Dentures are fixed or removable replacements for teeth. Tooth replacement becomes mandatory when the tooth and its roots have been irretrievably damaged, and the tooth has been lost or needs to be removed. Dentists have always known that a missing permanent tooth should be replaced or else the teeth on each side of the space continuously lean towards the opening, and the teeth in the opposite jaw start to move towards the space. There are a few standard kinds of tooth replacement in modern dentistry. A full denture is made to revive both the teeth and the fundamental bone when all of the teeth are missing in an arch. A smaller version is the partial denture, AKA a removable bridge, which can on occasion be used if sometimes healthy teeth are present opposite to the space where the tooth or teeth have been lost. The partial is anchored to the encompassing teeth by clasps or precision attachments to crowns, or caps, that are cemented to the healthful teeth. A removable partial denture is used to replace multiple missing teeth when there are inadequate natural teeth to support a fixed/permanent bridge. The removable device rests on the delicate tissues of the jaws, and is fixed in position with metal clasps or supports.

Dental implants used in our clinic are the most recent tooth-replacement technology. They permit prosthetic teeth to be permanently attached to the implant which is placed straight into the bones of the jaw. Top quality control is important to guarantee the denture fits and seems natural in the patient’s mouth.

No 2 dentures will be alike ; even 2 sets of dentures made for a similar person may not be precisely alike because they’re made in custom molds that must be damaged to remove the denture. After the molding process is finished, the small details of the denture are added by hand. This step is required to guarantee the teeth appear natural and fit correctly. The standard of the denture’s fit can be controlled in 2 ways. Relining is a technique by which the sides of the denture that contacts the gums are resurfaced. Such alterations are mandatory as the dental impressions used to make dentures cause the gums to move.

As a consequence new dentures may not fit correctly. Additionally, over a period bone and gum tissues can shift or resorb, changing the fit of the denture. Rebasing is used to refit a denture by replacing or adding to the fundamental material of the saddle area which is in contact directly with the edentulous areas. This process is needed when the denture base degenerates or no longer extends into the right gum areas. Most patients need relining or rebasing roughly 1 to 3 years after first placement to maintain the most optimal fit of the dentures.

Environmental & Biological Dentistry
3 S. Prospect (Suite #9)
Park Ridge, IL 60068 (ten minutes from O' Hare International Airport)
Phone: +1 (847) 823-3441