If you’re missing one or more of your natural teeth, Dr. Paul Fischl and Dr. Marie Bradley Fischl are here to help you restore your smile with custom-fitted dentures. At Fischl Dental Associates, we can provide you with a set of comfortable, secure dentures that will restore your smile and your bite. Learn more below, or contact us online for an appointment.
What Are Dentures?
Dentures are false teeth, which are used to restore your smile if you’ve lost one or more teeth. Common causes of tooth loss include gum disease, extensive tooth decay, and injuries caused by dental trauma, such as a hard hit in a contact sport, a slip, and fall, or a car accident.
With dentures, you can restore your smile and your bite, eat your favorite foods once again, speak clearly, and feel confident about your appearance. Dentures are a fast and affordable way to restore your smile, and are almost always covered by dental insurance, making them a preferred option for many patients who are missing teeth.
The two most common types of dentures are partial dentures and full dentures. Read on to learn more about each type of denture, and see which treatment might be right for you.
Partial dentures are intended to restore your smile if you have lost one or several teeth, but your remaining teeth are strong and healthy. They are built using a metal and plastic framework, which supports several false teeth that fill the gaps where your missing tooth used to be. Partial dentures are securely held onto your healthy teeth using metal clasps.
Often, partial dentures are used as a temporary tooth replacement method until you can get a more permanent treatment like a dental bridge or a dental implant. However, some types of partial dentures are a good long-term solution for treating missing teeth, in some cases. During your appointment, you can discuss your options for tooth replacement with Dr. Fischl.
Full dentures are only used if you have already lost most or all of your teeth due to serious oral health problems. This is because they must be shaped to fit directly onto your gums, and require the removal of all remaining natural teeth.
Typically, dentures are built to restore both the upper and lower arch. However, if only one arch requires replacement, a single denture can be built to restore the upper or lower arch of teeth.
Schedule A Denture Consultation At Fischl Dental Associates Now!
If you’re missing one or more of your teeth, partial or full dentures from Fischl Dental Associates in Evanston may be the best way to restore your smile and your bite. To learn more about your options for tooth replacement, give us a call at (847) 448-1684 to schedule a consultation. At your appointment, Dr. Fischl will examine your mouth, discuss your options for restorative care, and help you choose the treatment that fits your needs and your budget.