The creation of a set of full or partial dentures is a specialized field of dentistry focused on restoring unsightly or missing teeth to return to a natural looking, visually pleasing condition.
The creation of a set of full or partial dentures is a specialized field of dentistry focused on restoring unsightly or missing teeth to return to a natural looking, visually pleasing condition. We can achieve this goal using several different procedures, all tailored to your unique treatment plan. The team at Brechon Dental focus on preserving as much of your natural teeth as possible, to achieve an authentic looking repair, while maintaining or improving your surrounding bone and gum tissue.
The entire staff at Brechon Dental will embrace you as family. Being family owned for over two generations, we extend our compassion and caring concerns to all patients of all ages. Located at 115 W. Lincoln Ave. in Belvidere, Illinois, 61008, we enjoy serving the entire community and the surrounding areas. Simply call 815-491-8032 with any dental questions or concerns and schedule your appointment today for an examination to see if you might benefit from either full or partial dentures.
Having a complete set of white teeth can completely change your quality of life. When you might be missing a good portion of your teeth, your social situations can become stressful and embarrassing if you find yourself hiding your natural smile.
Dentures have become a long-standing, traditional option if you are looking to replace partial and full portions of your teeth. Dentures can protect exposed gums, increase the functionality of the mouth with no teeth, all while allowing you to show off your renewed confidence with a healthy smile.
Are You a Candidate for Full or Partial Dentures?
If you are experiencing any of the following situations you may be a perfect candidate for denture treatments:
- You are missing the majority or all your natural teeth.
- You are experiencing severe decay requiring teeth extraction.
- You have developed a lack of bone integrity or density for dental implants.
- Your gums are receding due to age or disease.
The Different Types, Full and Partial Dentures
You do not have to remove all your teeth to get dentures. There are several types of dentures available if you are seeking replacement options for missing teeth in multiple stages of treatment:
- Full Sets: When you initially think of dentures, you often are referring to a complete set. If you receive a full set of dentures you are missing all your teeth from decay or damage, requiring a full mouth of replacement teeth to achieve a healthy smile.
- Partial Sets: If you still have healthy natural teeth or are considering the possibility of dental implants in the future, you often receive a partial set of dentures. These sets are made to sit on existing teeth and gums and can be adjusted as dental implants are added.
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The Denture Procedure at Brechon Dental
Dental Impressions-To ensure your dentures fit comfortably and securely on your gums, we will need to take an impression of your remaining teeth and gums to help create your restorative appliance. If you require extractions of decayed or damaged teeth, Brechon Dental will then need to wait to take your impressions until the gums are completely healed to reduce the risk of loose dentures due to swelling.
Wax Rims- To correctly measure the bite alignment of your teeth, we will use a set of wax rims. When placing the rims on your mouth, we can gauge how the dentures will need to be formed to achieve a healthy bite once they are in your mouth.
Customized Teeth- At some point in your initial appointments, Brechon Dental will allow you to customize your dentures. By choosing the size, shape, and shade of teeth to be used, you can achieve the exact look you have always wanted for your smile.
After collecting all the measurements and details to create your dentures, we will send the information to the dental lab responsible for fabricating your appliance.
Trial Fit-To help you get used to your new dentures, we will create a plastic and wax mock-up set to give you an idea of how they will look and feel. This trial helps us make any adjustments needed to the fit and shape of the dentures before creating the final set of full or partial dentures.
Final Fitting-When the mock-up set has been approved, the dental lab will create the final partial or full denture set for your restoration. You will return to Brechon Dental for a final fitting to make any minor adjustments needed before completion. Your dentures should feel comfortable and secure before leaving the appointment to prevent discomfort or soreness.
Check-Up Appointment- In some cases, check-up appointments may be advantageous if you feel uncomfortable with the fit of your dentures. Tight or loose-fitting dentures can cause gum sores and swelling, preventing you from wanting to wear them as needed. Making an appointment with Brechon Dental at the first sign of a problem is essential in avoiding discomfort and helping your mouth get used to the dentures quicker.
Proper Care for Your Dentures
Because there is no surgery involved with your dentures, there is minimal discomfort expected with a proper fit. It is typical for upper dentures to feel tighter, while lower dentures fit looser. If you are experiencing slightly loose-fitting dentures, there are multiple adhesive products available to help keep your dentures tightly in place. If you are experiencing loose fitting dentures that are causing sores, you will likely need to see us for an adjustment with the set.
You should expect to wear your dentures during waking hours and then remove them at night for proper cleaning. You may find the hardest adjustment when starting to wear your dentures is getting into the habit of wearing them every day. Dentures will change your appearance and chewing habits, causing you to feel slightly self-conscious in the beginning. It is important to be patient during this transition and to remember your dentures will feel more natural the more they are worn every day.
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Dentistry for You in Belvidere
Brechon Dental is a family-owned dental clinic at 115 W. Lincoln Ave. in Belvidere, Illinois, 61008. Our highly compassionate staff and dentists are genuinely dedicated to your dental care and your healthy smile. When you visit us in our newly designed office, we focus on making your experience with our staff comfortable and rewarding. We wish for you to leave your visit smiling, with teeth that are healthier and brighter. From regular examinations and dental cleanings to a variety of cosmetic procedures, our goal is to provide you with only the best in dental care and treatments so that you achieve and maintain a smile you are proud of. We want you to have convenient access to dental care by accepting most major insurances and offering financing options. Call 815-491-8032 to schedule your appointment with Brechon Dental today.