When you smile, does everyone notice that your teeth are fake – or worse yet missing?
In this day and age of advanced dentistry, there is no need to be embarrassed by your teeth. At Big Smile Dental in Chicago, IL, dentures can be beautiful, comfortable, and convenient.
Technically, dentures of any kind are fake teeth, but they don’t have to look like it. They are custom crafted in a fine dental laboratory. We begin by taking impressions of your mouth, and the dentures are carefully shaped for a comfortable fit. The teeth are sized and shaped to perfectly compliment your facial features. The color is brilliant, but not unnaturally white. They even include the same subtle color and texture variation as real teeth, for a beautiful, natural looking smile.
No, these are not your grandmother’s dentures. Besides perfecting the look of natural teeth, advancements in dentistry have created several types of dentures you can choose from.
The quality, look, and comfort of these dentures can’t be compared to old-school styles. The name refers to the process of waiting until gums have healed from extractions before placing dentures. This results in an excellent fit, with few adjustments needed because any changes in the gums after this point are minimal. However, if you choose this method you will have to be toothless for a few weeks in the process.
As the name implies, these dentures are placed the same day teeth are pulled. The obvious advantage here is not having to wait for your teeth. They also help protect the gums during the healing process, acting as a bandage. Instant dentures usually need more adjustments in the first few months than traditional dentures.
IMPLANT SUPPORTED DENTURES
This increasingly popular option provides ultimate stability and cosmetic benefits. Titanium implants are placed in the jawbone. Within a few months, the bone fuses to the implant, creating a solid base. Special denture plates called overdentures snap onto these implants for a secure fit without the use of adhesives.
No matter what option you choose, the result will be a flawless smile you will be proud to show off. Call Big Smile Dental in Chicago, IL today and find out how beautiful dentures can be!