Dentures & Partials
In our East Peoria office, we work hard to help our East Peoria, Peoria, Pekin, Washington, and Morton patients keep their teeth for life. But when saving teeth becomes impossible or too expensive, we turn to high quality dentures to restore our patients' smiles and confidence.
Dentures are appropriate for patients without any teeth or those who will be losing their remaining teeth due to disease. Having no teeth presents multiple obvious challenges. No teeth creates functional problems relating to both speech and chewing food, as well as cosmetic challenges. Our dentures can get you eating well again, and more importantly, smilling beautifully.
Not all dentures are created equal
At East Peoria Dental Group, we strive to make your dentures look like natural teeth. We have all seen cheap dentures. You don't want them and we don't want to make them. We want people to complement you on your beautiful smile, not even knowing they are false teeth.
We do this by using premium denture teeth and acrylic bases. The high end versions of these materials look incredibly natural and the low end versions look incredibly unnatural. We only use the best! We will also work with our lab technicians to customize the arrangement of the teeth. Cheap dentures are made to look like a picket fence, but real teeth don't look that way. By creating tiny imperfections in the denture teeth (for example, having one tooth rotated slightly), it actually creates the look of a more natural looking denture.
Dentures are a removable device. Dentures move! Many patients are able to tolerate this quite well. However, there is a definite adjustment period. Some patients require more retention, and then the answer is to use dental implants in conjunction with their denture. This will eliminate most if not all of the movement of their denture.
Our dentists pride themselves on making very natural, high quality dentures. This process takes several visits to plan your smile and ensure an optimal fit.
Partials are similar to complete dentures in that they are removable. They are appropriate for patients who are missing several teeth, but not all teeth. Partials are supported by a combination of the remaining teeth and gum tissues. Our doctors will work with you to create a great fitting, cosmetic partial denture to help replace your missing teeth.
Partial dentures are held in the mouth with metal clasps that grip some of the remaining teeth. These can be eliminated with "precision attachments" on crowns on remaining teeth if necessary. Dental implants can also be used to stabilize a partial denture.
Like complete dentures, these require an adjustment period to get used to the device. These also take several visits to design and fabricate to ensure an optimal product.
Interested in complete or partial dentures? Please call us today at (309)699-5521 to schedule a consultation.