Restore your smile
with full or partial dentures
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. Our dentures are comfortable, convenient, and look just like your natural teeth. Schedule a denture consultation to see if this is the right restorative option for you.
full arch replacements
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.
replace one or more teeth
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 attach 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.
what to expect
the denture 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.