What are dentures?

Dentures are a great option for replacing missing teeth if you are looking for a treatment that is removable, affordable, and minimally invasive. A custom-made dental appliance, dentures are made from prosthetic teeth attached to a gum-colored base. We offer two different types of dentures in Elk Grove Village, Illinois, partial dentures and full dentures. Partial dentures are used when there are still some natural teeth remaining in your smile and are often supported by a thin, metal frame. Full dentures, also known as complete dentures, replace all of the teeth in your upper or lower dental arch, or both. Our skilled dentist, Dr. Brian Homann, will perform a comprehensive examination to conclude if dentures are right for your smile and which kind will suit you best.

How do dentures feel?

Dentures are designed to fit snuggly over your gums while leaving plenty of room for your tongue and other soft tissues to function properly. Our goal is to create dentures that feel and work just like a natural smile would. One of the most important ways to ensure your dentures feel great is to wait until your gums have fully healed before continuous wear. If your gums are not healed after your teeth have been extracted or lost, then the dentures will irritate this delicate area and may cause bone loss. Our caring dental team is skilled in helping you know when to start wearing your dentures and how to take care of your dentures at home. If you would like to learn more about dentures, we welcome you to contact us today.