Dentures in Palos Heights | All Heart DENTAL

Dentures in Palos Heights, IL

Are you struggling with missing teeth and looking for a solution that can restore your smile and confidence? Look no further than dentures. Dentures are a popular and effective treatment option for replacing missing teeth and restoring oral functionality. At All Heart Dental in Palos Heights, IL, Dr. Natalie Korolis and her team are dedicated to providing high-quality dentures that not only enhance your smile but also improve your overall oral health.

Dentures in Palos Heights | All Heart DENTAL

Why should I get dentures?

Dentures offer transformative benefits, enhancing your smile by filling gaps and boosting confidence. Custom-made to match your natural teeth, they provide a seamless appearance. But the look of your smile is not the only thing impacted by missing teeth. Missing teeth can make it challenging to eat certain foods and to speak clearly. Dentures can improve chewing and speech, allowing you to enjoy diverse foods and communicate clearly. Additionally, dentures offer vital facial support, preventing muscle sagging and maintaining your natural facial contours. Experience a renewed quality of life and a youthful appearance with dentures.

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the first recorded dentures date back to ancient Egypt around 1500 BC!

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The Benefits of Dentures

Restored Confidence

With dentures, you can regain your self-esteem and feel confident in social situations. No more hiding your smile or feeling embarrassed about missing teeth. Dentures give you the freedom to smile, laugh, and speak without any self-consciousness.

Improved Oral Functionality

Missing teeth can make it difficult to chew properly, leading to digestive issues and poor nutrition. Dentures restore your ability to bite and chew effectively, allowing you to enjoy a wide range of foods and maintain a healthy diet.

Long-lasting Solution

With proper care and maintenance, dentures can last for many years, providing you with a durable and reliable tooth replacement option. Regular dental check-ups and adjustments will ensure that your dentures continue to fit comfortably and function optimally.

The Dentures Treatment Process

Consultation and Examination

During your initial visit, Dr. Natalie Korolis will evaluate your oral health, discuss your treatment goals, and determine if dentures are the right solution for you. Impressions and measurements of your mouth will be taken to create custom dentures that fit your unique smile.

Denture Fabrication

Using the impressions and measurements, our skilled dental laboratory technicians will create your customized dentures. This process ensures a comfortable fit and natural appearance, tailored to your specific needs.

Denture Fitting and Adjustments

Once your dentures are ready, you will return to our office for the fitting appointment. Dr. Korolis will ensure that your dentures fit properly and make any necessary adjustments to ensure optimal comfort and functionality. Regular check-ups will be scheduled to monitor the condition of your dentures and address any concerns.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Check out these frequently asked questions, or call us to speak with our team.

What are dentures and why might I need them?

Dentures are custom-made replacements for missing teeth and can be taken out and put back into your mouth. While dentures take some getting used to, and will never feel exactly the same as natural teeth, today's dentures are natural looking and more comfortable than ever. 

You might need dentures for a variety of reasons, mainly if you've lost all or most of your natural teeth. Losing teeth can have a significant impact on your quality of life, affecting your ability to eat certain foods, speak clearly, and smile confidently. Dentures can help restore these functions and improve your overall oral health.

What are dentures made of?

Dentures consist of a gum-colored acrylic resin base that rests against the hard palate in the mouth, providing the foundational structure that houses the visible tooth placeholders. The sections replicating teeth contain plastic or porcelain materials carefully engineered and shaded to realistically mimic natural tooth anatomy, colors, translucency and texture for a seamless, bright smile. 

The base gets custom-formed using detailed oral impressions to match your individual mouth contours, while technologists hand-select and meticulously articulate life-like prosthetic teeth into wax trial dentures for color and shape approval before processing into the finished removable restoration. Modern materials enable fabricating complete or partial dentures with thin, lightweight profiles that offer comfort and function.

What types of dentures are available at All Heart Dental?

At All Heart Dental, we offer a variety of denture options to ensure we meet the unique needs of each patient. These include complete dentures for patients who have lost all their teeth, and partial dentures for those missing only a few teeth. 

Complete dentures can be either "conventional" or "immediate." Conventional dentures are made after the teeth have been removed and the gum tissue has begun to heal, whereas immediate dentures are made in advance and can be positioned as soon as the teeth are removed. 

We also offer implant-supported dentures, which provide superior stability and comfort compared to traditional dentures. These dentures are anchored to dental implants, which are surgically placed into your jawbone.

How long do dentures last and how do I take care of them?

With proper care, high-quality dentures should last many years, but they may need to be relined, remade, or refurbished due to normal wear and changes in your mouth. 

Taking care of your dentures is crucial to their longevity and your oral health. Here are some tips for caring for your dentures:

1. Handle them with care: Dentures can be delicate and may break if dropped.

2. Clean them daily: Like natural teeth, dentures must be brushed daily to remove food and plaque.

3. Soak them overnight: Most types of dentures need to stay moist to keep their shape. Place the dentures in water or a mild denture-soaking solution overnight.

4. Schedule regular check-ups: Regular dental check-ups and denture exams are important so that we can ensure your dentures continue to fit properly and your gums remain healthy.

At All Heart Dental, we understand that getting dentures is a big decision. That's why Dr. Natalie Korolis and our team are committed to providing personalized care and support every step of the way. We're here to answer all your questions and ensure you feel confident about your choice.

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