Dentures

Dentures at East Peoria Dental Group

Even though we believe today’s modern technologies and proper preventive care should allow everyone to keep their teeth for a lifetime, there are still instances where people have lost or will lose their remaining teeth. East Peoria Dental Group is here to help get your confidence back!
 
Dentures are a removable set of plastic teeth that are custom fitted to your remaining gum tissues. Dentures will not only give you your smile back, but also will help you to chew your food and restore proper lip and face support.

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 compliment 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.

Stabilizing Loose or Painful Dentures

Dentures are a removable device. They move! Some people experience problems like pain or difficulty talking and chewing due to their dentures slipping or moving. This can lead to infections and poor nutrition due to not chewing comfortably. 
We believe no one should have to suffer due to their teeth, and thankfully we have a solution to stabiliZe your denture. Dental implants!
 

Are There Alternatives to Dentures?

Today’s technologies allow dentures to be a thing of the past, if you so desire it! With implant dentures and even full mouth implant solutions, our Peoria implant dentists at East Peoria Dental Group can restore your smile and chewing ability to perfect form!
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.

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

 

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