Dentures Hoffman Estates, IL

Dentures may be right for you if you have multiple missing teeth and want a fuller and more balanced look. Complete or partial dentures in our Hoffman Estates, IL, dental office can help you fill the gaps left by missing teeth. Dentures are a restorative dental treatment that can replace entire rows of upper and lower tooth arches. Whether you have several missing teeth or all of your teeth missing, dentures can renew the look and function of a healthy smile.

Dentures in Hoffman Estates, IL

The Benefits of Dentures

Our dentures can prevent further oral health and aesthetic problems, including:

Replacing missing teeth with dentures also provides many benefits to patients:

Renewed Speaking and Eating Functions

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 various foods and speak naturally again.

Prevent Shifting Teeth

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.

Natural Look

Moreover, dentures also have aesthetic benefits for your face and teeth. Missing teeth can affect your overall appearance. But dentures can give back natural-looking teeth, boost self-confidence, and improve overall facial aesthetics. It’s like getting a second chance at a beautiful smile.

Prevent Facial Sagging

Additionally, dentures can support the facial muscles and structures to prevent premature facial sagging. When you lose teeth, the facial muscles can start to sag, making your face look sunken. But dentures help support those muscles, thus preventing any premature aging or changes in facial contours.

Convenient Treatment

And let’s not forget about the convenience factor! Dentures are removable, so you can easily clean them to maintain good oral hygiene. It also allows for occasional breaks when your mouth gets tired.

Treatment with Full and Partial Dentures in Hoffman Estates, IL

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 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 complete denture on your upper or lower jaws. Sometimes, Dr. Patel can immediately insert these dentures right after she removes the remaining damaged or decayed teeth. An advantage of this option is that patients have teeth during healing.

After six to eight weeks, Dr. Patel can provide conventional dentures once the soft tissues heal. 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 an excellent 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.

Choosing Implant-Supported Dentures

Dental implants are the premier tooth replacement option. Implants are small metal screws that can anchor dental crowns, bridges, and dentures. While our dentist can use implants to provide removable implant-secured dentures, implant-supported dentures offer even more benefits.

Dental implants ensure that dentures do not:

  • Slip around the mouth
  • Need separate cleaning from their teeth and gums
  • Require constant relining or rebasing
  • Easily break (there is no chance of dropping implant dentures)

We will recommend implants if you have healthy remaining teeth and gums. Implants need enough jaw bone for support, so we can recommend grafting if you do not have enough. Implant-secured dentures are also an option for patients who want to support their jaw bone but want a removable appliance. These dentures use implants to stay in place but are removable for easy cleaning.

Dentures FAQs

Learn more about dentures in our Hoffman Estates, IL, with answers to these common questions:

How many hours a day should you wear your dentures?

Dr. Patel recommends that patients with dentures remove them daily for at least 6 hours. Most patients remove their dentures at night before going to sleep.

You do not need to use your dentures at night, so you will 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 you have no remaining teeth, you may get full dentures. Additionally, you may get partial dentures if you have some teeth remaining.

What is the average age for getting dentures?

Most people begin to lose teeth as they age. This presents you with 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.

You’re never too old to get dentures. You are a candidate as long as you’re in good dental health. Our office can also provide treatment to ensure you’re a candidate.

Restore Missing Teeth

Replace multiple missing teeth for more functional teeth and gums. 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. Please let Dr. Patel know if you have any more questions. She will help find the best tooth replacement for your lost teeth.