Dentures

In our East Peoria office, we work hard to help our East Peoria, Peoria, Pekin, Washington, Metamora and Morton patients keep their teeth for life. But when saving teeth becomes impossible or too expensive, we turn to high quality dentures to restore our patients' smiles and confidence.

Dentures are appropriate for patients without any teeth or those who will be losing their remaining teeth due to disease. Having no teeth presents multiple obvious challenges. Missing teeth can create functional problems relating to both speech and chewing food, as well as cosmetic challenges. Our dentures can get you eating well again, and more importantly, smiling beautifully.

Not All Dentures Are Created Equal

At East Peoria Dental Group, we strive to make your dentures look like natural teeth. We have all seen cheap dentures. You don’t want them and we don’t want to make them. We want people to complement you on your beautiful smile, not even knowing they are false teeth.

We do this by using premium denture teeth and acrylic bases. The high end versions of these materials look incredibly natural and the low end versions look incredibly unnatural. We only use the best! We will also work with our lab technicians to customize the arrangement of the teeth. Cheap dentures are made to look like a picket fence, but real teeth don’t look that way. We customize the teeth with natural embrasures and tooth shapes to best enhance your smile.

Patient Testimonials

“No words could explain the great feeling I have to have a beautiful smile, and I owe it all to Dr. Hudson! From the beginning to the end, he made me feel so at ease. I left that office ever time feeling happy because I knew he was going to give me a great smile!”

Janet N, East Peoria IL

“I have had a lot of work done in the pasts few months from East Peoria Dental Group. I have had so many compliments on their work. The feeling to be able to smile again and not hide anything speaks measures. My experience with them has been amazing. It turned out better than I had ever expected it….I would never recommend any other place! They are the best!”

Scott H, Washington IL

“I owe my new smile to Dr Hudson and his professional staff. Everything was explained clearly, and I felt very confident that the outcome would be good! I am so glad I decided to go here for my dentures!”

Mary C, Peoria IL

Dr. Hudson and his entire staff are amazing at what they do. From the very first appointment, I was treated with respect and never felt judged for the condition my teeth were in. Ultimately we made a mutual decision to extract the few teeth left and move forward with having a denture placed. Before I knew it, the extractions were done and my denture was placed. I left the office with a huge smile on my face and drove myself home! My new smile looked like my natural teeth before I had any problems.”

Tony C, Pekin IL

Partial Dentures

Partials are similar to complete dentures in that they are removable. They are appropriate for patients who are missing several teeth, but not all teeth. Partials are supported by a combination of the remaining teeth and gum tissues. Our doctors will work with you to create a great fitting, cosmetic partial denture to help replace your missing teeth.

Partial dentures are held in the mouth with metal clasps that grip some of the remaining teeth. These can be eliminated with “precision attachments” on crowns on remaining teeth if necessary. Dental implants can also be used to stabilize a partial denture.

Stabilizing a Loose Fitting Denture

Dentures are a removable device. Dentures move! Many patients are able to tolerate this quite well. However, there is a definite adjustment period.

Some people with full or partial dentures experience problems due to the dentures slipping or moving. Not only does this interfere with talking and eating, these problems can cause gums to be sore. This in turn can cause infections and lead to poorer nutrition as one becomes more reluctant to chew with dentures that are uncomfortable.

With modern technology, our doctors can stabilize these dentures with implants, or even eliminate the dentures with implants. They can go over with you the advantages of implantsupported dentures, either full or partial, and if they are an option for you. With implants, your dentures are anchored securely and present the best method of making sure your dentures don’t slip or move. Although they are “locked in” snugly, the dentures can still be removed for cleaning or any needed adjustments.

Denture Maintenance

Dentures need to be maintained with regular hygiene practices as well as regular checkups with the dentist. During these checkups, our doctors will look to see that your dentures are held in place correctly as well as checking for any signs of infections or disease, including oral cancer. Regular dentures may need to be refitted or replaced in 10 years or so, depending on each patient. We recommend our denture patients be seen at least once a year to ensure their dentures are working optimally and the mouth is healthy.

At-Home Maintenance

Your at-home maintenance of your dentures will help ensure the longest durability of your replacement teeth. Follow these tips to help your dentures last a long time:

  • Daily cleaning
  • Remove dentures at night
  • Handle dentures carefully
  • Practice good dental hygiene for your whole mouth
  • Be aware of any changes in denture fit
  • Get regular checkups

Schedule A Consultation

Our dentists pride themselves on making very natural, high quality dentures. This process takes several visits to plan your smile and ensure an optimal fit. If you think you may need dentures, please call our office at (309) 699-5521 to schedule a consultation today.

(309) 699-5521