When people think about you, they often think of your smile. It says a lot about who you are. Just because you may need dentures, doesn’t mean your personality has to go with your teeth, nor does it mean your smile will now look unnatural. There are many ways to give you a beautiful, natural-looking smile with Chicago dentures.
Ideally, you want to save as many teeth as possible. We’ll help you do that. But, even with the best efforts, there are still times that complete teeth removal is the right decision. If that is the decision you face, we’ll help you understand your various options when it comes to teeth replacement. We can ensure the dentures are properly fit to your mouth and that they reflect your personality.
Chicago Denture Options
An overdenture is a denture that is made to fit over an anchor. That anchor can be dental implants, or natural teeth. Either way, it gives the denture more stability and helps prevent loss of your jawbone. With dentures you can eat better, but with overdentures, you can eat without the fear of them slipping out at embarrassing moments. You also don’t have to worry about denture sores.
Soft dentures are much like regular dentures except it has a soft liner, making it much more comfortable and a little more secure than hard dentures. They are flexible, which helps eliminate those painful sore spots. They are made from porous material, so it becomes even more important to keep them clean. It is easy for microorganisms to get into the pores, causing bacteria to damage your teeth, gums, and overall health.
Removable partial dentures are the most economical way to replace several missing teeth. Typically they are made with a metal framework that attaches to your remaining teeth. You can have the framework made from a pink plastic, which will look a little more natural. If you have three or more teeth missing in a row, partials will not work for you. You also need sound teeth on both sides of the empty space where you’ll place your new teeth.
To see if you’re a candidate for dentures or which type is best for your situation, you may request an appointment with our office.