Are you missing one or more teeth? For patients who don’t yet require a full set of dentures, Loukas General Dentistry offers a natural looking and durable solution: partial dentures. With partial dentures, you can receive quality replacement for multiple missing teeth. In today’s blog, your Park Ridge implant dentists, Dr. Maria Loukas and Dr. Thanasi Loukas, answer frequently asked questions about the restorative capabilities of partial dentures.
Frequently Asked Questions About Partial Dentures
Question: What happens when I lose a tooth?
Answer: When you lose a tooth, the surrounding teeth may begin to drift towards the empty socket. This causes unsightly misalignment, which may eventually make eating and speaking difficult. Soon, you may even experience further tooth loss.
Question: How do partial dentures work?
Answer: Partials are a set of replacement teeth with metal clasps on either end. The clasps will attach to the natural teeth on either side of the gap in your smile. This anchors your new restorations firmly into place.
Question: Will my partial dentures look natural?
Answer: Yes. Partials are typically crafted using lifelike dental materials, such as plastic resin or metal-acrylic. Furthermore, your dentures will be made based on impressions taken of your smile. This ensures a natural look and a comfortable fit.
Question: How long do partial dentures last?
Answer: With proper care, partial dentures can last for several decades. Of course, they will need to be adjusted every 5 to 10 years. Partial dentures from your Park Ridge cosmetic dentists can provide long lasting and esthetically pleasing smile restoration.
Schedule a Visit with Your Park Ridge Cosmetic Dentists
Interested in restoring your smile with a set of lifelike partial dentures? Then talk to your Park Ridge cosmetic dentists today. Dr. Maria or Thanasi Loukas will decide which of our restorative procedures will best address your tooth loss. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Maria and Dr. Thanasi Loukas by calling your Park Ridge general dentists’ office at (847) 696-1919. Located in the 60068 area, we proudly serve patients from Park Ridge and the surrounding Chicago communities.