If you’re missing some or all of your teeth, removable dentures can restore your smile and lower the risk of potentially serious oral health problems. At Dr. Robert Davidson, DDS, PC, experienced dentist Bob Davidson, DDS, offers several types of removable dentures, including conventional, partial, and overdentures. To make an appointment at the practice in Elburn, Illinois, call the office to speak with a friendly member of the administrative team or click the online booking tool.
Removable dentures are oral prosthetics that replace some (or all) of your natural, permanent teeth. They’re made from long-lasting, durable materials like acrylic, plastic, or nylon and allow you to perform routine activities like biting and chewing.
Removable dentures provide the added benefit of good oral health. By replacing missing teeth, you can lower the risk of more serious issues like gum recession, bone loss, and persistent bad breath.
Dr. Robert Davidson, DDS, P.C. offers several types of removable dentures, including:
Partial removable dentures replace only a few of your teeth. They feature a thin wireframe and several artificial teeth. The wireframe connects to metal clasps that Dr. Davidson bonds to your existing teeth. The clasps prevent the dentures from moving and allow you to smile confidently.
Complete removable dentures replace an entire row of teeth. These dentures have a metal base plate, pink plastic gums, and an arch of artificial teeth. You apply an adhesive to the bottom of the base plate and then place them on top of your gums. The adhesive prevents them from moving, making daily activities like chewing easy and hassle-free.
If you only want to remove your dentures every once in a while, consider overdentures. These dentures attach to dental implants — metal posts that Dr. Davidson places beneath your gums. Of all the removable denture types, overdentures are the longest-lasting and easiest to care for.
At the practice of Dr. Robert Davidson, DDS, P.C., getting dentures takes two or three appointments.
First, Dr. Davidson conducts an oral exam and asks about your goals for treatment. Then, he takes a series of oral X-rays. If you’re getting partial or complete dentures, Dr. Davidson takes digital impressions of your mouth and sends them to a dental laboratory that manufactures your removable dentures.
If you’re getting overdentures, he administers a local anesthetic and places several titanium posts beneath your gums.
At your second appointment, Dr. Davidson has you try on your new dentures and makes adjustments as necessary. Then, he provides you with care instructions.
If you’re getting overdentures, Dr. Davidson conducts an oral exam to make sure your mouth healed properly and then takes digital impressions. He sends your impressions to a dental laboratory that manufactures a set of overdentures.
At your third appointment, Dr. Davidson attaches your overdentures to the dental implants. Then, he polishes them and provides you with care instructions.
To learn more about dentures, make an appointment at the practice of Dr. Robert Davidson, DDS, P.C. by calling the office to speak with a caring member of the administrative staff or by clicking the online booking tool.