Do you have missing teeth or problematic teeth that make you self-conscious? It’s a common issue, but we believe everyone should love their teeth. Dentures from Naperville Family Dentists can quickly and inexpensively bring back your confidence and your smile.
What are Dentures, and What Do They Do?
Dentures are removable appliances used to replace missing teeth. They are custom made to fit snugly over your gums and can be used to replace all of your teeth (full dentures) or just a few (partial dentures).
Dentures are made of specialized dental material and can be combined with metal or other materials for added strength and support. They help you chew your food properly and make it easier to speak clearly. They also improve the appearance of your smile and support the facial muscles that keep your face looking youthful.
While dentures take some getting used to, most people adjust well to wearing them within a few weeks.
Types of Dentures
There are two types of dentures: complete dentures and partial dentures. We use full dentures to replace all of the teeth in the upper or lower jaw, while we use partial dentures to replace one or more missing teeth when some natural teeth remain. Dentures can be removable or fixed with dental technology such as implants.
How Long Do Dentures Last?
With proper care, dentures can last for many years. The better you take care of them, the longer they can last. Due to wear and tear, they typically need to be replaced every five to ten years.
How to Care For Dentures
You can remove dentures for cleaning. We recommend that patients brush their dentures twice a day and soak them in water or a denture-cleaning solution overnight. Storing in the solution also helps them preserve their shape.
How to Get Dentures
Getting dentures is a multi-step process that usually takes several weeks to complete. If you are interested in getting dentures, the first step is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Primiano or Dr. Mach. The dentist will assess your individual needs during the consultation and determine which type of denture is right for you.
Once you decide on a treatment plan, your dentist will take impressions of your teeth and gums to create a model of your mouth. Next, they will use this model to create a custom denture that fits your mouth perfectly.
Finally, the denture will be attached to your gums using adhesive or implants. Although getting dentures requires effort and patience, the end result is worth it – a bright, beautiful smile that you can be proud of for years to come.
Benefits of Dentures
The cost of dentures varies, but dentures are generally more affordable than other tooth replacement options, such as implants. They are less invasive than many alternative treatments too. Implants, for example, must be surgically implanted into your jawbone. Another example is a dental bridge. A dental bridge often requires some of your natural teeth to be altered to allow the bridge to be cemented on top of them. If you already have missing teeth, dentures are probably the fastest option. You don’t need to wait for your jaw or teeth to adjust before wearing your dentures.
Quality Dentures at Naperville Family Dentists
With dentures from Naperville Family Dentists, you can quickly get your smile back. Our dentures are made with the latest technology and materials, so you know they’ll last for years.
Drs. Primiano and Mach are experts in fitting dentures. We’ll put our training and experience to work for you until you are satisfied with the way your dentures function, feel, and look.
If you have any questions about dentures or would like to schedule a consultation, please call Naperville Family Dentists today.