About Removable Dentures
Patients may loose their teeth because of tooth decay, but custom dentures can replace the smile to a natural appearance. Dentures can be tailored for the entire mouth, or just a part of the mouth, known as partial dentures. This dental apparatus, whether full or partial allow patients to regain a natural appearance and full function of the teeth. Dentures allow patients to eat, speak, and drink normally. Because this type of denture is not anchored, these dentures can be placed for the upper and lower both, and can be removed as necessary. Our dentists at DentalWorks - Harlem & North in Chicago, IL use professional dental labs to create all of our custom dentures, using only the highest materials so they look and feel normal.
What to Expect
The procedure to receive dentures begins with the dentist at DentalWorks - Harlem & North preparing the patient's mouth to be ready, which may include a thorough exam, cleaning, and possible extractions. Once the mouth is ready, digital X-rays and physical impressions will be taken and submitted to our dental lab so that the custom dentures can be produced. During the time the real dentures are being made, our dentists will give the patient short-term dentures to use. As soon as the new dentures arrive our dentists will fit them to the patient's teeth for a long-term fit.
Dentures require special care instructions to keep them in good condition. The dentists at DentalWorks - Harlem & North will provide these instructions when the patient gets their dentures. If taken care of, removable dentures can last for at least a decade. Our dentists advise patients to get yearly exams to ensure that the wear and tear of the dentures are good.
Commonly, dental insurance pays for dentures. The amount covered depends on the patient's benefits policy, but our billing staff at DentalWorks - Harlem & North will contact the patient's insurance company to gain an understanding their expenses. Please contact DentalWorks - Harlem & North in Chicago, IL to learn more about our payment plans in the event insurance does not apply.
Plan Your Procedure
If you are having trouble chewing and speaking because of missing teeth, full or partial custom dentures by DentalWorks - Harlem & North in Chicago, IL can restore the appearance and function of your teeth. All dentures are uniquely created with the materials, colors, size, and shapes needed to match your mouth and face to give you your best fit and a beautiful, natural-looking smile. Make an appointment with our dentists at DentalWorks - Harlem & North to discuss the benefits of custom dentures.