Dentures at East Peoria Dental Group
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
Are There Alternatives to 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.
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.
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