There are many different tooth replacement solutions available on the market these days. At Grand Dental - Franklin Park, however, we believe in providing our patients with time-tested, fully reliable prosthetics that are designed to change the way a smile functions and feels. With dentures in Franklin Park, individuals can once again feel confident in their appearances as well as eat, speak, and smile with greater ease. Contact our office to schedule an appointment and learn more about dentures.
To be a qualified candidate for dentures, patients must have good general oral and overall health. This means no signs of tooth decay or gum disease. If found, appropriate preliminary treatments must be administered first. We will either need to extract decaying teeth or provide periodontal therapy to eradicate bad oral bacteria.
However, if individuals are in good general oral health and are missing an entire arch of teeth, dentures can be a worthwhile investment. If only a few teeth are missing, though, it is possible that a dental bridge might be a better solution. The decision will ultimately be determined by the patient and our dentist in Franklin Park.
Patients who are missing multiples or all of their teeth will learn there are three unique styles of dentures, including:
Partial dentures consist of artificial teeth that are affixed to a gum-colored, acrylic base. Working much like a puzzle piece, it is held into place with metal clasps that connect to natural, healthy teeth. When put into place, it fills in the gaps and provides a fully functional, complete smile.
Full dentures are more widely known because of their use throughout the centuries. Although the materials used to create them have changed, they remain highly effective in giving patients back their full, complete smiles. With artificial teeth attached to an acrylic, gum-colored base, these prosthetics are held in place with natural suction, with patients often using a denture adhesive for added security.
Unlike their traditional counterparts, implant dentures do not require the use of natural teeth to remain in place. Instead, these titanium posts mimic the natural teeth roots and are surgically placed inside a person’s jawbone. After several months, the implants and bone fuse to create a solid foundation that supports the customized denture that is secured on top.
Dentures offer an array of benefits that many patients do not realize, such as:
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