Are you missing several teeth or all of your teeth?
If so, you may want to visit The Stein Center for Advanced Dentistry to determine if dentures or a partial denture are right for you. As experienced dentists in Skokie, IL, Dr. Abraham Stein and Dr. Zachary Weiss offer an extensive range of solutions for patients with missing teeth, including dentures and partials.
Like many dedicated dentists, our goal is to help our patients restore oral health and function to your smile, and allow you to chew and speak with confidence again.
If you are missing all or several of your teeth, visit our dental office to learn more about dentures and partials. We can work with you to determine which tooth replacement option is right for you.
Types of Dentures at The Stein Center for Advanced Dentistry
For patients who have experienced significant tooth loss, everyday tasks like eating, speaking and laughing can be uncomfortable and embarrassing. Restoring missing teeth is not the only key to improving the aesthetics of your smile but the function as well.
Traditional dentures designed by our team can be a cost-effective and comfortable solution for tooth loss. We take high-quality impressions in the comfort of our office and use them as a basis to create your custom restoration. Depending on the location and number of missing teeth, we may recommend a denture or a partial denture to restore your smile.
We use a partial denture restoration to replace missing teeth on either the top or bottom jaw. Patients can consider partials as a unique type of dental bridge. A metal frame supports the restoration, which we then attach to the existing tooth. In many cases, we place a custom dental crown on the existing tooth for added strength and durability.
For patients who are missing all of their teeth or have had all their teeth extracted, a custom denture can be a viable option for your smile. A traditional denture is made of a gum-colored plastic base that fits comfortably over the gums. We attach artificial teeth to each base to replicate a natural-looking smile. A traditional denture can restore beauty and balance to your smile, as well as restore chewing function.
While traditional dentures and partials offer commendable results, some patients seek a more durable solution. For patients who qualify, our team may recommend an implant-supported restoration. Rather than relying on the gums for support, an implant-supported restoration relies on strategically placed dental implants for support.
Not only does this address issues such as bone loss and difficulties chewing, but it also provides added comfort and stability for patients with missing teeth.
How many hours a day should you wear partial dentures?
Patients should wear their dentures throughout their entire day, and remove them before bed to give their mouth a resting period. Removing your dentures at night gives your gums and mouth tissue a break from the appliance.
Is it hard to eat with partial dentures?
Some patients report trouble eating sticky or hard foods with partial dentures, but most patients report no issues. Dentists advise that partial denture wearers avoid particularly chewy or sticky foods, and chew on the side without the denture.
How long does it take to get used to wearing a partial denture?
Most patients say that they fully integrate to wearing dentures after about a month. It will take some time to adjust to eating, chewing, and speaking but most patients feel comfortable with daily activities after a month.
Do you put dentures in your mouth wet or dry?
Wet your dentures before placing them in your mouth wet. They need to remain wet so that they keep their shape. We recommend that you soak them in a cleaning solution or water when you are not wearing them.
Can you use mouthwash with dentures?
Yes, you can use mouthwash to clean your dentures. Patients may scrub their dentures with mouthwash to clean them. However this is not the best solution, and you should still brush them as if they were your natural teeth. It is important that you keep your dentures clean at all times.
Do dentures make your breath stink?
Patients commonly associate bad breath with denture issues. This is because when patients do not clean their dentures properly, bacteria and plaque forms on the surface of dentures causing an odor. This issue is easy to combat by keeping your dentures clean and rinsing your mouth regularly.
Schedule an Appointment for Dentures in Skokie, IL
Would you like to explore your restorative dental options for tooth loss? Visit The Stein Center for Advanced Dentistry to learn more about custom dentures, partials, and implant-supported dentures.
Dr. Stein and Dr. Weiss are highly trained and trusted dentists in Skokie, IL who commit to providing patients with comprehensive solutions for their dental health needs. If you are missing teeth and would like to learn more about your tooth replacement options, visit our dental practice for a consultation.
To schedule a consultation, call 847.676.3500 or request an appointment online.