanings, x-rays, periodontal preventative care and more without the hassle of dealing with insurance companies that don't value your time or health needs.

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  • Low-cost monthly payments
  • 10% off additional treatments
  • Immediate Benefits
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Meet the TCD Madison Dentists

Our team of compassionate and knowledgeable professionals create a warm, inviting atmosphere, ensuring patients of all ages feel welcome. At TCD, we treat every patient like a member of our family.

Dr. Brett Clark

Dr. Brett Clark

Dentist & Owner

Little League Coach, Barefoot Water Skier, Exercise Junkie, Super-Dad!

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Dr. Jason Vandehaar

Dr. Jason Vandehaar

Dentist & Owner

Eagle Scout, Badger Fan, Dog Lover, Lifeguard, Hater of Shredded Coconut!

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Dr. Tammy Kalsow

Dr. Tammy Kalsow


Positive, loving, nurturing spirit. 

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Dental Hygienist

Positive Spirit, Team Leader, Hockey Mom; "A family that flosses together stays together!"

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Dr. Tammy Kalsow
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