Whether you’re missing an entire set of top or bottom teeth, or just a few teeth, removable dentures can restore your smile and improve your oral health. At Hometown Family Dental Centers, the team provides custom-made full or partial dentures that can transform your life. Dentures fit snugly inside your mouth and offer a long-term solution to the problem of missing teeth. To schedule a consultation and learn more about dentures at one of the three offices in Fayetteville, Raeford, or Vass, North Carolina, call or book an appointment online today.
Dentures are removable sets of prosthetic teeth that fill empty spaces in your smile. A denture resembles natural teeth as each set is comprised of the prosthetic teeth adjoined to a fleshy, acrylic gum-like base. They’re horseshoe-shaped to fit comfortably inside your mouth and accommodate your tongue.
Dentures can sit directly over your gum tissue, held in position with metal clasps, or they can be securely attached to implants for extra stability.
You can either get full or partial dentures, depending on how many teeth you’re missing. Full dentures are sets of prosthetic teeth that can replace an entire set of missing top or bottom teeth. Partial dentures, on the other hand, are sets of prosthetic teeth that can replace several missing teeth.
Your dentist takes detailed impressions of your teeth and gums, which are then used to custom-produce your dentures. An outside dental lab makes your dentures according to a specific size, shape, and shade specifications from the team at Hometown Family Dental Centers.
Generally, it takes about two weeks for the lab to finish making your dentures. Once they’re finished, you’ll come back into the office for a sizing and fitting appointment. This is to make sure your new dentures are comfortable. If necessary, your dentist will make minor, last-minute adjustments to ensure a proper fit.
If you already have implants, your dentist attaches your dentures during this visit. Within a few short weeks, your dentures will feel just like natural teeth.
Dentures offer a variety of amazing benefits, including:
Your jawbone is used to supporting a full set of teeth, so when you’re missing teeth, the bone can erode. This can lead to lost facial volume and a less attractive profile, which is referred to as “facial drooping.” One of the most important benefits dentures offer is to help stop the impacts of this process and improve your profile.
As long as you take excellent care of your dentures, they should last you about five to eight years. You can help lengthen their lifespan by treating them like natural teeth. That involves brushing them and keeping them clean. Your dentist at Hometown Family Dental Centers helps teach you how to maintain them.
If you’d like to find out more about how dentures can restore your smile and overall quality of life, set up a consultation by calling the office or scheduling an appointment online today.