Dentures

Eric N. Bloom, DDS

Family Dentist & Implant Dentist located in Glenview, IL

Custom-made dentures are more than prosthetic devices. They give you back your smile, helping you speak, chew, and feel like yourself again. Eric N. Bloom, DDS, is an expert when it comes to fitting and making dentures. Located in Glenview, Illinois, Dr. Bloom and his team are ready to help you look and feel your best again with a denture option that’s right for your lifestyle. Schedule a consultation online or call today.

Dentures Q & A

What kinds of dentures are offered?

Dr. Bloom offers a range of complete treatment options for patients of all ages including conventional full dentures and immediate full dentures. From the initial consultation to the first denture fitting, or denture repairs and denture relining, you can trust this expert team to deliver nothing but the best.

Digital fabrication cuts down on time and cost while producing high quality, durable dentures that can last a lifetime. Dr. Bloom’s extensive background and training in biomedical engineering help to make your dentures perfect for you.

Am I a good candidate for conventional full dentures?

If you’ve lost your teeth as a result of illness, decay, or injury, and seek a long-term, durable solution, you may be a good candidate for conventional dentures. Once all of your remaining teeth are removed, it requires a few months for full healing of the gum tissue, during which time you’re without teeth.

Once fully healed, though, Dr. Bloom can provide personalized dentures engineered to meet your needs and wants. It may take some time to acclimate, but you’ll soon be able to eat, speak, and smile comfortably.

Am I a good candidate for immediate dentures?

If you’ve lost your teeth as a result of illness, decay, or injury, and need full dentures, you may be a good candidate for immediate dentures.

Immediate dentures are readily available, which means you don't have to suffer the inconvenience of not having teeth. Keep in mind, however, that your mouth needs time to heal from the loss of your natural teeth and adjust to the immediate denture inserts. As a result, it’s common to experience some discomfort initially.

Your dentures need to be relined, or reshaped, to ensure your denture fit stays precise and comfortable. Additionally, as your jawbone heals, your dentures need to be tightened. You may need your first relining and tightening within a few months while subsequent adjustments are usually needed every few years.

Can my dentures be repaired?

Dr. Bloom and his team can help repair your dentures over their lifetime. With precise attention to detail, a focus on comfort, and advanced technological tools, your dentures can be kept in excellent condition.

However, it’s important to take care of your dentures just as you would real teeth. Brush them to remove plaque and food, and keep them in water or cleaning solution when not in use. Hot water can warp their shape, so make sure it’s room temperature.

Dentures can restore your smile and your quality of life. To learn more, contact Dr. Bloom by calling or booking an appointment online.