What You Need to Know About Dentures

Getting dentures in Chicago can be one of the best choices a person can make. It is a way to improve your way of life, appearance, and to eat healthier. Below are a few of the most frequently asked questions people have about replacing missing teeth.

How soon after tooth extraction can I get a denture?
When you can wear dentures depends on you and your dental team. Some dentists may advise you to wait several weeks to allow your gums to heal before getting your dentures. Bone and gums can shrink over time, so you may have a better fit if you allow for proper healing.

Some people cannot go too long without teeth and would prefer to get fitted for dentures as soon as the dentist has removed their natural teeth. These are “immediate dentures.” They eliminate the need for waiting as the gums heal. Keep in mind, however, of the changes that could occur in your mouth during the first six months. As your gums heal, you eventually might need to get the “immediate dentures” adjusted, relined or sometimes replaced should your gums shrink.

How is my denture made to fit?
When you visit your dentist, he or she will get impressions of your mouth and take measurements. An order gets made for a dental technician who makes the dentures for you.

Will I look different with dentures?
Getting a replacement for missing or lost teeth is an excellent way to do good for your appearance and health. Without the support from teeth, your cheeks, lips, and other facial muscles can sag. The sagging not only ages a person, but it also prevents that individual from speaking correctly. Dentures in Chicago get made to match your natural teeth as much as possible, so there are no drastic changes except a better smile.

To find out about new patient specials, visit Chicago Dental Arts today to schedule an appointment online at www.ChicagoDentalArts.com.

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