Dentures (Full and Partial)
There are more options than ever for restoring your smile and the health of your mouth. One of the most common and affordable solutions to replace missing teeth is dentures—sets of artificial teeth you can wear to replace some or even all of your teeth.
Wearing dentures helps you perform essential functions like chewing, biting, talking, and swallowing, but they can also help you get your confident smile back. At Dentistry at Millennium Park, we offer both full and partial denture services to the patients of Chicago.
What are the Different Types of Dentures?
Unlike the dental appliances of the past, today you have a variety of comfortable options.
Traditional dentures, which are removable and made of a heavy-duty, quality plastic, are the most common. This includes full dentures, which replace an entire arch of missing teeth, and removable partial dentures, which connect to remaining teeth with a metal framework.
At Dentistry at Millennium Park, using digital impressions, we closely fit dentures to match your mouth and teeth for maximum comfort.
You may choose to use denture adhesive for extra support in holding your false teeth in place throughout the day.
Note that dentures are different from dental implants because they are usually removable, while implants have titanium posts attached to your jawbone to hold them in place. Permanent dentures, which are implants supported with titanium screws, are also an option if you want a permanent solution.
Who Should Get Dentures?
Dentures are an excellent option if you are missing more than three teeth and want an alternative to dental implants. Unlike dental implants, dentures do not require surgery or a certain amount of available jawbone to support them.
Whether you’ve lost teeth from injury, gingivitis or other gum disease, decay, or other health issues, you may want to consider dentures.
However, dentures aren’t the right treatment for everyone. Depending on the extent of your needs, a dental bridge may be better to replace one to three teeth. Dental implants are also a viable permanent option. After an examination, our team can help you understand the options and which one might be best for you.
How Do I Take Care of My Dentures?
Since dentures are made from high-quality dental materials, they won’t decay or get cavities like natural teeth. However, if you don’t care for them properly, dentures can become stained, caked with plaque and tartar and full of bacteria.
To ensure your dentures are a strong investment in your oral health for years to come, care for them the way you would care for natural teeth. Brush them twice a day and use a denture cleaner specifically created to maintain their hygiene.
Additionally, make sure you rinse your dentures after each meal since they are used so much for chewing and eating. When not wearing dentures, keep them moist to avoid breaking, cracking and chipping.
When cared for, dentures are highly durable and often last for years. Make sure to maintain regular hygiene appointments with our team to check and see if any modifications, adjustments or replacements are needed as your mouth matures. If you experience any discomfort or breakage, call (312) 750-9000 immediately for a solution.
Looking for Dentures Near You in Chicago?
At Dentistry at Millennium Park, our expert team specializes in restorative dentistry solutions that repair your smile and mouth back to total oral and aesthetic health. Call our office at (312) 750-9000 to discuss all of the services we offer to restore, protect and maintain your teeth, including full and partial dentures.