Dentures – Evanston, IL
A Proven Answer for Multiple Missing Teeth
Dentures are a centuries-old method of tooth replacement, and they’re more common than you might realize; statistics show that around 40.99 million Americans wore dentures in 2020. Compared to the dental prosthetics worn by older generations, the dentures that we currently offer at Bowdental of Evanston are much more comfortable and aesthetically pleasing. Call today to set up a consultation with Dr. Bowden and Dr. Duarte to learn more details about the denture process.
Who Is a Good Candidate
Some people think they can only pursue dentures if all of their teeth are missing. However, you may also be able to get them even if you still have some of your natural teeth. When we examine your mouth, we’ll consider the extent of your tooth loss and discuss whether dentures are really the solution that most closely suits your specific needs.
Remember, our goal is for you to enjoy a healthy and whole smile by the end of the denture process; gum disease and other issues found during our initial examination will be taken care of as part of your treatment.
Types of Dentures
The purpose of dentures is to replace multiple missing teeth at once so that your mouth can keep functioning normally. One of the following types of dentures will be suggested according to your needs.
Partial dentures can be made in a variety of shapes depending on how many teeth are missing. They snugly fit into the gaps and are anchored to your mouth via clasps. Not only will your replacement teeth match your natural ones, but the base of your dentures will blend in with your gums.
Full dentures provide you with a complete set of replacement teeth. Like with partial dentures, the base is designed to resemble your gums. Suction keeps full dentures in place, although some patients (particularly those who just received their prosthetic teeth) also use denture adhesive.
Implant dentures are made from the same lifelike materials as traditional dentures, but they’re attached to sturdy dental implant posts. There are several advantages to getting an implant-supported dental prosthesis. For example, in many cases they’re designed to be fixed in place; that means you don’t have to worry about removing them before bedtime, and maintaining them simply means brushing and flossing like you normally would.
The Benefits of Dentures
Tooth loss is not something you want to live with for too long, especially when multiple teeth or all of your teeth are affected. If dentures are right for you, it’s best to get them as soon as possible so that you can enjoy all the benefits they bring, including:
- Restoring your bite so that chewing is no longer comfortable.
- New teeth that have been customized for your smile alone.
- A reliable dental prosthesis that can last for more than a decade if you take good care of it.
- Support to help prevent facial collapse.
- Improved ability to chew thoroughly and speak clearly.