Modern Denture Advancements

Dentures, in the past, were less comfortable or natural looking than modern versions. If you are missing several teeth, or a full arch, dentures can dramatically improve your quality of life and your appearance. Newer techniques, including implant dentures, allow the dentures to be sturdily attached to the implant, so they stay in place, never slipping when you eat, talk, smile, or laugh.

An added benefit is that the dentures are more comfortable, as they do not slip on your gums, which can cause irritation or discomfort. Standard dentures have also advanced in quality, and whether you choose implant dentures or standard dentures, you can expect a far superior result than was possible in earlier times.

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What Are the Benefits of Dentures?

For anyone who wants to replace one or more of their missing teeth, dentures can offer all of the following benefits:

  • Customized to comfortably fit your mouth
  • Removable and easy to clean
  • Reduced risk of future oral health problems
  • Greatly improve the appearance of your smile
  • No restrictions on what you can eat
  • Increased self-confidence
  • Reduced wear and tear on any remaining natural teeth
  • Provide support for your facial muscles
  • Can eliminate pronunciation issues and make it easier to speak clearly
  • Natural-looking
  • Cost-effective treatment

Types of Dentures

  • Immediate dentures: After teeth have been removed, immediate dentures can be placed. These are temporary, and typically require adjustments as your gums heal. Once your gums have fully healed from the extractions, a customized set of comfortable dentures is crafted specifically to match your gums and mouth shape.
  • Overdentures: These dentures are held in place by implants. The implants are placed first, and allowed to heal, after which custom dentures are attached to the implants. 
  • Full dentures: For those who have lost all their natural teeth removed. These dentures are customized to suit the patient once the gum tissues have fully healed from any extractions. 
  • Partial dentures: These dentures replace one or more lost teeth. The replacement teeth are attached to a base that matches your gum color, and act as a removable bridge. A good alternative to a bridge, these appliances fill in any gaps, and allow you to chew food, speak, and laugh without worry.
  • All-on-four implant dentures: If you have bone loss on the jawline, and need a complete set of teeth replaced, all-on-four dentures replace all of the teeth on the upper or lower jaw, or both. Four implants are placed, upon which the dentures are secured, and are not removable (except by your dentist). The end result is a perfect set of teeth that functions like natural teeth, and do not slip or fall.

Ladone Family Dental Your Source for Comfortable Dentures

At Ladone Family Dental, you will be under the care of a father-daughter team of board-certified dental professionals. The practice is not only a family practice, but we will treat you with the level of care we would give our own family members! We are focused on delivering a superior level of support and care, and we are focused on ensuring you are completely comfortable during treatment. 

With more than 30 years of experience and ongoing education to stay abreast with the latest developments in modern dentistry, we offer our patients a range of options for comfortable, long-lasting dentures, whether standard removable dentures, or implant-supported dentures. We work closely with every patient to select the most appropriate option for appearance, comfort, and budget. We also offer financing to allow you to pay for your treatment over time. We treat patients throughout the Western Suburbs, including Naperville, Lisle, and Wheaton.

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Who Should Get Dentures?

If you have missing teeth that you’d like to replace while maintaining the natural appearance of your smile, you could be a good candidate for dentures. Ideal candidates for dentures should meet the following requirements:

  • Have multiple missing teeth that you’d like to replace
  • Have a sufficient amount of healthy gum tissue and jawbone
  • Be willing to regularly remove and clean your dentures
  • Have several teeth that need to be extracted
  • Have the desire to improve the appearance of your smile
  • Not be qualified for or interested in dental implants
  • Not be qualified for or interested in a dental bridge

Are There Any Alternatives to Dentures?

Depending on your specific dental needs and preferences, there are several potential alternatives to dentures in Lisle:

Dental Implants

The most common alternative to dentures are dental implants. Dental implants are titanium fixtures that are inserted surgically into the jawbone. These fixtures then serve as anchors to eventually hold replacement teeth. Dental implants provide a very long-lasting, durable option for replacing missing teeth.

Dental Bridges

If you’re missing between one and four teeth, a dental bridge may be a good alternative to dentures. With a dental bridge, one or more prosthetic teeth are held in place by either crowns or dental implants on both sides. Dental bridges are long-lasting fixtures that don’t need to be removed like dentures do. However, to be a candidate for a dental bridge, you have to be willing to have healthy tooth structure removed from the adjacent teeth.

Overdentures

For patients who have lost most or all of their teeth, overdentures may be a good option. While regular dentures are held in place with adhesives, overdentures are held in place by either dental implants or the patient’s remaining teeth. Because overdentures don’t move around while you’re talking or chewing, most people find them to be more comfortable than dentures.

Traditional Dentures vs. Implant Dentures

Every person is different in personality, appearance, and needs. When it comes to our dentures in Naperville, several factors must be considered. Some people are not good candidates for implants, due to a medical condition, cost, or are not interested in going through the implant process. In these cases, traditional dentures are often the best option. For patients who are good candidates for implant supported dentures, you should consider these dentures as an option. You may require only a bridge, an implant supported bridge, or all-on-four implant dentures that will remain sturdily in place, and function just like your natural teeth. We are here to help you make the decision that best suits your wishes and budget and offer all the options available.

Restore Your Smile After Tooth Loss With Custom Dentures.

A wide, confident smile is an important factor in your overall appearance, and your self-image. If you have suffered tooth loss due to decay, a medical condition, or trauma, we understand that you need help from a compassionate dental professional who will work with you as an individual to restore your smile with dentures in Wheaton. We gain great personal joy in seeing our patients living happier, more confident lives.

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