If you're missing teeth and longing for a complete, functional smile, our cosmetic dentist in Elgin specializes in crafting personalized dentures to restore your confidence and enhance your quality of life.
What are Dentures?
Dentures are removable replacements for missing teeth and/or the surrounding tissues, which are custom-made to resemble your natural teeth. They can help enhance your smile, allow you to speak and eat with ease.
Signs of the Need for Dentures
Multiple Missing Teeth: If you've lost several teeth due to decay, injury, or other reasons, dentures may be a suitable option.
Difficulty Chewing: Persistent challenges with chewing and biting, impacting your ability to enjoy a varied and nutritious diet.
Changes in Speech: Speech difficulties or pronounced changes in speech patterns due to missing teeth.
Sunken Facial Appearance: Loss of natural teeth can lead to a sunken or aged appearance in the lower face.
How Are Dentures Created?
We start the process by taking an initial impression of your arch, which will give us an imprint of your teeth in order to begin fabricating the custom denture. From there, we do several try-ins, starting with the wax try-in to make sure the denture fits you at every step of the way. Next is the teeth try-in, where we consider the shade and position of the teeth to make sure the denture fits well with your teeth structure. The final try-in allows you to approve the overall look and feel of the denture before we send it off to the lab for final cosmetic dentistry touches. Once these steps are complete, we deliver the denture, answer any final questions you may have, and give you instructions on proper care.
Differences Between Dentures and Implant-Supported Dentures
Implant-supported dentures are appliances that use a small number of dental implants to support a full set of dentures. They support greater stability in the bone, which reduces the need for other procedures such as a bone graft. Implant-supported dentures also help to restore chewing function, allowing for a more varied and enjoyable diet. It takes three to six months for the bone tissue to fuse to the implants in a process called osseointegration.
Benefits of Dentures
Dentures restore the natural appearance of your smile, enhancing facial features. With dentures, you can regain the ability to chew and enjoy a diverse range of foods, promoting better nutrition. Many patients tell us their confidence gets a boost. Dentures also help prevent oral health issues by preventing the shifting of remaining teeth, maintaining proper alignment and preventing oral health issues.
Alternatives to Dentures
Dental Implants: Surgically implanted into the jawbone, dental implants provide a permanent and stable tooth replacement option.
Dental Bridges: dental bridges are fixed prosthetics that bridge the gap created by missing teeth, anchored to adjacent natural teeth.
Implant-Supported Dentures: Combining the stability of dental implants with the convenience of removable dentures for added support.
Why Choose Us?
Our commitment to your oral health includes:
A Thorough First Appointment – the first appointment is with our cosmetic dentist in Elgin so he can really take the time to get to know you. He starts by reviewing your overall medical and dental history with you, assesses the X-rays that were taken, and discusses a treatment plan specific just for you. In many cases the doctor also does your cleaning, giving you more time to get to know each other better.
Experienced Dentist and staff: Our skilled and compassionate dental team is dedicated to providing top-notch care.
State-of-the-Art Technology: We utilize advanced technology for accurate diagnostics and effective treatments.
Patient-Centered Approach: Your comfort and well-being are our priorities.