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Whether you’re missing a few of your natural teeth or you have lost most of your teeth due to an oral injury, tooth decay, or gum disease, Dr. Kandimalla is here to help. At Innova Family Dental, we can restore your smile quickly with full or partial dentures.
We offer the very best removable dentures near Bolingbrook, Romeoville, Naperville, and Plainfield because our dentures are comfortable, convenient, and look just like your natural teeth.
Full Mouth Dentures
There are two primary types of full mouth dentures. Traditional dentures are the most commonly used type of denture. They sit directly over your gums and replace the upper, lower, or both arches of your teeth. Because they must be fitted directly over your gums, all of your remaining teeth must be extracted before they can be built and placed.
The other common type of full mouth dentures is called an “overdenture.” This type of denture is often used alongside dental implants to restore your teeth. The denture snaps onto a set of 4-6 dental implants which are placed in your mouth, and this provides it with a more secure hold.
However, overdentures can also sometimes be used to restore your smile and bite by attaching to healthy natural teeth. If you are missing most of your teeth but still have several healthy teeth, they may be able to serve as an attachment point for this type of full mouth denture. To learn more about each type of denture, we recommend scheduling a consultation with Dr. Kandimalla at Innova Family Dental in Bolingbrook.
Partial dentures attach to your remaining healthy teeth to restore multiple missing teeth. They use a special, comfortable plastic framework to attach to your teeth. These prostheses are also called “flippers,” and are usually used to temporarily restore teeth before treatment with a dental implant or dental bridge.
Cast metal removable partial dentures are also a common choice. They use a light metal framework that incorporates a plastic material for the gums and teeth and attaches to the teeth tightly with a clasp. They are very durable, and a good long-term option.
Flexible partial dentures are another common choice for those who experience discomfort with a metal or acrylic denture. They use a thin, heat-sensitive plastic and attach to your teeth with thin, gum-colored clasps. They are more durable than plastic dentures.
The Dentures Process
Your denture process depends on the type of denture you get. However, the main steps are often quite similar. Dr. Kandimalla will take images and impressions of your teeth, and send them to a third-party dental lab where your dentures will be manufactured.
You’ll come back in a few weeks to try on a prototype denture, which is usually fabricated from wax and plastic. Dr. Kandimalla will check the fit and make adjustments, if necessary. Then, this process may be repeated several times until your prototype denture fits perfectly.
Once the fit is perfect, your final denture will be cast. Then, once it arrives at our office, Dr. Kandimalla will fit it into place, and provide you with instructions for caring for your new teeth. This completes the procedure, but you’ll need to come into Innova Family Dental about every six months to have your mouth and dentures checked.
Which Dentures Are Right For Me?
Partial dentures are a good option for anyone who is missing one or several teeth, and who is not interested in dental bridges or dental implants. In fact, these treatments are often used as a temporary solution while patients prepare to get a more permanent solution, such as an implant. However, they can be used as a long-term replacement for missing teeth, too.
Traditional full dentures are the right choice for patients who have lost most or all of their natural teeth. They are commonly used in patients who have been in a serious accident that caused major tooth damage, or for patients who have extensive gum disease or tooth decay.
Implant-supported dentures are an alternative to traditional full dentures and offer better long-term results. However, they are more expensive and require a healthy mouth and strong jaw bone, so not everyone is a good candidate for this treatment. To learn more and find out which type of dentures may be right for you, contact Innova Family Dental for an appointment with Dr. Kalpana Kandimalla.
How Long Do Removable Dentures Last?
On average, partial dentures last around 5-10 years before they wear out and need to be replaced. Over time, the tooth may wear down, or the clips and metal components of the dentures may fail, requiring the dentures to be replaced.
Full dentures typically have a shorter lifespan of 5 years. This is because, over time, the shape of your jaw will change if you’ve lost all of your teeth. Eventually, this may mean your dentures no longer fit properly. Or, in some cases, your dentures may become worn-down or damaged due to daily wear and tear, and require replacement.
Regardless of the type of dentures you have, you should see Dr. Kalpana Kandimalla for regular six-month oral exams at our Bolingbrook, IL dental office. At your appointment, Dr. Kandimalla can check on your dentures and make sure they’re in good shape, and also ensure that your gums and teeth are healthy.
How Much Do Dentures Cost?
Your out-of-pocket dentures costs will depend on the terms of your dental insurance. To make it easy for you, Innova Family Dental is in-network with many major dental insurance carriers and accept most dental insurance plans.
If you do not have dental insurance, join the Innova Gold Plan. This dental discount plan offers generous discounts on many treatments and procedures, including 20% off dentures. If you need additional help financing your treatment, we offer monthly payment plans, too!
Get The Complete Smile You Deserve!
Don't keep suffering from the discomfort and embarrassment of tooth loss. Call Innova Family Dental today to schedule your dentures consultation.
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