Dentures in Woodridge, IL
4 Star Dental provides dentures in Woodridge, IL. Call 630 869-0063 to learn more and schedule your appointment.
If you are missing some or all of your teeth, dentures may be the best solution for you. Modern dentures are highly realistic in appearance, providing the beautiful smile that you deserve. Depending on your needs and goals, you might choose fixed or removable partial or full dentures, which may or may not be supported by dental implants.
Full dentures replace all of the teeth on one or both arches. Full dentures consist of acrylic or porcelain teeth in a pink acrylic base that resembles gum tissue. A lower full denture rests on the gums, while an upper full denture adheres to the roof of the mouth with suction. This makes upper dentures more stable than lower dentures.
Full dentures can pinch and slip, and they restore only part of your natural bite strength. Although dental adhesives can help, we recommend adding at least two dental implants on each arch. This allows your denture to snap into place, improving bite strength and stabilizing the denture.
If you are missing one or several teeth, partial dentures may be the best solution. A partial denture hooks onto your natural teeth with metal clasps or precision attachments.
There are three basic types of partial dentures:
Cast Metal: This is the most common type of partial dentures. Featuring a strong metal frame and highly realistic replacement teeth, a cast metal partial can least for years.
Acrylic Flipper: The least expensive but least desirable solution, acrylic flippers are generally used on a temporary basis. Thick and bulky, acrylic flippers attach to the teeth with large metal clasps.
Flexible Partial: A flexible partial is somewhat expensive but is highly natural looking. Made from thin plastic with tiny pink clasps that nestle into the spaces around the teeth, flexible partials are particularly suited to those who develop mouth soreness or allergic reactions to other types of partial dentures.
Just two dental implants can stabilize a removable denture, while a handful can support an entire arch of fixed replacement teeth. Implant-supported upper dentures do not need an acrylic palate, allowing you to more fully enjoy the taste and texture of food.
Secure and durable, implant-supported dentures restore more than 90% of your original bite strength, allowing you to eat even chewy candy and tough steaks with ease. Since the teeth never leave your mouth, you can talk, eat, and perform your oral hygiene routine as normal.
If you need dentures, call 4 Star Dental today at 630 869-0063 to schedule your appointment.