Dentist in Bridgeport, Chicago
Permanent tooth loss is one of the most common side effects of aging. Over time, the teeth can become weakened, broken, and cracked. Gum tissue is also prone to receding, and it can be a struggle to keep the natural teeth in place. In many cases, the situation is mitigated by poor oral health and hygiene, or years of negative habits like smoking and consuming unhealthy, sugary food.
The American Dental Association (ADA) discovered the majority of individuals over the age of 55 are missing at least 12 of their teeth. This has long-lasting effects on oral health and wellness, including being unable to speak properly, partial facial collapse, and the permanent thinning of the jawbone.
To help our patients reach optimal oral health and wellness even in the face of permanent tooth loss, we at Ganger Family Dentistry create complete and partial dentures for our patients in Chicago, Brighton Park, Bridgeport, McKinley Park, and the surrounding areas.
What Are Dentures?
Dentures are an essential component of oral healthcare for individuals who are missing multiple teeth. These convenient appliances sit against the natural gums and consist of two separate layers. One is a synthetic rubber gum designed to reduce the pressure of the appliance. The second is a row of synthetic teeth that help individuals bite, eat, chew, and speak like normal.
Dentures are considered partial or full. When someone has partial dentures, it means they still have some natural teeth remaining and only need to wear one row of false teeth or even a custom appliance with gaps for the natural teeth. With a full set of dentures, all of the permanent teeth are missing, and two appliances are needed – one for each jaw.
How to Receive Treatment
Individuals interested in full or partial dentures simply need to make an appointment with us at Ganger Family Dentistry. Our main office in the Chicago area is designed to be comfortable and uses the latest technology to ensure the proper fit of all appliances created by our technicians. Call today to take advantage of our flexible business hours designed to suit your busy schedule.