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Dentures; A Solution For Missing Teeth

There are numerous reasons why someone would lose their teeth; among them are periodontal disease, decay as well as traumatic injury. Removable dentures are one solution for missing teeth; for those that no longer have teeth a full denture is the solution, for those that still have some teeth a partial denture will suffice.

Types of dentures:

  • Full dentures: Full dentures in Downers Grove are a removable solution, they are placed once all teeth have been removed and the gums have healed. During the healing time which can take upwards of six weeks the dentist can fit an immediate temporary denture.
  • Partial dentures: The procedure is the same; the difference is that the patient still has some teeth. A partial denture design takes full advantage of the remaining teeth, using them to anchor the denture with metal clips.
  • Immediate dentures: Many people cannot go without teeth for the period it takes the gums to heal. The dentist can place an immediate denture to overcome this issue. Once they have been placed they not only are aesthetically more pleasing, they actually help to reduce the initial swelling that is the result of having teeth extracted. During the waiting period it is often necessary to have the immediate denture relined to accommodate the change in the dental arch.

After having the dentures fitted:

Obviously there will be a period of adjustment, a period of time to get a feel for wearing something all-together foreign in your mouth. As well as this period, it usually takes some time to learn how to chew food, speaking usually requires a little practice as well. These problems are easily overcome; it usually takes a couple of weeks until the patient is comfortable wearing his or her new dentures in Downers Grove.