Dentures in Southwest Chicago, IL
There is a trauma that comes with losing some of your teeth. Be it because of an accident or poor dietary/lifestyle choices, it tends to leave a mark on your appearance that is anything but pleasing. Dentures provide a way to correct for these missing teeth. Essentially, dentures are removable replacements for not just missing teeth but also the connective tissues associated with your teeth.
Dentures are used to replace all the teeth (complete dentures) entirely, or simply plug in the gaps as is the case for partial dentures. Complete dentures are typically ‘immediate’ or ‘conventional.’ A denture is termed immediate if they are inserted as a temporary fix to accompany the removal of natural teeth immediately to help protect the tissues and curb bleeding after tooth extractions. Conventional dentures, on the other hand, are typically placed after healing of gum tissue, usually between 8 to 12 weeks after teeth removal.
Who Needs Dentures?
Despite popular notions, dentures aren’t just reserved for the aged and elderly. They can prove useful for patients of widely-varying age. Dentures are actually very helpful for anyone that needs to replace teeth due to loss or damage.
How to Care for Your Dentures
Your dentist will provide you with care instructions for your dentures, including the following:
- Adhesives could prove helpful for people with very little in the way of bone support or small ridges. They improve the stability of dentures.
- Dentures should be removed and cleaned daily by means of a specified denture cleanser and brush.
- Take out partial dentures (if you’re wearing one) before brushing natural teeth.
- Soak dentures in denture cleanser or water when not in use.
If you are missing teeth and think that dentures in Southwest Chicago can help, contact our office today. Our skilled dental staff can provide you with all the information that you need to restore your smile with dentures.