Teeth can be lost to gum disease, decay or injury. Dentures are removable appliances that can replace missing teeth and benefit your appearance and your health. They can be made to closely resemble your natural teeth and may even help fill out the appearance of your face and profile. Dentures may even improve the look of your smile.
Traditional dentures are an economical way to replace missing teeth. They are made of a flesh-colored acrylic base that fits over your gums. The base of the upper denture covers the palate (roof of your mouth), and the lower denture is horseshoe shaped to accommodate the tongue. Traditional dentures generally require several appointments for molds, extractions, fittings, and adjustments but cost less than premium dentures.
Premium dentures are made from high-quality materials that fit well to the shape and size of the wearer’s mouth and can also be adjusted to reflect the natural color of the oral cavity. They are customized according to both the mouth and other defining elements of the face--cheekbones, jawline, etc. Premium dentures are impact-resistant and stain-resistant. The material they're made from is strong and designed to mimic the gradual wear of natural tooth enamel, for less wear and longer tooth life.
If you're considering dentures, call Beardstown Family Dental at 217-323-2701 for a consultation. We're here to help!
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When you have lost your natural teeth, a variety of complications can arise that impact your physical and emotional health – beyond just your smile. Dentures are an important part of restoring your smile’s appearance, but they can pose challenges for some. Implant retained dentures offer you a secure, natural-looking option that is not only more comfortable but also more convenient than traditional dentures.
Screw-retained dentures are among the most permanent teeth-replacement options for those needing a full set of lower dentures. Screw-retained dentures are also called fixed dentures, permanent dentures or All-on-4. This type of implant-supported denture uses four or more implants in your lower jaw. The complete set of dentures is affixed to these anchors with screws, meaning they are exceptionally secure – they also do not need to be removed for daily cleaning. Instead, you will be able to clean around and under the teeth and along your gums. This cleaning is more challenging for some, but this option provides a more permanent solution for patients with extensive tooth loss.
At Beardstown Family Dental, we have many options to replace missing teeth. Call us at 217-323-2701 to schedule a consultation.