Dentures Chicago

Replacing All of Your Missing Teeth at Once

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When you have lost multiple teeth or all of your teeth, you’re likely to have problems chewing your food, and you will probably feel less than completely confident in your appearance and your ability to speak to others. Luckily, thanks to personalized, lifelike dentures, Dr. Mahler can help you re-complete your grin to improve the quality of your day-to-day life. Reach out today if you have suffered from extensive tooth loss and think dentures might be your best option for filling in the empty space.

Why Choose Smile 312 General Cosmetic Implant Dentistry for Dentures?

  • Practice That Offers Complimentary Consultations
  • Prostheses Made Out of High-Quality Materials
  • Dentist with Decades of Experience

Who is a Good Candidate for Dentures?

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You can probably guess that dentures are a good fit for patients who have lost all of their teeth in one or both arches. However, this tooth replacement option may also be worth considering if there are multiple gaps in your grin. You can schedule a consultation with our team in order to explore your options for tooth replacement and find out whether you’re a good candidate for dentures. If you have gum disease or any other oral health issues, we can address them as part of your treatment plan.

Types of Dentures

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There’s more than one kind of denture that you can get depending on the specifics of your situation. The type of denture we recommend for you will be based on your needs. Here’s a summary of your options:

Partial Dentures

Partial dentures are customized to replace a specific number of teeth in the patient’s mouth. Traditionally, this form of tooth replacement is removable; metal clasps are used to help the prosthesis stay in place.

Full Dentures

A full denture may be necessary if you have lost all of your teeth or if you don’t have enough healthy teeth that are worth saving. Just like partial dentures, traditional full dentures are made to be removable. However, instead of relying on clasps, they simply sit on the gums; natural suction helps ensure that your new teeth stay where they need to be.

Implant Dentures

Having your dentures attached to dental implant posts will help ensure that your new teeth will never slip when you don’t want them to. The exact number of implant posts needed to keep a denture anchored in place can vary from patient to patient. Also, while some implant dentures are removable, others are designed to stay in your mouth 24/7.

The Benefits of Dentures

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Dentures have been around for a very long time, and plenty of people today continue to rely on them to get the most out of life even after tooth loss. Some of the benefits associated with dentures are:

  • A more varied diet due to being able to chew a wider variety of foods.
  • Preserving a more youthful facial appearance.
  • A prosthesis that is very easy to take care of and can potentially last for 7 to 10 years.