Dentures and Partials

Lake Forest, Lake Bluff, and Lincolnshire

Living with lost teeth impacts your ability to chew nutritious food, affects your self-esteem, and impacts your overall quality of life. Lake Forest Smiles offers traditional partial dentures and complete dentures to replace missing teeth and restore your smile. Learn about the difference between these two options.
partial and full Dentures

Partial and Complete Dentures

  • Partial dentures – A removable alternative to bridges, our partial dentures replace multiple lost teeth as long as they reside on the same dental arch. A metal frame that attaches to your remaining natural teeth provides support for partial dentures. Also referred to as a partial, this removable tooth replacement option can be added to, should you experience additional tooth loss on the same arch.
  • Full dentures – These are a complete set of removable, natural-looking replacement teeth. Each set of dentures is custom-crafted to meet your needs and match the color of your gums. Full dentures are custom-made, and suction to the inside of your mouth for a secure fit.
  • Implant-supported dentures – The most secure and stable dentures options available, these dentures secure to dental implants placed at strategic locations in the mouth.

The Benefits of Replacing Missing Teeth

  • Aesthetics: Modern dental materials look very natural and have the luminosity of real teeth. Our custom dentures also fit your mouth well, maintaining or improving your bite alignment. People should not even be able to notice you have dentures. Dentures even could make you look younger. A well-constructed set of dentures helps plump your lower face to regain the youthful appearance lost when teeth are missing.
  • Stability: Worried about dentures slipping or shifting in your mouth? Ask us if implanted supported dentures may be a better option for you. However, traditional dentures hold well when paired with denture adhesive.
  • Nutrition: After receiving your dentures from our Lake Forest dentist, you can eat a variety of nutritious foods, including meat, apples, and nuts.
  • Durability: With proper care, your dentures will last for 10 years or longer. You should return to Lake Forest Smiles for follow-up appointments to have your dentures checked for fit since our jawbone and gums do change and shrink as we age.

Caring for Your Dentures

No matter what denture option you choose, you should clean your dentures every day.

  • Before removing your dentures, always wash your hands well.
  • Fill your sink with water or place a towel in the sink in case you drop your dentures. This will protect your dentures from breaking if you drop them.
  • Remove your dentures and brush them thoroughly with a toothbrush, just like natural teeth. Make sure to only use a product we recommend for cleaning your dentures. Certain kinds of toothpaste are too abrasive for dentures and will damage them.
  • Do not wear your dentures when sleeping. Store them overnight in a cleaning solution. This will prevent them from drying out.
  • Make sure to keep up with other aspects of your dental hygiene routine: brushing and flossing any remaining teeth, brushing your tongue and gums with an extra-soft toothbrush twice per day, and visit your Lake Forest general dentist every six months for a check-up.

Partials and Dentures in Lake Forest

You no longer have to live with the consequences of tooth loss. To learn more about dentures or any of our other tooth replacement options, we invite you to call (847) 234-4800. Our practice is conveniently located at 825 S. Waukegan Road in Lake Forest. Drs. Campbell and Schmidt have been providing elite dental care to the communities of Lake Forest, Lake Bluff, and Lincolnshire for more than 30 years. We welcome you to our practice.

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