If you are missing many or all the teeth in your upper or lower dental arch, then dentures might be the solution for you. Our dentists offer dentures to give you back a confident smile and to restore your ability to chew and speak normally. Additionally, dentures provide support for the soft tissues of your face, which improves your appearance.
Dentures are removable oral appliances. They are custom-designed to fit your mouth. When you visit Modern Dental, our dentists will examine your mouth and discuss your oral health needs with you to determine which type of denture will be the best option for you.
There are two main types of dentures:
- Complete Dentures – Complete dentures replace all the teeth in a full dental arch. They may be used for both the upper and lower dental arch. In some cases, your complete dentures may be placed immediately, while in other cases you may need to wait until your mouth heals before the final fitting of your appliance.
- Partial Dentures – Partial dentures are recommended when you still have healthy teeth. Your appliance is stabilized in your mouth using a thin framework or clasps attached to your remaining natural teeth.
During your regular appointments, Dr. Morley and Dr. Hamel will check your dentures to make sure they are in good condition and fit and function properly. If your dentures break, please contact our office as soon as possible so we can arrange to have them repaired or replaced.
If you have questions about dentures, please call us today at (217) 698-3400. We will be happy to provide you with more information and help you schedule an appointment at our dental office in Springfield, Illinois.