Dentistry has come a long way, thanks to extensive research, modern technology, and innovative techniques. Although dentures remain the most common solution for missing teeth, today’s dentures bear little resemblance to Granny’s dentures. Nearly everything has changed, from the way we take impressions to how dentures are made. Chicago’s finest dentists, at Big Smile Dental, can craft dentures so realistic that everyone will think they are real teeth.
The process starts with a consultation. We want to make sure your mouth is healthy, and that dentures are right for you. We will explain other options, such as dental bridges, to make sure you are happy with your choice. Implants are always a great option, and it only takes a few of them to stabilize a denture plate. We understand that choosing your new teeth is a big decision. We’ll be happy to answer questions and provide expert advice. Once you are sure you want dentures, it’s time to start making them.
If Big Smile Dental finds that porcelain veneers are the best way to improve your smile, you may receive either traditional veneers or Lumineers. Both types of veneers are thin layers of porcelain. These strips are securely bonded to the front of the teeth. Once bonded, the porcelain is highly durable and strong, resistant to forces from chewing and other everyday functions.
Actually, we don’t make the dentures here is our office we design them. We start by taking impressions. This step is more important than you may realize. Your new dentures need to fit like a glove, or they will slide around making it hard to talk or eat. You can try gluing them down with adhesive, but it’s messy and not always effective. Additionally, they have to be the right size and shape for your jaw. Dentures that interfere with natural jaw movements can be painful, and make chewing difficult.
Although the base (gum colored part) of the denture is crucial to proper fit and comfort, you are probably more interested in the teeth. Don’t worry – your new teeth will look as fabulous as they feel. The color, shape, size, and proportions are carefully designed to look natural, yet flawless. Today’s cosmetic dentures can look even more beautiful than your natural teeth!
The dentures are made in a specialty dental laboratory. We work with only the most skilled technicians and premier facilities, because you don’t want good dentures – you want great dentures! Despite the precision design and fabrication process, a few adjustments may be needed. We can do that right in our office. We aren’t satisfied until you are delighted.
If you’re ready for dentures that you’ll love instead of loath, call Big Smile Dental at 773-772-8400 and schedule a consultation today.