Dentures are the oldest method of replacing missing teeth. In some form or another, dentures have been used for centuries. And today, dentures are still a reliable way to restore your smile if you are missing several or most of your teeth. Dentures are also a great option if you need a lower-cost alternative to dental implants. Affordable, durable, and natural-looking dentures in Crystal Lake from Dr. Brian P. Overmyer are a great way to restore your smile. Learn more about dentures from Perfect Choice Dental below.
Dentures are very simple, compared to other dental prosthetics. Both partial and full dentures are built out of acrylic plastic or resin. They are designed to mimic the appearance and shape of natural teeth.
Full dentures are built to fit directly over your gums, while partial dentures clip into place, attaching to healthy teeth in your mouth. Another type of denture is an implant denture. These dentures use multiple dental implants to provide a permanent, denture-based mouth restoration.
While there are multiple types of dentures, they’re all designed to do the same thing – replace your missing teeth and allow you to smile, speak, and eat normally.
If you suffer from tooth loss, you have many options to replace missing teeth and restore your smile. If you’re wondering what the unique benefits you will enjoy with full or partial dentures here are a few things you can look forward to:
The denture treatment process will vary depending on how many teeth you’re missing and whether you will need a full or partial denture.
If you need a partial denture, your treatment will begin with Dr. Overmyer taking impressions and images of your mouth, then sending this information to a dental lab to create your prosthetic. Once your denture is manufactured and arrives at our office, you’ll come back in to have it fitted. Minor adjustments can be made in our office, and you’ll leave with a restored, rejuvenated smile!
For full dentures, the first step is to extract any of your remaining teeth to make room for a full-arch of false teeth. This must be done a few months before your dentures are fitted, as your mouth must heal before your permanent dentures can be made. Dr. Overmyer will provide you with a temporary set of full dentures to wear in the meantime.
Once your gums have healed, impressions of your gums will be made and sent to a dental lab where your permanent dentures will be created. When your dentures arrive, Dr. Overmyer will ensure that they fit properly, and you’ll leave our office with a complete, beautiful smile!
Dentures are usually covered by your insurance plan, while treatments like dental bridges and dental implants may not be. In addition, a set of full-arch dentures is, by far, the most affordable way to restore your entire smile. Partial dentures are also very affordable, compared to dental crowns, bridges, and dental implants. For more information, and to see if dentures are right for you, schedule an appointment with Dr. Overmyer at Perfect Choice Dental today!
Partial dentures can be used as an alternative to a dental bridge to replace one or several missing teeth. Dr. Brian P. Overmyer will design prosthetics, which will attach to your healthy teeth using a specialized wire-bracket framework.
Full dentures replace all of the teeth of the upper arch, lower arch, or both. They are typically recommended when a patient has lost almost all of their natural teeth due to tooth decay, periodontitis or old age.
Dentures are the most cost-effective option for replacing missing teeth, and are almost always covered by dental insurance. Here are a few scenarios in which dentures may be the right choice for you:
The decision to get full dentures should not be taken lightly, because all remaining teeth will be extracted and removed. We recommend you consult with Dr. Brian P. Overmyer to determine which treatment is the best for you.
If you are missing several teeth in Crystal Lake, and are interested in dentures, Dr. Brian P. Overmyer is the best restorative dentist for you.
With decades of experience restoring missing teeth, Dr. Overmyer can help you understand all of your options. At your appointment, we will discuss all of your choices for restoring your teeth, and determine which treatment is right for your budget and your oral health.
Contact us now at (815) 477-3700 to schedule your appointment, or feel free to drop by our office at 284-A Memorial Court, Crystal Lake, IL 60014. We’ll see you soon!