New Family Dental

General Dentists located in Arlington Heights, IL

Dentures don’t just give you confidence when smiling (although that’s certainly important), but they also help improve chewing, swallowing, and speaking. The caring dentists at New Family Dental provide natural-looking and comfortable dentures in Arlington Heights, Illinois. Find out more about modern dentures by booking an exam online or by calling the clinic to schedule a visit.

Dentures Q & A

Are there benefits of dentures?   

Modern dentures are more natural feeling and comfortable than ever before. You can get a full set of dentures to replace missing teeth on both arches, or partial dentures to fill in gaps where you’re missing teeth. 

Getting fitted for a personalized set of dentures can help you restore your radiant smile, so you no longer feel like you have to hide your teeth. But the benefits of dentures go beyond aesthetics. Dentures can help you:     

  • Eat, chew, and swallow more efficiently 
  • Speak with confidence
  • Minimize bone loss

No two sets of dentures are exactly alike. Your dentures are entirely designed to fit perfectly into your mouth, so you won’t have to worry about slippage. 

What do dentures do?

At New Family Dental, the team of leading general dentists helps you decide on the best type of dentures for your specific needs. Below are descriptions of how some of the most common types of dentures work.

Conventional full dentures

Conventional full dentures may be an option if you no longer have any teeth, or if you need the last of your teeth extracted. These dentures have an acrylic base, rest on top of your gums, and an adhesive generally holds them in place. 

Implant-supported dentures

With an implant-supported denture, also known as an overdenture, your dentist places the implants during an oral surgery procedure. Once your gums heal, over several months, you get fitted for specialized dentures with an acrylic base that snaps into place over the dental implants.

Partial dentures

Partial dentures are beneficial if you have several remaining teeth left. This set of false teeth attaches to a metal frame, and the frame is attached to your teeth. Partial dentures are much like dental bridges, except partial dentures are removable. 

How long do dentures last?

Your customized set of dentures from New Family Dental is designed to be entirely long-lasting. With proper care and checkups twice a year, your dentures can last up to five to eight years. 

During that time, you’re going to need to have your dentures relined or rebased because they’re going to wear down and your gum tissue is going to change. But the dedicated general dentists at New Family Dental are available anytime you need to have your dentures adjusted.

You can get personalized, comfortable, natural-looking dentures at New Family Dental. Find out more about modern dentures by booking an appointment online or over the phone today.