What are dentures and partial dentures?

Dentures are oral appliances used to replace multiple missing teeth. Dentures consist of artificial teeth placed into a pink or gum-colored base. Our high-quality dentures in Morton Grove, Illinois are made to effectively restore the function, aesthetics, and health of your smile. There are two main types of dentures: full dentures (sometimes called complete dentures) and partial dentures. Full dentures are used to replace a full arch of missing teeth and can be used to restore the lower jaw, upper jaw, or both jaws. Partial dentures are used when some natural teeth still remain in the smile. While a full denture fits over your gums, a partial denture is supported through the use of a metal framework or clasps.

Do I need dentures?

If you are missing multiple teeth, dentures might be what you need to regain a complete, functional smile. Our friendly dentist, Dr. Dolnick, may recommend full or partial dentures in order to:

  • Enhance the beauty of your smile
  • Restore lost facial volume and shape
  • Improve your ability to correctly speak and eat

If you are missing several teeth or all of your teeth, we invite you to call or visit us soon to learn more about how dentures can improve your smile. We are committed to giving you a reason to smile again!