Dentures & Partials An Overview
Dentures provide a great solution for the replacement of a full arch of missing teeth, which can make chewing and speaking extremely difficult. They can improve your quality of life by restoring confidence, function and strength to your smile. Infinity Dental of Fox Lake designs dentures that look extremely natural and fit comfortably and securely in your mouth.
Dr. Prendergast also places all types of dental implants including implant supported dentures and All On Four. He works with you on an individual basis to determine the most suitable solution for your needs and give you back a natural looking smile.
Full dentures replace all upper or lower teeth and can be fixed or removable. Fixed dentures are secured by dental implants and have very little chance of slippage. With the All On Four procedure, as few as four dental implants may be needed to secure the denture in place, greatly increasing the success rate and satisfaction of the denture.
Partial dentures are used to replace several missing teeth and can also be fixed or removable. Similar to a dental bridge, the dentures can be secured using either dental crowns or dental implants.
Benefits of Implant Dentures
Implant dentures offer a number of benefits compared to removable dentures including:
- Better retention, no chance of slippage
- Improved health of bone and gums
- Ability to eat without restrictions
- No adhesives needed
- More natural look and feel
Dentures & Partials What to Expect
The first step in the tooth replacement process is a consultation with Dr. Prendergast. In addition to a thorough exam and evaluation of your oral health, Dr. Prendergast will discuss your health history, concerns you may have and your aesthetic goals for your new smile. Patient education and ongoing communication is an integral part of your treatment process at Infinity Dental.
The placement of a new denture will require several visits over a period of time, depending on the type of denture being placed. If dental implants are being used to secure a traditional denture, Dr. Prendergast will surgically place the post into the jaw bone. A period of several months is typically needed for healing of the soft tissues.
Dental impressions will be taken for creating a custom fit denture that will complement your natural appearance and replicate your natural teeth. Dr. Prendergast takes the time to create a new denture that meets your cosmetic goals and fits comfortably in your mouth.
Your final denture will be either placed or permanently secured to the implanted posts once it is complete. We will discuss how to care for your new denture or implant supported denture so that you can enjoy the best possible outcome. Daily oral hygiene and routine dental care will play a key role in the long term integrity of your new smile and provide the opportunity to address any concerns early and avoid complex problems down the road.
Schedule a Consultation
If you have missing teeth you should consider replacing them, not only for cosmetic reasons but for health reasons as well. Call Infinity Dental of Fox Lake today to discuss your options and find out if full or partial dentures are right for you.