Dentures & Partials An Overview
From smiling to eating the healthy foods you would normally enjoy, many activities become more challenging when your teeth are failing or you are living with a denture that doesn’t fit properly. Your confidence and nutrition become compromised, your speech may be affected, and in some cases, your condition may cause you to lose hope.
Your team at Tryon Family Dentistry offers great solutions for patients who struggle with multiple missing teeth or an ill-fitting denture. We can help restore not only your smile but also your confidence.
Dentures & Partials What to Expect
FULL DENTURES AND PARTIAL DENTURES
Typically made of acrylic, full dentures are an appliance used to restore a full arch of missing teeth. Today’s modern dentures are thoughtfully designed with your skin tone and facial structure in mind to provide the best fit and esthetics possible.
If you are missing more than just one tooth yet you still have quite a few healthy and viable teeth, a partial denture may be a good solution for you. Partials are also a removable appliance, and they use metal clasps to anchor to your remaining teeth. Your appliance has prosthetic teeth attached that are customized to complete your smile.
SOLUTIONS FOR ILL-FITTING DENTURES
Cary and Raleigh dentists Dr. Leo and Dr. Alex often recommend dental implants to help support dentures and partials. A few carefully placed implants can provide support for a denture or partial and a much more secure fit so there is no movement or slippage when patients talk or eat.
Dental implants also work to keep your jawbone healthy and protect against the deterioration that occurs with traditional dentures. Keeping your bone healthy helps provide better longevity for your denture, making implants a more cost-effective long-term solution.
If you choose implant-supported prosthetics, you’ll be happy to know that Dr. Leo can place your implants here in the comfort of either our Raleigh or Cary, NC dental offices. You’ll work with our team from start to finish and receive a denture or partial that you will be proud of.
Even if you already wear a traditional denture or partial, dental implants might still provide you with a better fit. The first step to learning more about your options is to schedule a consultation with one of our dentists. We’ll be happy to perform a thorough examination and discuss some solutions for you.
If you or a loved one is living with an ill-fitting appliance, contact Tryon Family Dentistry to schedule a consultation and learn more about implant-supported dentures.