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Getting teeth replaced can be a daunting experience, but if you’re reading this, you’ve already realized that you need to know more about the process. That’s smart, because it’s what all of us here at Dental Esthetics of Buffalo Grove in Buffalo Grove, Illinois, recommend doing.

Dentures, installed by a trained dentist, are a fairly popular option these days. But what else is there to know about dentures? Well, let’s take a look.

Why get dentures?
You’ll need dentures if you have to replace teeth and Dr. Alex Osovsky determines your mouth can’t support implants. This is common in older patients or those who haven’t taken good care of their oral health to this point. Implants take a toll on your bones and gums in your mouth.

Less invasive
Dentures are a far less invasive procedure than implants. Implants are slightly surgical since posts are inserted into your gums and covered with a crown. Dentures are hand-crafted to fit the exact gaps in your smile, fitting snugly over your gums. There is a bit more care involved with dentures, but only slightly more than your real teeth.

At the end of the day, the person who can make the best choice for this type of process is yourself. Learning all you can about what’s available will help you have the best long-term smile. To learn more, call us today at 847-850-0600.