Dentures – Schaumburg, IL

An Affordable Way to Correct Extensive Tooth Loss

Dentist and patient discussing dentures in Schaumburg

Dentures are removable dental appliances that are used to replace missing teeth and repair natural tooth structure and function. Whether you’ve lost teeth from gum disease, tooth decay, or injury, replacing the missing teeth is critical—not only for your oral health but your overall health as well. Dentures are made to closely resemble your natural teeth, which means there generally aren’t any noticeable changes to your appearance. In fact, dentures from our Schaumburg, IL dental office have even been shown to improve smile appearance and mouth function.

The Dentures Process

Dentist holding a set of full dentures in their hands

Dentures can be used to replace all of your teeth or just some of them. Dentures that replace all the teeth are known as complete dentures. This type of denture rests on the gums that cover the jawbone and is completely removable. Dentures that replace some but not all teeth are called partial dentures. These dentures attach to the teeth that are still present and also cover and rest on the gums and bone where the teeth are missing—similar to a dental bridge.

Developing dentures can take up to six weeks and usually involves several appointments. During the first appointment, your dentist will take a mold of your natural teeth and gums. This impression is used to create a mold for your dentures. Once the dentures are created, you’ll return to have them fitted.