on Monday, August 15th, 2016 in Dentures, Restorative Dentistry |
Do you know what happens to you when you lose many natural teeth? Whether to an accident, injury or decay, the loss of teeth changes how you speak, eat, and even how you look. This is why Mike Errico DDS offers patients in our Rolling Meadows, IL office a full array of restorative dentistry services, including dentures.
Available as full or partial dentures, they are a functional and simple solution to the loss of adult teeth. They have advanced rapidly over the past decades and they can be made in several ways. Partials are exactly as they sound, and they cover the space left when you lose several teeth in sequence. A partial can be removable or you can have a bridge made that is fixed in place to two healthy teeth.
Because we offer a full menu of restorative dentistry services, your partial or bridge can be fixed to dental implants or to two, healthy, natural teeth.
Full dentures are also an option, and even here you can opt for removable appliances or for dentures that are fixed to dental implants to give the most natural function.
One thing to keep in mind when considering dentures is that they may need to be refitted and even remade over time. This is because the loss of natural teeth leads the jaw and gum tissue to recede. After many years without adult teeth in your jaw, you will notice that the gum tissue is much tighter to the bone. This is because the nerves and blood vessels that were once communicating with the teeth have gone and your body responds by causing the tissue to shrink.
This causes your dentures to eventually fit entirely differently, and is a reason that you will need to visit our office for regular checkups and cleanings just as you did when you were not wearing dentures.
Keep in mind, though, that dentures are a wonderful solution. Whether you opt for partials or full dentures, they will ensure that you do not look, prematurely, aged by the sagging in the face caused by missing teeth. Your speech will remain the same, your diet can still include all of your favorite foods, and you won’t be at risk for developing issues relating to your bite, such as TMJ or bruxism.
Don’t overlook the need for restorative dentistry, and get in touch with Dr. Errico DDS to discuss your plans. If you have questions about dentures, or wish to discuss your restorative dentistry options, give us a call at our Rolling Meadows, IL office at 847-788-0808. You can also use our online contact form and one of our staff will get back to you promptly.