Implants & Dentures Specialist

Melvin A. Boule, DMD -  - Cosmetic & General Dentist

Boule Dental

Melvin A. Boule, DMD

Cosmetic & General Dentist located in Plano, IL

Missing teeth and feeling self-conscious? Boule Dental in Plano, Illinois, offers implants and dentures to restore your smile in a natural-looking way. You can choose from partial dentures that you remove each night or implant-supported dentures that combine strategically placed dental implants with dentures. Melvin Boule, DMD, works with an experienced Plano-area oral surgeon who performs the implant surgery. Dr. Boule then does all the bridge and crown restorations to give you a healthy and fully functional smile. Book your consultation at Boule Dental online or by phone today.

Implants & Dentures

What are dentures?

Dentures replace lost teeth with natural-looking false teeth. Sometimes, patients need dentures because they’ve already lost teeth due to gum disease and tooth decay. In other situations, patients still have natural teeth, but they need extraction because they’re not stable. If you’re dealing with either situation, you and Dr. Boule can discuss how dentures can help.

What are the types of dentures?

There are a few different types of dentures. Partial dentures replace just one of your teeth arches; either the top or the bottom one. Full dentures replace all of the teeth in your mouth.

Removable dentures have prosthetic teeth and a rigid base that’s lined with a softer material that suctions to your gums. Because removable dentures are made based on impressions of your mouth, they fit well. However, removable dentures may still be susceptible to shifting, so you may prefer a more stable option.

Implant-retained dentures combine dental implants and dentures. With this type of dentures, an oral surgeon performs your implant surgery and then Dr. Boule handles the denture component of the restoration. Dr. Boule cements your dentures to the dental implants, which gives you a full smile with excellent stability.

How does the dental implant process work with dentures?

Dr. Boule prepares you for dental implants, which may include extractions and gum treatments to ensure that you’re healthy enough for the implants. Dr. Boule will also take digital X-rays to check your bone density because you need sufficient jaw bone to retain dental implants.

You’ll see an oral surgeon for your dental implants. Typically, you’ll have two visits to the oral surgeon, but it can be less or more depending on your situation. After your dental implants are placed and healed, you’ll see Dr. Boule to get your dentures.

Dr. Boule makes the impressions of your mouth, and you may wear temporary dentures while your permanent ones are made in the lab. Once your permanent dentures are ready, you’ll come back to Boule Dental so Dr. Boule can check the fit and then cement them to your new dental implants.

Use the online scheduler or call to schedule your dentures or dental implant consultation at Boule Dental now.