A Full Range of Dentures to Meet Your Health, Cosmetic, and Financial Needs
At Goduco Smiles, we offer both traditional and implant-supported dentures to help you achieve a beautiful and functional smile. We also provide several sizes of restorations, including full and partial dentures. When you come to our Vernon Hills, IL, practice, Dr. Philip V. Goduco will examine your jawbone and discuss your goals for treatment. He can help you choose the right type of restoration for your unique needs. We take great care with all of our restorations to ensure your prosthesis will fit comfortably, and will look very natural.
Your Denture Options
At Goduco Smiles, we offer multiple types of dentures to meet the varied needs of our patients.
Traditional Full Dentures
A traditional full denture is a removable restorative option that can replace an entire dental arch. This restoration will have a plastic base, made from impressions of your gums. Through a careful design process, Dr. Goduco and our partner lab can make sure that your denture fits securely and comfortably. You will typically need to use a small amount of denture adhesive to keep the restoration in place.
Traditional Partial Dentures
Also removable, a traditional partial denture will replace a number of adjacent missing teeth. This prosthetic will also have a plastic base to fit over your gums. Additionally, small metal clips will connect your prosthesis to your natural teeth, providing more stability. We work carefully to create these dentures, and your restoration will correspond with the shape and color of your natural teeth.
Fixed Implant-supported Dentures
After placing dental implants, Dr. Goduco can attach a permanent denture to the tops of the posts. Implant-supported dentures may be full or partial. These dentures will also improve oral health because dental implants prevent bone loss and provide superior support for your restoration.
On an aesthetic level, your denture can restore your smile. This restorative option can also fill out your lips and cheeks, helping to maintain a more youthful appearance.
Dr. Goduco can place dental implants with specialized attachment pieces that allow you to remove your denture. A removable implant-supported overdenture will still be more secure than a traditional prosthetic. At the same time, it can be a good option if you do not qualify for a fixed implant denture. You will be able to take out this restoration to clean it, and you can also remove it while you sleep.
Which Type of Denture Is Right for You?
To help you choose your dentures, Dr. Goduco will schedule a complete consultation. Ultimately, your jawbone health will be the biggest determining factor in your restorative treatment. To qualify for implants, you must have enough bone volume. If you have suffered bone recession, the implant posts will not have sufficient support or room. Fortunately, thanks to his significant experience with implant placement, Dr. Goduco can often perform preparatory bone grafts and sinus lifts to replace lost bone tissue.
If jaw recession disqualifies you from receiving dental implants, and you do not want to undergo bone grafting, you may qualify for an overdenture. These restorations typically require less bone volume for support. Alternatively, you might select a removable denture. This type of prosthetic can also be a good option if you are watching your budget.
How Can Dentures Benefit You?
After you receive your restoration, you will be able to eat a much wider range of foods. This is especially true if you choose an implant-supported denture because you will not typically face any restrictions on your diet. On an aesthetic level, your denture can restore your smile. This restorative option can also fill out your lips and cheeks, helping to maintain a more youthful appearance.
In addition, dentures can protect your overall oral health. A partial prosthetic can fill the gap in your smile, keeping your other teeth from shifting out of alignment. In addition, if you choose an implant-supported denture, the posts will stimulate your bone tissue preventing bone recession and further tooth loss. In this way, your restoration can preserve your facial features and oral foundation.
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Dentures can significantly improve your quality of life by restoring your smile and oral function. To learn more about our denture options and to find out which type may be right for you, contact our office today.