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Dentures

Replace your teeth with beautiful and affordable dentures near Hoffman Estates.

A denture is an appliance that is inserted in the mouth to replace natural teeth and provide support for the cheeks and lips. Dentures are ideal for patients who are missing multiple teeth or all of their teeth.

The Benefits of Dentures

  • Improved self-esteem. Looks aren’t everything, but appearance can mean a lot in terms of how we feel inside and how we move about in the world. Many people seek out dentures to help restore their self-confidence after tooth loss.
  • Restored ability to eat. Losing the ability to eat your favorite foods can put a real damper on your quality of life! Dentures enable a person to eat many foods that were previously impossible to chew.
  • Dentures are easily removed. Being able to remove your dental appliance makes it easy to quickly and thoroughly clean your dentures.
  • Support for your facial muscles. Without a substantial dental appliance like dentures, your facial features may begin to shift downwards. This can cause your face to take on a prematurely aged appearance.
  • Speak clearly and with confidence. Losing teeth from your smile can make it more difficult to articulate the important things you have to say. Well-fitting dentures help patients express themselves and enjoy meaningful conversations.

What Are Dentures Made Out Of?

The teeth are made of plastic, porcelain, or a combination thereof, and are set into an acrylic base. Made with advanced fabricating techniques, modern dentures have a realistic appearance that flatters the wearer’s features. Our dentures near Hoffman Estates can be fabricated to fit over endodontically treated teeth or attached to permanent dental implants to allow for a more secure feel.

Types of Dentures

  • A conventional denture is made after all teeth have been extracted and the tissues (gums) have healed.
  • An immediate denture is fabricated and inserted immediately after the teeth are extracted and the tissues are allowed to heal under the denture.
  • An upper denture has acrylic that covers the palate (roof of the mouth).
  • A lower denture is shaped like a horseshoe to leave room for the tongue.

How Long Do Dentures Last?

In general, a well-made set of dentures will last about 7-10 years before needing to be replaced. However, the shape of the mouth does change over time as the bone and gum ridges recede or shrink due to the extraction of the teeth. Your dentures will need to be updated every 1-2 years for a perfect fit. Keeping the fit of your dentures up-to-date is important for optimal comfort and proper chewing alignment. Patients who do not visit for regular relinings may experience soreness, infections, or puffy and overgrown gums.

Need Dentures Near Hoffman Estates?

At Schumer Family Dental Care, we are prepared to help our patients into the best-fitting dentures of their lives. If you’re looking for professionally made dentures near Hoffman Estates, our Elk Grove Village dentist wants to hear from you! Contact us today to make your appointment.

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Schumer Family Dental Care

901 Biesterfield Rd. Suite 111

Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

P:    847-439-1371

F:    847-439-1373

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