Types Of Dentures Available
Do you have difficulty eating due to the gaps in your smile? Do your missing teeth cause stress and embarrassment? If so, you could benefit from dentures to fill in your gaps and give you a more functional smile. However, finding the best type of denture for you can be tricky. Arm yourself with knowledge on the types of dentures and what they do with Dr. Charles Crowl and Dr. Kathryn Bachinski of Hidden Lakes Dental Care in Bolingbrook, IL.
Types of Dentures Available
Dentures can help you get your smile back if you are missing most or all of your teeth. Dentures available include:
- Full: Full dentures use prosthetic teeth to replace all of the teeth on an arch. A full set of dentures replaces all of the teeth in the mouth and includes two arches of prosthetic teeth.
- Partial: Partial dentures utilize any healthy remaining teeth in the arch to hold the denture in place. In return, the stimulation and positioning of the denture keep the teeth in their correct positions. The denture fits over the healthy teeth and locks into place around them.
- Immediate: Patients who require an extraction procedure before they can wear dentures benefit from immediate dentures, which a dental laboratory creates based on impressions of the mouth prior to extraction. This allows the patient to wear their dentures following their procedure and walk out of their dentist’s office with a brand new smile.
- Implant-Supported: Dentures are often used in conjunction with other dental procedures like dental implants. Implant-supported dentures use several implants spaced throughout the mouth to anchor a full denture into the mouth.
Dentures in Bolingbrook, IL
Dentures allow you to eat the foods you love without worrying about how to chew them and smile without feeling embarrassed of your gaps. This added self-confidence gives you the tools you need to make face-to-face interactions less difficult and first impressions stronger. Additionally, dentures restore the biting surface of your teeth, giving you the ability to chew healthy, nutritious foods which you may not have been able to eat before. Missing teeth often cause the facial muscles to sag, a situation which dentures helps to correct.
For more information on dentures, please contact Dr. Crowl and Dr. Bachinski at Hidden Lakes Dental Care in Bolingbrook, IL. Call (630) 759-0077 to schedule your appointment with your dentist today!