Dentures and Partials
Dentures and Partials: Evaluation for the solution that’s best for you
You’re a candidate for dentures if you’ve lost most or all of your teeth. If you have a number of healthy natural teeth, but significant spaces between them are impacting your ability to chew, talk, or smile naturally, you may be a candidate for partials. We’ll help you find out during our comprehensive evaluation.
Oral health directly affects overall health
Healthy teeth support the muscles and jaw of the face. Missing teeth can affect quality of life and daily activities. Complete dentures replace all missing teeth. We’ll recommend either a full denture on your upper or lower jaw, or a set of dentures for both. An overdenture is a removable denture that fits over a small number of remaining natural teeth. While immediate dentures offer a fast relief, they are not as reliable as conventional dentures. Prepared in advance and fitted as soon as remaining teeth are removed, they often don’t fit as precisely as conventional dentures. They also cannot accommodate shrinkage of gums or changes in the mouth. For conventional dentures and partials, we take precise measurements of your existing teeth and jaw. We’ll discuss your options for various kinds and configurations. We prepare your teeth and evaluate your gums to provide a stable environment to support the solution that’s best for you.
Maintenance and Oral Health
Healing and fit for dentures and partials varies widely depending upon the individual. In the first few weeks, they may feel odd or loose until the muscles and tongue adjust. If minor irritations or soreness occurs, we have solutions for those instances. We’ll discuss what you should expect during healing Our oral health maintenance programs are the key to long term survival of dentures or partials. Call for appointment today – 708-425-5300.
Make Your Appointment Today
To schedule an appointment or if you or a family member need emergency dental care, please contact our office today.