Partial Dentures in Woodridge, IL
4 Star Dental provides partial dentures in Woodridge, IL. Call 630 869-0063 to learn more and schedule your appointment.
If you are missing one or more teeth, a partial denture may be the right choice for you. Dental implants are an excellent alternative, but they can be expensive. Pulling healthy teeth for full dentures should never be considered. Partial dentures restore your appearance and allow you to eat normally.
Types of Partial Dentures
Partial dentures are available in several distinct types. All consist of artificial teeth that attach to your natural teeth with clasps or precision attachments. We will help you decide which type of partial denture is right for you.
Acrylic partial denture: Also known as a flipper, an acrylic partial denture is normally considered a temporary solution, although some people successfully wear them for years. Bulky and somewhat uncomfortable, with large metal clasps, this is also the least expensive solution.
Cast metal partial denture: Durable and long-lasting, a cast metal partial denture features highly aesthetic replacement teeth and precision attachments that are not readily visible.
Flexible partial dentures: Comfortable and highly realistic in appearance, flexible partial dentures are an excellent choice for those who are allergic to acrylic and metals, or simply find other types of partial dentures difficult to wear. They are somewhat expensive and generally do not last as long as cast metal partials.
Benefits of Partial Dentures
Partial dentures are far superior to leaving holes in your mouth. Regardless of which type of partial denture you choose, the benefits include:
- Improved chewing and speaking
- More natural and beautiful smile
- Reduced risk of premature aging of the face
- Decreased risk of gum disease
- Stabilizing the remaining natural teeth
- Lowered jaw stress and tension
Caring for Partial Dentures
Partial dentures, just like natural teeth, must be carefully brushed to remove food debris and plaque. Unlike natural teeth, though, partial dentures can be easily damaged or broken. Here’s how to care for them without hurting them:
- When the denture is outside your mouth, hold it over a folded towel or lean over the sink
- Use a soft toothbrush or specially designed denture brush
- Never use bleach or any other type of household cleaner
- When you are not wearing your partial denture, soak it in a denture cleanser
If you need partial dentures, call 4 Star Dental today at 630 869-0063 to schedule your appointment.