Dental Restorations in Schaumburg, IL

Dentures are one of the most effective solutions when a person needs full restoration for the entire smile. Removable dentures are the cheapest option, or other full or partial denture, or permanent denture treatments use implants to secure the prosthetics in place.

How Dentures Work

A denture is custom-fit to your mouth and works as a removable replacement to fill in the gaps. A complete denture (also known as full dentures) is used when all the teeth are missing. If a patient is missing most of their teeth, the dentist might recommend extraction for the remaining teeth to make room for full dentures.

Partial dentures replace one or more missing teeth and also help to prevent the remaining teeth from shifting or changing position. Partial dentures can be removable. Or, they are sometimes anchored into the mouth to surrounding teeth or dental implants. When partial tooth restorations are secured in this manner, it is known as a dental bridge.

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Traditional, Permanent, and Immediate Dentures

Talk to our team at Schaumburg Tooth Doctor to learn more about the different types of dentures:

  • Traditional Dentures: Traditionally, dentures are custom-fit to the patient’s mouth, and the appliances are removable. For example, traditional dentures are removed at night, so they can be cleaned, and the patient can sleep comfortably.
  • Permanent Dentures: Another option involves dentures that are secured in the mouth using dental implants. These dentures are not removable at home. Permanent dentures are also known as All-On-4 because there are 4 implants that hold the dentures in place.
  • Immediate Dentures: Usually, the gums need to heal after tooth extraction before a denture fitting and placement can occur. With immediate dentures, they are positioned as soon as the tooth extraction occurs. The drawback is that the gums and bone will shrink over time, so the dentures will need to be refit in the future. Immediate dentures are a temporary solution until traditional dentures can be placed.

Dentures or Other Tooth Restorations

There are many options available for tooth restoration, which is why it’s best to schedule a consultation with a trusted dentist. Reach out to our team at Schaumburg Tooth Doctor to learn more about your options. We partner with each patient to create a customized treatment plan.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Can I eat normally with dentures?

It takes a little time to adjust to eating with dentures. When you are comfortable wearing dentures, then you should be able to eat most types of food. Sticky or hard foods are more challenging to manage with dentures.

2. How often is denture repair necessary?

If you take care of your dentures, then they can last for many years. Contact our office if any part of the denture is damaged. Denture repair, denture relines, and denture refitting might also be needed if the dentures are causing pain or aren’t staying in place.

3. Are dentures painful?

It’s normal to have a little bit of irritation and discomfort after your first denture, or full denture fitting. These symptoms will go away when you have acclimated to the new prosthetics.