Dr. Dean Dietrich of Pleasant Dental in Dolton is a dentist who has a wide range of options for patients seeking replacement of missing teeth with dentures. Dentures have gotten a bad rap over time. Many patients who are told they can benefit from dentures often picture the false teeth worn by their grandparents. They may remember their grandparents struggling with keeping their dentures in place. Others are unhappy with the idea of having a restoration that looks extremely fake.

Lucky for today’s patients, dentures have come a long way. Now they are extremely natural looking. They fit better and patients have several options available to them for stabilizing their dentures. The two primary types of dentures used by patients replacing one or more teeth are partial dentures and full dentures.

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The partial denture is used to replace one or several teeth along the dental arch. This type of denture is fabricated with a metal framework designed to snap into place in the dental arch, using the existing teeth for support. Partial dentures are best for patients who want an affordable alternative to dental bridges or dental implants.

Patients missing the entire arch of teeth will find full dentures to be the most economical way to restore the smile. Full dentures are primarily acrylic. They include false teeth and gums custom-made for patients. Patients can use natural suction to keep them in place, or may consider the use of dental adhesives or dental implants for optimum stability. Implant-supported dentures are the most popular as they provide the best results for patients who want to enjoy all their favorite foods.

Dolton area patients who want to find out if dentures are right for them are encouraged to visit Pleasant Dental. Call (708) 576-1900 and schedule a consultation to learn more about this method of restoration which may be appropriate for your specific situation and dental needs.

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