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.
Dentures are made from high-quality state of the art dental materials that look and function like natural teeth. Our talented team of the dentists can custom design dentures to fit comfortably, allowing you to eat, speak, and smile with confidence.
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 dentist use to replace missing teeth and some of the 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 of your 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 are remaining and full dentures when all teeth missing. Dentures are made to resemble your natural teeth so there should be no noticeable change to your appearance. In fact, 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 take the place of natural teeth. Complete dentures are removable and may require adjustments in order 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 the same as a removable denture, but we will cement it into place using adjacent teeth for support.
Will dentures feel like natural teeth?
New dentures may feel awkward or loose for the first few weeks until the muscles of your cheek and tongue 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 a period of 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.
At the final appointment, one of our highly trained dentists will precisely adjust and place the completed denture, ensuring a natural and comfortable fit.
Can a dentist whiten my denture?
No. You can not use teeth whitening procedures, including at-home whitening kits, to brighten our dentures. These restorations are stain-resistant. If you have color issues with your dentures, then 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 dentures implants that will require any where from two to eight implant fixtures. However, it will take long 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.
Our dentists in Burlington, North Carolina can provide you with modern restorations and other tooth replacement recommendations. Give us a call at (336) 290-7401 or request a consultation online today.