The goal of dentistry is to preserve your natural teeth as long as possible. However even with more awareness of the dangers of gum disease and the tools to fight and prevent it, millions of American adults of all ages are living with some degree of tooth loss. Whether you're missing some or all of your teeth due to periodontal disease or trauma, there are a number of options available to fix your smile and get your oral health back on track. Dr. George Mui, a dentist in Mount Prospect, IL, offers dentures and other cosmetic and general dentistry options for children and adults.
Get a New and Improved Smile with Dentures in Mount Prospect, IL
Although tooth loss tends to be most commonly associated with age, even younger adults are not immune. Dentures are a great option to replace missing teeth, give you back your smile, and improve your nutrition, health, and overall quality of life. Modern dentures are designed to look, function, and feel just like your natural teeth, and come in a range of styles to accommodate your unique situation.
Types of Dentures
There are several options to choose from depending on your situation:
Immediate dentures - a temporary pair that's available right away until your custom dentures are ready
Complete/full dentures - for full tooth loss. Also known as conventional or traditional dentures, full dentures slide over the gums and palette are held in place through suction and adhesives
Partial dentures - if you still have some of your natural teeth, partial dentures are a removable set which is anchored in place with metal hooks that attach to your remaining teeth
Implant-supported overdentures - held in place by dental implants
The dentist will perform a comprehensive dental exam to help you decide which type of dentures are right for you. With proper care and follow up care, dentures deliver a durable and lasting solution to tooth loss.
Find a Dentist in Mount Prospect, IL
For more information about dentures and all of the smile restoration options available to you, contact Gentle Dental by calling (847) 253-5901 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Mui today.