Trust Us with Your Smile
Your Peotone, IL dentist knows what it’s like when you’re told you need dentures. It can be worrisome and downright confusing. But trust us when we say it’s not the end of the world. It’s the beginning of something wonderful that’s going to help you look younger and feel better about yourself and your oral health.
Think You Know Dentures? Think Again.
Our dental office in Peotone and the trusted labs we partner with are both equipped with some of the most state-of-the-art technology and tools available in dentistry today. This helps make ill-fitting, false teeth a thing of the past.
A denture or a complete denture as you might have heard it called before, is an appliance that you insert in your mouth to replace your natural teeth while also providing much-need support for your cheeks and lips. You’ll find modern dentures are mostly made out of natural-looking acrylic. There are different options we can explore, depending on the state of your oral health.
- Conventional Dentures – We rely on this type of denture as a solution after all of your teeth have been removed, and your gums have healed. It’s the most common type of denture. Conventional dentures are usually removable for cleaning and routine care.
- Immediate Dentures – We can create an immediate denture for you for use right after your teeth are extracted, allowing your gum tissue to heal underneath your denture.
- Upper Dentures – Upper dentures consist of a flesh-colored acrylic that’s designed to cover the roof of your mouth comfortably.
- Lower Dentures – This kind of denture looks a lot like a horseshoe so that there’s room for your tongue without your mouth feeling crowded.
What Else Should I Know About Dentures?
Most dentures have beautifully-shaped teeth specially crafted just for you out of either plastic, porcelain, or a combination of the two. We can even create dentures for you that fit over teeth that have previously been treated using our non-surgical root canal therapy. Some patients opt for more permanent, non-removable dentures held in place by durable dental implants. Remember that dentures are subject to wear over time, just like your natural teeth, so they require constant care. They may need to be replaced or relined to help maintain your normal jaw alignment. Regular visits with us are still important so we can make any necessary adjustments and check up on your oral health.