Dentures and Restoration of Dental Implants Near Aurora
Dentures and dental implants provide our Naperville, Chicago, and Aurora area patients with an excellent treatment option for missing teeth. Depending on your individual condition and needs, Dr. Webster can recommend the appropriate form of treatment to improve your appearance and functionality. Click on the links below to learn more about dentures and dental implants or contact our convenient Downers Grove location to schedule a consultation.
What are dentures?
Dentures are, simply put, false teeth. However, what you may not know is that our Aurora and Naperville area practice sculpts and builds dentures especially for the patient who needs them.
When you first come to our Downers Grove office for dentures, the dentist will take detailed measurements of your jaw. From these measurements, dentures are made to resemble your natural teeth, and to fit perfectly over your gums. The dentures will fit snugly into your mouth, and will generally stay put without the use of adhesive.
If your dental professional doesn't use the utmost care in measuring your jaw, dentures can fit poorly, causing irritation to the gums or just looking unnatural. At our Downers Grove cosmetic dentistry practice serving Chicago, Aurora, and Naperville, we make the extra effort to create exceptional dentures just for you. We not only make meticulous measurements to ensure the fit of your dentures, but we also take the time to understand what you want from your smile. With our dentures, we can recreate the smile you had before your tooth loss or we can make dentures that give you the flawless, white smile you have always wanted. Anything is possible with the attention, service, and care offered at our dental offices.
Unlike dental implants, dentures created in our Aurora-area office do not require invasive surgery, and are relatively painless to obtain.
There are two types of dentures offered to our Aurora-area patients: immediate dentures and full dentures. Full dentures are created after all teeth are removed and the gums have healed, which can be up to several months. Immediate dentures, on the other hand, are made as soon as all teeth are gone. This option eliminates the need to go without teeth as the gums heal. However, the size and shape of the jaw can change during healing, so immediate dentures may have to be remade or relined later on to maintain their fit.
Are dentures for me?
If you have lost all or most of your teeth due to disease, accident, or another cause, dentures may be the best option for you. For most people, dentures are a painless way to both enhance appearance and maintain healthy eating habits. Without teeth, the facial muscles can sag, causing the face to look older. Moreover, eating healthfully becomes difficult when food options are limited. Dentures can restore a youthful smile, and allow you to eat most foods. If you are looking for the best option in the Naperville area, contact us about our dentures today. Our practice serves patients from Aurora, Downers Grove, Chicago, and surrounding areas.
Dental Implants: Restoration
For some people, dentures can cause minor irritation and soreness at first. However, this will usually go away after the patient has gotten used to wearing the mouthpiece. It is rare that this minor irritation will continue, especially if your dentures have been made to fit. If you continue to be concerned with gum irritation after consulting your dentist, dental implants are an alternative. At our Aurora area office, we can refer you to a certified oral surgeon for dental implants.
While our Aurora-area office does not perform the surgery required for dental implants, we do offer restoration of broken or cracked dental implants. We are conveniently located in Downers Grove and serve the Aurora, Naperville, and Chicago areas, so you don't have to travel all the way back to your dental surgeon for implant restoration.
If you are need dentures or restoration of dental implants and live in the Aurora or Chicago areas, contact our cosmetic dentistry practice today.