Replacing missing teeth is an exciting prospect. Getting your smile back is something to look forward too, but we understand that finding the perfect treatment for your smile can take some time and consideration. We offer full and partial dentures here at Palos Heights Family Dental. If you have one or more missing teeth, just ask us what your options are.
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Full Dentures: Uppers and Lowers
If you need teeth extracted or if you’ve been missing them for a while, dentures can help instill confidence again and allow you to speak, eat, and laugh without the embarrassment of hiding your smile.
We use state-of-the-art technology to ensure that your dentures fit your mouth and smile comfortably. After all, your greatest accessory is your smile and you should be confident and comfortable about your new grin. Your dentures will be custom-made to fit your mouth and we’ll make sure you feel confident while caring for them at home.
Need full dentures? Contact us to schedule an appointment.
If you’d like a more permanent solution, implant stabilized dentures might be right for you. Dr. Patel will place implants made from strong, biocompatable titanium posts in your upper and/or lower jaw. Your custom dentures will snap into place in these implants, much like a ball and socket joint. This allows you to speak and eat freely, without worry that your dentures will fall out unexpectedly. Plus, you’ll no longer need to use any adhesives.
Ask us how denture stabilization can help you get your smile back!
If you’re only missing a tooth or two, a partial denture offers you the freedom and affordability to temporarily (if waiting on an implant) or permanently replace your missing tooth. We’ll custom make the tooth to match the shade and shape of your smile, so no one will even know!
How are dentures made?
The first step involves taking an impression of the gums to ensure that your custom dentures will fit perfectly. After a few more measurements, your dentist will begin designing the denture by determining the size, shape, and shade of the artificial teeth so that your custom dentures will look as nice and natural as possible. A mockup of your dentures will be created and once approved, your new dentures will be created. Your final appointment will involve trying on your new dentures, and any necessary adjustments that need to be made can be made. Then you are free to leave and show off your new smile!
Do dentures hurt?
Dentures are a big adjustment, so you can expect to feel some discomfort or soreness in the following weeks after your dentures are placed. You can take prescription or over-the-counter pain medication, and we also recommend rinsing with a warm salt water rinse, as salt can help reduce inflammation. There are topical gels and creams that can offer some relief, and taking your dentures out for a little bit while your gums are getting used to them can help with the process. If your dentures still feel uncomfortable after a few weeks, let us know so we can assess the situation.
How much do dentures cost?
Some patients consider dentures to be more of a financial investment, but investing in high-quality dentures can be an excellent choice for patients who need many or all of their teeth replaced. We do our best to offer affordable dentures to patients who need them, and we always try to work with each patients’ budget. Many dental insurance plans offer at least partial coverage for dentures, and we also accept CareCredit® financing for any out-of-pocket costs that need to be broken up into monthly payments.
If you are interested in scheduling a consultation to discuss our affordable dentures, please give our office a call or use our online contact form to get in touch with us!
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