Full and Partial Dentures

Expert Full and Partial Dentures in Chicago, IL

If you’re missing some or all of your teeth and you’re ready to rejuvenate your smile, we have the expert denture services you need at West Town Dental Care. We will custom-fit dentures for your mouth and consult with you on how to properly clean and maintain your dentures.

Dentures are a removable replacement option for all or some of your missing teeth, often used when dental implants are not an option. If you’ve lost your teeth, whether from gum disease, tooth decay, or injury, replacing your teeth will not only benefit your appearance but also your overall health.

Dentures can make it easier to eat and speak, which will improve your quality of life. At West Town Dental Care, we offer custom-fit partial and full denture options based on your dental needs.

Partial Dentures

Partial dentures are a basic option to replace multiple missing teeth. A partial denture rests on a metal framework that is attached to your natural teeth, where your natural teeth serve as an anchor for the partial denture to stay in place. A partial denture is a removable alternative to a traditional bridge.

Full Dentures

When you lose all your teeth, the facial muscles around your mouth will begin to sag and lose strength. Missing teeth can cause facial collapse and dramatically age you. A full denture can help fill out the appearance of your face and profile. It will help to slow down the aging process caused by missing teeth.

A conventional denture is a full removable denture that is made and placed in your mouth after the teeth have been removed and the surrounding tissues have healed. It may take several weeks or months for the surrounding bone and tissues to heal after the teeth have been removed.

An immediate denture is a full removable denture that is made prior to your teeth being removed. It is placed into your mouth the same day your teeth are extracted. You won’t have to be without teeth during the healing process. However, you may need to have the denture relined and even remade once the jaw has healed.

If you want to take the next step toward a healthier mouth and overall improved health, call the professionals at West Town Dental Care for your partial or full denture needs.

About Dentures and How Long They Last

Dentures are custom-made specifically for you at West Town Dental Care. A dental impression is taken of your mouth and sent to a dental laboratory for your dentures to be made. It is common to have a few follow-up adjustment appointments, and you may need some time before you are completely adapted to your new dentures.

Dr. Ogando of West Town Dental Care will check your speech and adjust any spots that may be irritating your gums. Getting used to your dentures may require you to practice eating and speaking before you’re fully comfortable with your new dentures.

Throughout your lifetime, your dentures will need to be relined, remade, or rebased due to wear that occurs each day. Relining or rebasing is the process of reshaping the denture to make sure that it is comfortable and functional for your needs.

As you age, your mouth naturally changes and reshapes which may cause your dentures to loosen. Loose dentures may irritate your gums and wiggle when you are chewing. This is why it’s so important to see your dentist for your recommended checkups at West Town Dental Care when you have dentures.

How to Properly Care for Your Dentures

To ensure that your dentures last and look their best, please follow the instructions below:

  • If possible, remove and rinse your dentures every time after eating to remove food debris
    After removing your dentures, make sure to also clean your mouth. Brush your natural teeth and wipe your tongue and palate with gauze.
  • Brush your dentures twice a day to remove food, plaque, and bacteria from their surface. This will also help prevent them from staining.
  • Scrub your dentures with denture cleaner and a denture brush to remove plaque and bacteria. Avoid harsh toothpaste and toothbrushes since they can damage your dentures. Do not use whitening pastes with removable dentures as they can permanently damage your dentures.
  • When cleaning your dentures, stand over a full sink of water or a towel to prevent dentures from breaking if dropped
    Brush your gums, the roof of your mouth, and your tongue to prevent any bacteria from building up in your mouth. Fungal infections are common with denture wearers if the mouth is not kept clean.
  • During the cleaning process, make sure that you do not bend the plastic or the clasps of your denture or partial denture.
  • To keep their shape, most dentures need to stay moist. Make sure you place your dentures in water or a soaking solution overnight. Ask your doctor at West Town Dental Care about how to make your dentures last and stay fresh looking.
  • Rinse your dentures after you have soaked them and before you put them in your mouth to remove chemicals.

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(773) 295-7087

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Our Services

 

Custom-Fit Dentures

Tooth Replacement

Immediate Dentures

"Excelente atención, cuentan con un personal muy amable."

Miriam O, 01/13/2024

"Dr.O was Awesome. Had a root canal done today. Didn’t feel a thing. I go back in 2 weeks, hopefully nothing but greatness! I was really nervous due to other people telling me about their experiences with root canals. This is my 1st time here, hopefully my new dentist.

Yolanda R, 01/05/2024

"I couldn't be any happier with my experience at West Town Dental. I arrived about 15 mins before my appointment and was already being seen about 10 mins before my scheduled time. Dr. Ogando took care of 4 fillings I needed. He was extremely kind and easy to talk with. He answered any and all questions I had. The hygienist, Sky, gave me an amazing cleaning and was an artist with her tools. Super impressed by the kindness of all the staff and highly recommend."

Tom Drake, Age 87

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Wed: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
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1229 N Ashland Ave
Chicago , IL 60622-2204