A denture or partial denture can replace several or a full arch of missing teeth. Often secured by dental implants for a permanent result, dentures and partials give you back the ability to enjoy life with a complete smile. Modern dental care makes it easier to replace missing teeth with results that fit and function like natural teeth.
Incorporating implant dentistry for an implant-secured bridge or denture offers the ability to regain normal biting, chewing, and speaking abilities. Patients no longer have to suffer from the discomfort, inconvenience, and embarrassment of slipping appliances that impact their quality of life and require daily removal for cleaning.
Experienced in replacing missing teeth, Dr. Gayed and Dr. Shaw work with patients to find solutions for tooth replacement that can meet their individual needs and aesthetic goals. We believe well-informed patients can make the best decisions for their long-term dental health. Dentures are one of the restorative dentistry options we provide to new and existing patients in Lincoln Park, Chicago.
Dentures & Partials: About the Process
The process of replacing your missing teeth with a denture, implant denture, or partial begins with a consultation and thorough evaluation of your oral health. Dr. Gayed and Dr. Shaw will take the time to develop an understanding of your needs and your long-term goals.
If teeth need to be extracted or there are issues with your gum health, we will address these before placing a denture to ensure a stable and healthy outcome. We often recommend using dental implants to secure a partial or full denture so that you can enjoy the many benefits they offer for all aspects of oral health and well-being.
When placing dental implants as part of your tooth replacement process, we will coordinate the initial surgical placement of the implant with a local specialist. After a period of time during which the implant will fuse with the bone in the jaw and heal, you will return to our office for placement of the partial or denture. This may be a two-step process, beginning with new dental impressions for a custom cosmetic appliance.
If a traditional denture is being placed, we will create a treatment plan to establish a healthy foundation as needed. The first step is to get dental impressions to create a custom denture that blends with your natural aesthetics. Depending on your overall treatment needs, the process of getting a new smile with a traditional denture can range from a few weeks to a few months.
The final step in implant-supported and traditional dentures is the placement of the final restoration. We will secure the denture with either implants or an oral adhesive and provide information on maintaining your new appliance.
Regular dental care is important for all types of dentures so that we can monitor the appliance’s condition, your gums, and other tissues in the mouth.