Dentures near Chicago
Kenilworth Dental Associates – Kenilworth IL
A denture is an appliance that is inserted in the mouth that replaces natural teeth and provides support for the cheeks and lips. An upper denture has acrylic, usually flesh-colored, that covers your palate (the roof of your mouth). A lower denture is shaped like a horseshoe to leave room for the tongue.
Most of our dentures in Chicago are made of acrylic and can be fabricated in two different ways:
- A conventional denture is made after all the teeth have been extracted and the gums have healed.
- An immediate denture is fabricated and inserted immediately after the teeth are extracted, and the tissues are allowed to heal under the denture.
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The teeth are made of plastic, porcelain, or a combination thereof. Conventional or immediate dentures in Chicago can be fabricated to fit over endodontically treated teeth, and a complete denture can be attached to dental implants to allow for a more secure fit of the appliance.
Dentures will wear down over time and will need o be replaced or relined to keep the jaw alignment normal. The alignment will slowly change as the bone and gum ridges recede or shrink due to the extractions of the teeth. Regular examinations by your dentist in Chicago is still important for denture-wearers so that the oral tissues can be checked for disease or change.