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Dentures – Lake Zurich, IL

Customizable Prosthetics For a Complete Smile

Dentures in Lake Zurich are time-tested prosthetics known for their reliability. Used for decades and even centuries to replace missing teeth, the materials used have changed dramatically but the goal remains the same – to restore and rebuild incomplete smiles. At Grand Dental - Lake Zurich, our team is here to create and customize dentures to ensure optimal stability and fit for a longer-lasting, more fully functional smiles. Contact our office today to schedule an appointment.

Why Choose Grand Dental - Lake Zurich for Dentures?

Who is a Good Candidate for Dentures?

Man with dentures in Lake Zurich

Patients who are missing an entire arch of teeth will likely be considered qualified candidates for dentures. Those who are missing only a few should consider a possible alternative; however, partials are a convenient and reliable option should our team believe it is the right choice. After undergoing an initial consultation, a person can expect to learn if they are a good candidate for dentures as well as if any preliminary treatments must be performed first.

What Are the Different Types of Dentures?

Full dentures in Lake Zurich

There are three different types of dentures a dentist in Lake Zurich will go over with patients. Depending on preference, oral and overall health, jawbone density, and budget, one of the three will be the ideal choice:

Partial Dentures

Made from an acrylic, gum-colored base, partial dentures use artificial teeth that are placed strategically on top of the base to fill in the gaps in a person’s smile. Using metal clasps that attach to healthy abutment teeth, this device is placed along the arch and fitted like a puzzle piece.

Full Dentures

Similar in design to partial dentures, it, too, uses a gum-colored, acrylic base and artificial teeth. The main difference is that these replace an entire arch of missing teeth. The top denture is designed to cover the complete palate (roof of the mouth), while the lower denture is shaped like a horseshoe to make room for the tongue. These are held into place with natural suction and sometimes, denture adhesives.

Implant Dentures

Unlike their traditional counterparts, implant dentures are held into place with between four and six dental implants that are positioned and placed inside the jaw. They are stronger, more stable, and can last 30 years or more with proper care. Implant dentures are small, screw-like, titanium posts that mimic the natural root of a tooth and offer maximum support to the customized denture secured on top.

Benefits of Dentures

Woman smiling with dentures in Lake Zurich

Dentures can change the life of a person who is struggling with tooth loss, especially when it comes to improving their ability to eat, speak, and smile. Some of their most common benefits include: