If you are missing several teeth or an entire arch, it may be difficult to eat or speak. You may even feel self-conscious about your smile.
Serving Rockford, IL, Dr. Mohamad Alkassir offers dentures to restore your oral function and let you eat, speak, and smile with confidence.
Learn how Gentle Family Dentistry in Loves Park can help patients just like you with customized dentures.
Exploring the Benefits of Dentures
Promote Your Oral Health
Even one missing tooth puts you at risk for oral health issues such as jawbone deterioration and dental misalignment. Dentures work to minimize your chances of developing problems that can take a toll on your oral health and overall well-being.
Improve Daily Function
If you have been missing teeth for some time, you may have avoided eating your favorite foods or put up with difficulty speaking. Thanks to dentures, however, you’ll be able to chew, bite, and speak with ease.
If missing teeth are leaving you less than satisfied with your smile, dentures can provide a natural-looking solution. Dentures can also provide support to your facial structures to address a sinking or sagging appearance.
A Look at Your Denture Options at Our Rockford-Area Practice
Traditional Full Dentures
If you are missing all of your teeth along a dental arch or your few remaining teeth are unhealthy, we can extract the unhealthy teeth and provide you with a full denture to restore your smile and oral function.
If you have some remaining healthy teeth along a dental arch, our dentists can leave them in place and create a partial denture that fills in the gaps. Partial dentures can address several areas of tooth loss along a dental arch.
While traditional dentures sit on top of the gums and can be removed for cleaning, implant-supported dentures are secured to the jawbone with dental implants. These metal posts act as artificial tooth roots.
All-on-4 Dental Implants
The All-on-4® implant method secures a full denture using just four implants placed at strategic angles. All-on-4 can allow many patients with jawbone atrophy to receive an implant-supported denture without bone grafting.
Why So Many Pick Implant-Supported Dentures
Dental implants provide the maximum level of stability and support for dentures. Surgically embedded into the jaw, implants avoid the slippage that can sometimes occur with traditional dentures.
Implants also help keep your jaw healthy. When you are missing natural teeth, jawbone stimulation ceases. This can result in jawbone atrophy that causes distorted facial features, gum recession, pain, tooth shifting, and more. The dental implants that support dentures can put a stop to this dangerous atrophy.
While more costly than traditional dentures, the implant-supported solution is often chosen by our Rockford, IL, patients because implants result in an extraordinary fit with optimal dental function. The implants themselves last a lifetime with proper care, making them a nearly unbeatable investment.
Let Us Help You Smile With Pride Contact Our Loves Park Office Today
Dr. Alkassir is committed to expanding his education to stay current on new technologies and advancements in the field of dentistry. This allows him to provide all of his patients with the very best care modern dentistry has to offer, including our computer-controlled local anesthetic delivery system — a technology that only four doctors in the area offer.
For more information about receiving dentures or dental implants, get in touch with Gentle Family Dentistry today.
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Financing Options Are Available
Our Greater Rockford office accepts most dental insurance plans to offset some or all of the cost of dentures. We will work with you to maximize your benefits. Additionally, we offer financing options to help fit treatment into your budget.
How We Place Dentures at Our Rockford Practice
Allow Us To Evaluate Your Candidacy
Struggling with missing teeth can make it feel like the ability to speak and eat confidently again is out of reach. Many potential dentures patients struggle with self-confidence as a result of their dental issues, making them hesitant to get the dentures they need to boost their self-esteem.
One visit to our expert dentist can put you on the path to a functional smile you can be proud of. To find out which of our team's multiple dentures options is right for you, call or write to request your consultation.
How Long Will My Dentures Last?
Materials will undergo natural wear and tear, and eventually, there will come a time you need your dentures replaced. A set of dentures will last about 10 years on average, but with proper care and maintenance, they can last even longer.
Our practice crafts dentures from IPS e.max® acrylic, a versatile, high-strength material that can match the appearance of natural teeth. Whether you’re wondering if it’s time to replace your existing dentures or want to learn more about our high-quality restorations, Gentle Family Dentistry is here to help. A new smile you’re proud to show off can be yours.
Maintaining Your Dentures Aftercare Tips
Practice Good Oral Hygiene
Just as you would natural teeth, brush your denture twice daily with a soft-bristle brush. A traditional denture should be removed every night and soaked in water or denture cleanser to give your gums a break.
Clean Your Dentures Regularly
In addition to brushing, we recommend you rinse your dentures after meals to remove any food particles that may have become trapped.
Properly Store Your Dentures
Store your traditional dentures in water or a cleaning solution when you’re not wearing them.
Visit Your Dentist Periodically
Getting acclimated to your new prosthetic may take a few weeks or longer. Fortunately, we can make adjustments as needed.
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