Are missing teeth affecting your ability to chew and speak? Are you hiding your smile from the world?
Dentures are natural-looking restorations that will allow you to eat, speak, and smile confidently again.
Dr. Art Carpenter in Kenilworth, IL, can fit you for dentures to fill the gaps in your smile and restore full function.
The Types of Dentures Our Kenilworth Practice Offers
Complete dentures replace entire arches of missing teeth. They can be placed after your gums have healed from any necessary extractions. Once healed, your complete dentures will be customized to look and function as naturally as possible.
Partial dentures are best for patients who are missing several teeth along an arch but still have healthy teeth remaining. The partial denture is secured in place with a wire clasp that fits around your surrounding healthy teeth. It will not be uncomfortable or noticeable. Once the denture is in place, Dr. Carpenter will review your bite to ensure it fits properly.
As the name suggests, implant-supported dentures are held in place by dental implants. Dental implants are small titanium posts surgically placed into your jawbone to provide a sturdy base for dental restorations. Dental implants mimic the function of tooth roots, so they can prevent severe oral health issues like bone atrophy. This form of denture is considered the most secure.
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Our dentist, Dr. Art Carpenter, began practicing in 1996. He continues to stay up-to-date on the latest techniques and advancements in dentistry. He has gone through extensive implant training and can give his patients a sturdy, functioning bite that maintains their oral health.
Don't be embarrassed by your missing teeth. Contact our Kenilworth, IL, practice today to see how our dentist can create a beautiful, healthy smile for you.
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Explore Denture Candidacy
You may be a good candidate for dentures if you:
Have Extensive Tooth Loss
Dentures are a great option for patients missing most or all of the natural teeth along an arch. If you're missing just one or a few teeth, Dr. Carpenter can recommend alternative solutions, like implant-support crowns and dental bridges.
Are in Good Oral Health
You must be free of tooth decay and gum disease before denture treatment to ensure a healthy foundation for your dentures. If you do have an oral health issue standing in the way, Dr. Carpenter can perform gentle and effective restorative care to resolve it.
Have Sufficient Jaw Tissue
You must have sufficient jawbone material to qualify for implant dentures. If you have existing bone loss, your dentist can determine if you have sufficient bone or if bone grafting is needed to help you qualify. If Dr. Carpenter determines a graft is necessary, he can perform it here at our Kenilworth office.
What To Expect When Receiving Dentures
A denture made just for you can enhance the look and function of your smile and greatly boost your confidence.
Take a Look at Implant-Supported Dentures
How To Care For Your New Restorations
Implant-supported dentures cannot be removed and should be cared for just like your natural teeth. Routine brushing, flossing, and dental visits will keep your implant-supported dentures in great condition.
For removable dentures, a different care routine should be followed.
You should rinse your dentures after every meal to remove any remaining food particles. Food left sitting on your dentures can cause bacteria to grow and shorten the lifespan of your restorations.
You should brush your dentures at least once a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush and non-abrasive paste. Abrasive cleaning can damage the surface of your dentures and compromise their appearance.
You should soak your dentures in water or denture cleaner overnight while you sleep. Allowing your restorations to dry out will make them lose their shape, altering how they fit in your mouth.
You should come to our dental office if you notice your dentures are loose, slipping while you eat, or popping or clicking. We can adjust the fit of your dentures to ensure they are functioning properly.
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Tooth loss impacts millions of Americans. Dentures are a fantastic option to restore the function and appearance of your smile. Whether you are missing multiple teeth or all of your teeth, we offer partial and complete dentures to help fill in the gaps so you can eat and speak with confidence once more.
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Are Dentures Covered by Insurance?
Yes, many dental insurance providers cover traditional dentures. If you're receiving an implant-supported dentures, know that the implants themselves are not likely to be covered.
The total cost of your treatment will depend on the type of dentures you receive and the extent of preparation you need before those dentures can be placed. For example, patients that want dentures supported by implants will have more costs associated with their treatment plan than those who just need a partial denture.
Our Kenilworth, IL, office accepts CareCredit® financing to help all our patients receive the care they need by breaking down their total costs into manageable monthly payments. Our front desk staff would be happy to talk with you about your costs and your payment options before you receive your restorations.
Frequently Asked Questions About Dentures
Q. How long will my dentures last?
A. With proper care and maintenance, your dentures can last for 15 years or more. When the time comes to replace them, Dr. Carpenter will be able to use your impressions and scans to guide the creation of a new restoration.
Q. What will my dentures be made of?
A. Our dentures are made of zirconia, one of the most durable and lifelike materials available to create dental restorations.
Q. Do dentures hurt?
A. No, your dentures should not be painful. There may be an adjustment period, but it should only last a few weeks. If you experience ongoing discomfort, please contact our Kenilworth dental practice so we can address your concerns promptly.
Q. I have removable dentures but would like to explore implant-supported dentures. Can you help?
A. Absolutely! During your initial consultation, our dentist can examine your mouth and jaw density to determine if you are a candidate for implant-supported dentures. If you suffer from bone loss, Dr. Carpenter offers sinus lifts and bone grafting to help you qualify for dental implant treatment.
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