It is in the heart of every dentist in Belvidere, IL, to make sure that you keep your natural teeth for a lifetime. The sad reality is that this is not everyone’s fate. Approximately 120 million Americans are missing at least a tooth. Sadly, this number is expected to grow in the next few decades.
If this is the case, and you have a lost a tooth, then you might need same day dentures or partial dentures for front teeth.
For aesthetic value, teeth are essential for smiling, and missing a tooth will alter your smile. But not to worry, the dentures’ before and after photos will be excellent.
Dentures are prosthetic replacements of your missing teeth. They can be removed and placed again in your mouth at your convenience. Though you will need to get used to them, modern dentures feel, look, and function like your natural teeth.
They are made of acrylic and secured in place with metal.
When you visit our dentist in Belvidere, IL, your impressions will be taken to the lab. Then we will custom-make your dentures based on your impressions. Our dentist will then choose among the following dentures which are best for you:
The conventional full denture is used when there are no teeth in your mouth. After the remaining teeth are extracted, then the tissues have healed, our dentist then fixes the dentures. The healing process may take up to several months, which means that you will have no teeth during this time.
They are also referred to as temporary dentures. During your prior visit, our dentist will make models of your mouth and jaw. Then the dentures are placed the same day. These same-day dentures have a significant benefit, in that you do not have to stay for months without teeth. The only downside is that they have to be relined several months after they have been fitted.
The partial denture has a metal frame that is used to anchor itself on your natural teeth. Prosthetic crowns are, at times, placed on some of your teeth to act as anchors for the partial dentures. This option is only viable when you have a good amount of healthy teeth that have remained. This is because the dentures need healthy teeth for anchorage.
Dentures have several benefits that can change your life. Here are some of the benefits:
You will feel a bit uncomfortable or awkward for the first few weeks, at times even months, after the new dentures have been inserted. You will need to practice how to eat and speak. Your cheek muscles will take some getting used to as they learn how to hold the dentures.
You might have an excess of saliva flowing, and you might also experience some soreness.
After some time, your dentures will have to be rebased, relined, and remade because of the regular use. As you age, some changes take place in your mouth. When these changes occur, your dentures become loose, and then chewing becomes difficult. Relining will then have to be done.
You will need to visit our dentist at least once annually.
But you still have to take good care of them:
If you feel as though your teeth have become loose, you can book an appointment, and our dentist will let you know which options are right for you.