A denture is a type of removable appliance that is designed to replace one or more missing teeth. When successful, the dentures restore your smile completely. If you are in a situation where you have lost all of your natural teeth, regardless of whether they were pulled or due to an injury or tooth decay, replacing your missing teeth is going to be extremely beneficial to your appearance, as well as your health. That is because your dentures will make it much easier to speak and eat much better than you ever could without teeth. In many cases, this is something people take for granted.

If you have lost all of your teeth, the muscles in your face may start to sag. Over time, this can make you look much older. Properly fitting dentures can help fill out the appearance of your profile, as well as your face. Dentures can be found to closely resemble your natural teeth, which means there won’t be too much of a change in your overall appearance. Dentures will also help improve the overall look of your smile.

Types of Dentures Offered at Awesome Dentistry Oakbrook Terrace, IL

Conventional: Conventional dentures can be fully removed. It is made and placed into your mouth after all the teeth have been removed and all of the gum tissue has fully healed. Keep in mind, this is something that may take a few months. Our team of dentists provides you with an interim denture during the healing of your gums, allowing them to shrink, before the conventional denture being placed.

Immediate: This type of denture is one that can be removed. It will be placed when your other teeth are removed, all on the same day. If you opt for this type of denture, your dentist will take measurements of your jaw and then have models created during your initial visit. The best part about this option is you don’t have to go any time without teeth. This is true, even while you are healing. Keep in mind, you may have to have your denture remade or relined once your jaw has completely healed.

Overdenture: In some situations, some of your natural teeth may be able to be saved. This is good because your natural teeth will help preserve your remaining jawbone and will provide more support and stability for the denture you receive. The overdenture is going to fit snugly over your natural teeth once they are prepared.