Dentures are removable dental appliances that are used to replace missing teeth. Whether you’ve lost teeth from gum disease, tooth decay or injury, replacing your missing teeth is critical—not only for your oral health but overall health as well. Dentures in Elgin are made to closely resemble your natural teeth, which means there generally aren’t any noticeable changes to your appearance. In fact, dentures have even shown to improve smile appearance and improve mouth function.
What are the Types of Dentures?
Dentures can be used to replace all of your teeth or just some. Dentures that replace all of your teeth are known as complete dentures in Elgin. This type of denture rests on the gums that cover the jawbones and is completely removable. You might immediately think of complete dentures in Elgin when you hear the mention of this procedure.
On the other hand, dentures that replace some, but not all teeth are called partial dentures. These dentures attach to the teeth that are still present and also cover and rest on the gums and bone where the teeth are missing—similar to a dental bridge.
Elgin Denture Procedure
Developing dentures in Elgin can take up to six weeks and usually involves several appointments. During the first appointment, Dr. Karr or Dr. Blazer, our dentists in Elgin, will take a mold of your natural teeth and gums. This impression is used to create a mold for your dentures. Once the dentures are created, you will return to Karr and Blazer Dental to have them fitted.
Contact our dentists in Elgin to learn more about dentures, and to see if you are a candidate for this procedure.