Dentures may be right for you if you have multiple missing teeth and want a fuller and more balanced smile. Complete or partial dentures in our Hoffman Estates, IL dental office can help you fill the gaps left by missing teeth. Our dentures can also prevent further oral health and aesthetic problems, including:
Replacing missing teeth with dentures also provides many benefits to patients. For starters, dentures can significantly improve your ability to chew and speak properly. When you’re missing teeth, it can be tough to enjoy certain foods, or even have a clear conversation without some slurring or mumbling. But dentures from Dr. Dhara Patel can help restore that functionality. We can make it much easier for you to eat a wide variety of foods and speak naturally again.
Another advantage is that dentures can prevent any shifting of your remaining teeth. For example, nearby teeth tend to move around when there are gaps. This will lead to crooked teeth or even an uneven bite. However, partial dentures can help with this and maintain the proper alignment of your teeth.
Moreover, dentures also have aesthetic benefits for your face and smile. Missing teeth can really affect your overall appearance. But dentures can give back that natural-looking smile, boost self-confidence, and improve overall facial aesthetics. It’s like getting a second chance at a beautiful smile!
Additionally, dentures can provide support to the facial muscles and structures to prevent premature facial sagging. When you lose teeth, the facial muscles can start to sag and make your face look sunken in. But dentures help support those muscles, thus preventing any premature aging or changes in facial contours.
And let’s not forget about the convenience factor! Dentures are removable, which means you can easily clean them to maintain good oral hygiene. It also allows for occasional breaks when your mouth gets tired.
Call Best Dental Spa at 847.660.6603 for comfortable and comprehensive dental care to restore the form and function of your smile.
Treatment with Dentures and Partial Dentures
Before choosing a treatment option, Dr. Dhara Patel will examine the health of your teeth and gums, assessing your bite and tooth structure. She will also review your specific dental needs before choosing a restorative treatment, which may consist of full or partial dentures.
Complete dentures replace most or all of a patient’s teeth. You can have a full denture on your upper or lower jaws. Sometimes, Dr. Patel can immediately inset these dentures right after she removes remaining damaged or decayed teeth. An advantage of this option is that patients have teeth during the healing period.
Dr. Patel can provide you with conventional dentures once the soft tissues heal, after about six to eight weeks. Dr. Patel also offers all-on-four dental implants. Dental implants can permanently secure a denture to your mouth.
A removable denture or over-denture is an option that fits over several remaining natural teeth or dental implants. Partial dentures fill in the gaps left by missing teeth and are a great option for patients with several missing teeth but some natural ones remaining.
Removable partial dentures usually consist of replacement teeth attached to plastic bases connected by a metal framework. These dentures attach to natural teeth with metal clasps or precision attachments, which blend in with teeth. Our dentist can also place dental crowns on your natural teeth to improve the fit of your removable partial denture.
How many hours a day should you wear your dentures?
Dr. Patel recommends that patients with dentures should remove them every day for at least 6 hours. Most patients remove their dentures at night before going to sleep. People do not need to use their dentures at night, so most find that nighttime is the best time to remove them. This gives your mouth a break and time to clean or soak dentures.
Can you wear dentures if you have no teeth?
We highly recommend that patients with no teeth get complete dentures. If they have no remaining teeth, they may get full dentures. Patients with some teeth remaining may get partial dentures.
What is the average age for getting dentures?
Most people begin to lose teeth as they age. This presents the need for a solution to missing teeth. Many patients choose dentures to replace missing teeth. Some people may develop a need for dentures once they reach 40, while others may need them around 60 or 70.
Replace your missing teeth today! Call Best Dental Spa for treatment in the Schaumberg and Hoffman Estates areas at 847.660.6603. You can also request an appointment with Dr. Patel online.