Dentures (Full and Partial)

Full and Partial Denture Services

Dentures are a popular option for replacing missing teeth. They restore chewing function, improve facial appearance, and enhance oral health. Trust Amedeo and Colonna, LTD in Park Ridge for both full and partial denture services.

Understanding Dentures

Dentures are custom-made dental prosthetics used to replace missing teeth. There are full dentures for complete tooth loss and partial dentures for some remaining natural teeth. Amedeo and Colonna, LTD provide both, which improve quality of life by restoring the ability to eat, speak, and smile confidently.

An Overview of Full Dentures

Full dentures, also known as complete dentures, are used when someone is missing all their natural teeth in the upper or lower jaw. They consist of a gum-colored plastic base and artificial teeth for a natural appearance. Full dentures improve chewing and speech by resting directly on the gums. 

Regular dental visits to Amedeo and Colonna, LTD are important to maintain proper care and fit. Over time, adjustments or new dentures may be needed for comfort and function.

An Overview of Partial Dentures

Partial dentures replace missing teeth when some natural teeth remain. They consist of a metal framework that attaches to the remaining teeth and a plastic base with artificial teeth. The metal framework provides stability and support for proper functioning. 

Regular dental visits to Amedeo and Colonna, LTD ensure the proper fit and function of partial dentures for optimal oral health.

The Making of Dentures

First, dental impressions are taken to create an accurate mold of the mouth and gum tissue. These impressions are then used to create a custom-made denture base that supports the artificial teeth.

For full dentures, the plastic base fits the roof of the mouth or lower jaw based on individual needs. Partial dentures fit around the remaining natural teeth with a metal framework. A dental laboratory crafts the dentures meticulously for comfort and a natural look.

Advantages of Using Dentures

Dentures have several advantages. They are a great option for individuals with dental conditions or multiple missing teeth. Dentures effectively fill gaps and provide support to facial muscles, preventing sagging. They also aid in chewing and promote better digestion.

Benefits of Full Dentures

Full dentures provide an affordable solution for replacing missing teeth and restoring chewing function and facial appearance. They are custom-made and available in various materials to suit individual needs, offering a comfortable fit on the roof of the mouth. With their natural appearance and ability to restore proper chewing function, full dentures are a valuable option for those with missing teeth.

Benefits of Partial Dentures

Partial dentures preserve natural teeth alignment and fill in gaps caused by missing teeth. They can be easily removed for oral hygiene and care, promoting oral health. These affordable dentures replace missing teeth next to healthy ones, maintaining the condition of remaining natural teeth. Customized for individual needs, they provide a comfortable fit and enhance the dental experience.

Using Your Dentures

Getting used to dentures may take time, especially if they’re your first set. Initially, you may feel discomfort as your mouth adjusts. Proper care and cleaning are vital for good oral health. Amedeo and Colonna, LTD suggest using dental adhesives for added stability, particularly for lower dentures. With time, you’ll become accustomed to speaking and eating with dentures. If you have persistent soreness or discomfort, consult the professionals at Amedeo and Colonna, LTD.

Adapting to Full Dentures

Adapting to full dentures involves getting used to the sensation of replacement teeth in your mouth. Over time, they become more comfortable as you adjust to wearing them. Initially, speech may be affected but improves with time. Eating with full dentures requires practice for a comfortable chewing experience. Regular dental care and visits to Amedeo and Colonna, LTD are important during the adjustment period.

Adapting to Partial Dentures

Adapting takes time. Speech and chewing may feel different, but discomfort decreases over time. Proper care and regular dental visits to Amedeo and Colonna, LTD ensure comfortable wear and good functionality. Adapting to partial dentures can improve oral health, chewing function, and overall well-being.

Care and Maintenance of Dentures

Proper denture care is essential for maintaining oral hygiene. It’s important to handle dentures with care, using a soft brush and gentle cleanser to prevent damage. Soaking dentures in a cleansing solution overnight can help remove stains and bacteria. 

Regular dental check-ups at Amedeo and Colonna, LTD in Park Ridge are crucial to ensure a proper fit and identify any issues. Adhering to these maintenance practices can help ensure the longevity of your replacement teeth while promoting overall oral health.

Are There Alternatives to Dentures?

There are alternatives to dentures such as dental implants and bridges. Dental implants involve surgically placing an artificial tooth root in the jawbone, providing a more permanent solution. Bridges, on the other hand, attach a replacement tooth or teeth to adjacent natural teeth. 

Consult with the professionals at Amedeo and Colonna, LTD to determine which option is best for you.

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