Partials and dentures are a reliable solution for replacing missing teeth. At Stratford Dental patients will frequently ask Dr. Evans information on partials and dentures to determine if they are the best solution for their specific needs. Just like any other dental solution, there are pros and cons to using dentures or partials. Your lifestyle along with the goals you have for the appearance and functionality of your smile are the key factors in determining if they are suitable for you.
Types of Dentures
There are three main styles of dentures: temporary, partial and complete.
Dr. Brian Evans generally provides patients with temporary dentures as they are going through a cosmetic dental procedure to replace a missing tooth. As patients waits for their custom dental bride or implant, a temporary denture will ensure that they will have a natural looking. This is the perfect solution for when a tooth is knocked out in an accident or during a sports game. A temporary denture will secure in place with a metal wire, working like a retainer. It can be taken in and out whenever you like. Are you looking for a faster solution in replacing a missing tooth? Call us at (630) 980-3880. Please note: A temporary denture will eventually need to be replaced as it is only to be worn for a few months.
Are only a few of your teeth missing? Partial dentures are an ideal solution for replacing them. In comparison to a full set of dentures, partials are held in place by a plastic base matching the color of your gums. In order to secure the base and avoid it from falling out, we will generally create a metal framework. As long as you still have natural teeth in place, a full-set of dentures will not be possible; a partial set will be necessary. We take care of patients throughout the Bloomingdale area that want to know if partial dentures or a cosmetic procedure is a better solution. The two solutions provide different functionality, as cosmetic dentistry is generally permanent whereas dentures are removable. If you live in the Bloomingdale or Barlett area, call us for a consultation. We can provide you with different options to consider.
In certain circumstances, immediate dentures are doable and do not require a waiting period. This includes when all of your teeth are gone, or when there is a need to remove the existing remaining teeth. In recent years, technology has become more advanced, making complete dentures more natural looking and comfortable than ever before. Dr. Evans can decide if this is the best option in replacing your teeth. There might be a better alternative solution to help accomplish your goals.
If Dr. Evans concludes that a full set of dentures is the best option, any remaining teeth will first need to be removed. The gums to the teeth will be healed and ready within eight to twelve weeks after the removal. In addition to healing, the bones and gums will shrink after the teeth are removed which is why the wait is necessary. The 8 to 12 week wait will ensure that the dentures will fit securely. Many patients throughout Illinois prefer not to wait and desire a quicker dentures. Quicker dentures are doable and do not require a waiting period. However, a reline to the lab will eventually need to be made after the gums and bone have settled into their final size. With any denture, adjustments are common and need to be taken care of as soon as they arise to relieve discomfort.
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