Restore Any Number of Missing Teeth
Living with missing teeth can devastate your self-confidence. It makes eating and speaking more difficult, leaving you reluctant to smile. At Corner Stone Dental, we have natural-looking solutions to fix your smile so it looks like new.
When you meet with one of our Swansea, IL dentists for your free consultation, we’ll go over your options, helping you find the restoration that’s right for you. For example, we can use dentures to replace any number of missing teeth.
Today’s dentures are made from acrylics and other advanced materials, providing you with several benefits:
- Covered by most insurance plans
- Feel better about yourself
- Complete your smile
- Speak more clearly
- Eat your favorite foods
- It only takes about four to six weeks to get a new smile
Full & Partial Dentures
Dentures are fully removable prosthetic teeth that are custom-made to look just like your natural teeth. Full dentures can be used to restore one or both arches of missing teeth. To make sure they fit just right, our dentists will use digital imaging technology to create an impression of your smile.
Partial dentures are used to restore one or more missing teeth. They’re held in place with a metal clasp that attaches to your natural teeth.
Get a Same-Day Smile With Immediate-Load Dentures
It generally takes our dentists about four to six weeks to restore your smile with a set of full dentures. This may involve the extraction of your remaining teeth. It will take a few visits to our office to adjust your dentures for a perfect fit.
With immediate load implants, we’ll give you a beautiful new smile in just one day. Using sedation dentistry, we’ll perform all the necessary procedures including extractions during a single office visit. We’ll also provide you with an attractive temporary prosthetic to wear until the bones in your mouth have completely adjusted to the dental implants.
As soon as you’re ready, you’ll return to our office so we can place your permanent restoration. Thanks to dental implants, your new smile will have enhanced stability to stay firmly in place when you’re talking and eating.
Implant-supported dentures use a handful of dental implants to restore a whole arch of missing teeth. These dentures are permanent, and only your dentist can remove them. They’re remarkably stable and you care for them with regular brushing and flossing.
An overdenture is a removable full-arch restoration that’s secured to your jawbone with dental implants. You just “snap” it on and off for easy maintenance. Overdentures provide greater comfort and stability than regular dentures. You wear them during the day and they come off at night for cleaning.
Are You a Candidate?
Dentures are a great option for people who have missing teeth. They can dramatically improve your quality of life if you:
- Have lost most or all of your teeth
- Want to eat with greater ease
- Want to speak with accuracy
- Desire a natural-looking smile after tooth loss
Taking Care of Your Dentures
How you care for your dentures depends on the type you have. Below are care instructions for cleaning removable and fixed dentures. Taking care of your dentures properly will improve their performance and durability.
To take care of your removable dentures, be sure to rinse them off after you eat so they’re clean throughout the day. Then at night, remove your dentures and clean them with a soft-bristled brush. Finally, let them soak in a denture cleaning solution overnight.
When you remove your dentures from the cleaning solution in the morning, thoroughly rinse them off so the cleaning solution doesn’t get in your mouth.
For fixed dentures, you take care of them like your natural teeth. Brush with a soft-bristled toothbrush twice a day and use nylon-coated dental floss at least once daily.
Repairing or Replacing Your Dentures
If your dentures have been damaged or you’re not satisfied with the way they fit, don’t hesitate to call Corner Stone Dental at (618) 236-0501and we’ll be glad to help. When you bring your dentures in, our dentist will examine them and find your best solution.
If your dentures don’t fit correctly or they aren’t working for you, we can offer other solutions that may better suit your lifestyle. For example, some patients are interested in the improved stability they can get with implant-supported dentures.
Frequently Asked Questions
If your current dentures are ill-suited to you, we’ll fix them if possible. Dentures commonly loosen with use, so it’s not out of the ordinary for dentures that used to fit well to become uncomfortable over time. We can also replace your dentures if necessary. Give us a call right away and we’ll arrange for you to meet with one of our dentists to go over your options.
The first thing you should do is call our Swansea dental office at (618) 236-0501 and let us know what’s happened so we can schedule an appointment to fix them. In the meantime, we recommend not using your dentures because broken dentures may harm your mouth.
Most dental insurance plans cover at least a portion of the cost of dentures. For the details of your plan, we recommend getting in touch with your insurance provider. You can also contact us at Corner Stone Dental by calling (618) 236-0501 to learn more about our payment and financing options.
To clean your dentures, rinse them off throughout the day to ensure food doesn’t get stuck in them. At night, remove your dentures and brush them with a soft-bristled toothbrush. Then, soak them in denture solution overnight, making sure to thoroughly rinse them off in the morning.
If your dentures become stained, let us know and we can clean them for you. But don’t try to use teeth-whitening solutions because they won’t work on dentures.