Dentures

EFFECTIVE AND AFFORDABLE DENTURES IN CHARLOTTE NC

If you have multiple missing teeth, getting dentures is an effective and affordable way to regain some function and a more aesthetically-pleasing smile. There are two primary types of dentures available, partial and complete dentures. Partial dentures are generally recommended when the patient still has some remaining teeth. Complete dentures are suited for patients who have all of their teeth missing. Dentures can make it easier to eat and speak, and can greatly improve the overall look of your smile. Our experienced dental office in Charlotte, NC offers denture services to qualifying patients.

WHAT IS THE DENTURE PROCEDURE LIKE?

Partials consist of a metal framework that attach directly to your remaining natural teeth. Depending on the condition of your remaining natural teeth, crowns may be used to strengthen your teeth and stabilize the dentures. Unlike bridges, partial dentures are removable. To acquire complete dentures, all teeth in the mouth must be missing or removed.

Once the tissues have healed, which can take several months, a conventional full denture is made in a lab and placed in the patient’s mouth. Immediate complete dentures can be used during the healing period so that the patient does not have to be without teeth. Once the healing period is over, the immediate is then removed and the conventional full is placed in the mouth.

WHAT DO NEW DENTURES FEEL LIKE?

Wearing new dentures can feel odd for several weeks until you get used to wearing them. Until the muscles of the tongue and cheeks learn how to keep the dentures in place, the dentures may feel slightly loose or uncomfortable. Minor soreness or irritation can occur at first, but usually diminishes as the mouth adjusts to the new equipment. As dentures are designed to look like your natural teeth, there will only be a slight change in your appearance. It will also take time to get used to chewing with your new dentures.

Dentures can last a long time if properly cared for. However, some patients may need to have their dentures remade, relined, or rebased due to normal wear and tear, aging, or changes that occur normally in the mouth. For more information about dentures, contact our Charlotte Restorative Dentistry today.