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Dentures Burlington, NC

Fuller Dental offers treatment options for replacing missing teeth, including dentures. Dentures provide an effective solution for missing teeth to restore beauty and function to the smile. A denture is a restorative dentistry treatment Fuller Dental provides to Burlington, North Carolina.

Dentures are made from high-quality, state-of-the-art dental materials that look and function like natural teeth. Our talented team of dentists can custom design dentures to fit comfortably, allowing you to eat, speak, and smile confidently.

Why Replace Missing Teeth?

Many people don’t realize that teeth are a major factor in the appearance of the lower face. Our patients who are missing teeth often look older because they don’t have a healthy tooth structure to support their lips and cheek, giving a saggy or droopy appearance.

Replacing teeth can greatly improve the appearance of a patient. In addition, once a patient has lost a tooth, the bone structure begins to deteriorate.

Dentures in Burlington, NC

A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissues. Dentures are custom-made artificial teeth that dentists use to replace missing teeth and some gum tissue. A dental lab will make them using impressions and measures of your mouth for a custom fit. There are complete dentures for when all your teeth are missing and partial dentures when you have a few natural teeth left.

There are two types of dentures available: partial dentures and full dentures. A dentist will suggest partial dentures when some natural teeth remain and full dentures when all teeth are missing. Dentures are made to resemble your natural teeth, so there should be no noticeable change to your appearance. Dentures may even improve your smile!

Your dentist will use a denture to restore your smile if all your teeth have been lost. A dental lab will custom create them look and replace natural teeth. Complete dentures are removable and may require adjustments to create a proper fit with the gums and mouth.

You may need a removable partial denture if you have remaining teeth in the upper or lower jaw. We will fuse the false teeth to a base that resembles gum tissue. The base will have metal clasps that will hold the partial in place. A fixed partial denture acts like a removable denture, but we will cement it into place using adjacent teeth for support.

Dentures FAQs

Dentures are one of the most popular options to replace missing teeth. Learn more by reading the answers to these commonly asked questions.

Will dentures feel like natural teeth?

New dentures may feel awkward or loose for the first few weeks until your cheek and tongue muscles learn to keep them in place and you are comfortable eating and speaking. Although this may require some practice, you will adjust and enjoy the benefits a full mouth of teeth can provide.

How long does it take to get dentures?

The process of getting dentures requires several appointments, usually over several weeks. We will take impressions (molds) and measurements and use them to create your custom set of artificial teeth. Several “try-in” appointments may be necessary to ensure proper shape, color, and fit.

A highly trained dentist will precisely adjust and place the completed denture at the final appointment, ensuring a natural and comfortable fit.

Can a dentist whiten my dentures?

No. You can not use teeth whitening procedures, including at-home whitening kits, to brighten your dentures. These restorations are stain-resistant. If you have color issues with your dentures, it’s time to replace them.

Can dental implants secure a denture?

We can use dental implants to hold your denture in place. We offer affordable denture implants requiring anywhere from two to eight implant fixtures. However, it will take longer to complete this treatment. The healing process alone will take three to six months. In the end, you will have the most natural-looking false teeth available.

How many hours a day should I wear my dentures?

If you have implant-supported dentures, they’ll always stay in your mouth. You don’t have to take them out; you can care for them like your normal teeth. With traditional dentures, you should wear them for at least eight hours a day. However, you want to take them out overnight. If you wear traditional dentures all of the time, they irritate the gum tissue and cause pain and discomfort.

What’s the lifespan of dentures?

Dentures typically last around 7-10 years. The best way to elongate the life of your dentures is to take care of them properly. Clean them regularly and ensure you’re using the proper tools. Implant dentures last longer than traditional ones, as your jawbone doesn’t continue to change with them. Traditional dentures need to be replaced or relined as your bone structure changes.

Our dentists in Burlington, North Carolina can provide you with modern restorations and other tooth replacement recommendations. Call us at (336) 290-7401 or request a consultation online today.