- August 18, 2016
Hello and welcome to another August edition of the Shorewood Family Dental Care blog!
If you are upset and tired of living with the embarrassing and unhealthy situation caused by missing teeth, we can help you take your life back with one of our restorative dentistry solutions.
In fact, our modern dentures can quickly boost the health, function, and appearance of your smile. We know that dentures have gotten a bad reputation based on the slippery devices your grandma was prone to lose at dinner. But we can assure you that many advancements have been made in this realm.
Keep reading to hear more about the possibilities and then be sure to follow up with our team to schedule your consultation in our Shorewood, IL dentist’s office.
What Are Dentures?
Essentially, dentures are artificial, replacement teeth, also known as dental prosthetics. Most forms are removable.
Can Dentures Make Life Better?
Yes! You already know the headaches that tooth loss can cause. When you have missing or extracted teeth, this dental prosthetic is an excellent solution for helping you with chewing fiber-rich food as well as improving your appearance and boosting your self-confidence. Dentures can do a lot to improve your day to day existence.
What Kind Of Conventional Dentures Are Available?
Like we said, removable dentures are better now than in previous eras of dentistry. With these, you will be getting a set of natural-looking replacement teeth held in a gum-colored mold.
Full dentures can replace an entire arch of teeth. They fit snugly over your gums, and they are held there by a combination of suction and a special adhesive.
Partial dentures replace some of your teeth in a row. They are usually held by small clasps holding on to neighboring teeth. Both are easy to clean, because you can take them out as needed.
Can Implants Be Used To Stabilize Dentures?
YES! The procedure involves the placement of several dental implants (usually about four) into your jaw. Once they are in place, we will attach a bar or a series of metal balls to the tops of your implants. These pair up to a series of clasps or sockets on your dentures, so when you put them in, they’re held securely in place!
This great system can also be built using your existing dentures, sparing you from having a new set made!
Are Dentures An Effective And Affordable Solution?
You bet! Our dentures provide a practical and cost-effective solution for restoring your smile following tooth loss as an adult. They will help you reclaim your life the easy way.
When you come to our Shorewood office for dentures, we’ll start by removing any remaining teeth. We’ll then take an impression of your mouth so that our dental lab can build you a perfect new set of dentures.
This usually takes a few weeks, and once we get your dentures back, we’ll have you return for a final adjustment and fitting. Then, you’re free to enjoy your new teeth and your new life!
Get Your Confidence Back!
We hope that you have been inspired by today’s post. To see if you are a good candidate for your first set of dentures or if you are curious about upgrading or adjusting your existing dentures, call us today at 815-768-1615 or contact us online now!