February 7, 2017
If you’ve never pictured yourself with dentures, you’re not alone. In fact, nearly 60% of respondents in a Prevention.com survey said they don’t expect to need dentures because they take good care of their teeth. The truth is, dentures are more common than you might think. The number of US adults needing dentures is projected to increase from 33.6 million in 1991 to 37.9 million in 2020, according to research published in The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry. Basically, dentures in Lisle are for anyone that is living with either one or more missing teeth. You can relax, dentures don’t sound so uncommon now, right? Dr. Frank Marchese provides a comfortable office environment to discuss your dental health goals and custom restorative options.
The stereotype is that older people are typically perfect denture candidates, but in actuality, if you’ve lost even a few of your teeth you may be a good candidate for dentures. Since your overall health is important to your Lisle dentist, your visit typically will begin by evaluating the health of your teeth and gums. This way, we decide which type of dentures are right for you. In most cases, dentures offer a great solution to our patient’s problems with speech or chewing because of their missing teeth. There are few cases that we may steer our patients in a different direction, usually if they smoke regularly, have a sensitive gag reflex, or grind and clench their teeth. These factors typically make for a weak jaw line, which unfortunately will not be able to support the dentures or keep them in place. The best way to determine whether you are a good candidate for dentures is to meet with Dr. Marchese.
What denture options are available?
Advances in restorative dentistry have made various denture options available for our patients. Arbor Dental Care is equipped with the knowledge and technology for our patients to experience the best dental care for their personalized situations. The three denture variations that we offer include:
- Partial dentures—commonly referred to simply as a “partial”, consists of multiple teeth placed on a gum-colored base. The artificial teeth are spread in the correct places to fit within your mouth to fil in your gaps or missing teeth like a puzzle.
- Full dentures—the complete top or bottom row of teeth mouthed on a gum-colored base.
- Implant-supported dentures—A secure variation of dentures stabilized by dental implants anchored to your jawbone.
Dr. Frank Marchese will be able to recommend the best form of dentures based off your dental needs and day-to-day lifestyle. To get more information, view our restorative dentistry page.
How can I get dentures?
A smile just isn’t the same functionally or aesthetically if it’s incomplete. Missing teeth cause various problems, from difficulty speaking and eating to jawbone deterioration. Don’t give up on your smile. Advances in restorative dentistry have made full and partial dentures more lifelike and comfortable than ever. Visit our office located at the southwest corner of Ogden and Center Street in Lisle, two blocks east of Main Street, to discover the best restorative option for you.
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