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Conventional Dentures Greensboro NC

Dentures represent a remarkable advancement in dental technology, offering a lifeline to individuals struggling with the effects of tooth loss.

These custom-made prosthetic devices not only restore the functional aspects of the mouth but also bring back the confidence associated with a complete smile.

Come in and see us at Phillips Prosthodontics, for full or partial dentures in Greensboro NC.

Understanding Dentures

Dentures are artificial devices crafted to replace lost teeth, relying on adjacent soft and hard oral tissues for support. They come in various styles, some utilizing attachments or clasps to connect to existing teeth or dental implants.

Custom-made in a dental laboratory from impressions taken of your mouth, dentures ensure a comfortable and secure fit. Beyond restoring a natural smile, they provide structural support to the face and assist in essential mouth functions like speaking and eating.

Types of Dentures

Dentures are broadly categorized as complete and partial.

Complete dentures are used when no teeth remain, while partial dentures are chosen when some natural teeth are present. Partial dentures serve the dual purpose of filling gaps left by missing teeth and preventing remaining teeth from shifting position.

Complete & Partial Dentures

Full dentures are for patients who have lost all teeth in an arch (upper or lower) or both, available as immediate or conventional types.

Partial dentures consist of one or more false teeth secured by clasps attached to adjacent natural teeth, removable for cleaning and sleeping.

Immediate Dentures

Immediate dentures are inserted immediately after the extraction of natural teeth, providing functional and aesthetic replacement of missing teeth during the healing period.

They are designed to be worn temporarily until permanent dentures or implants can be placed.

Fixed/Hybrid Dentures

Fixed or hybrid dentures are a type of dental prosthetic that combines elements of both traditional dentures and dental implants.

They are permanently fixed in the mouth using dental implants as anchors, providing a stable and secure solution for replacing missing teeth.

Benefits of Dentures

Dentures offer more than just a solution for missing teeth; they play a crucial role in enhancing overall health and well-being.

Their benefits extend beyond aesthetics, addressing functional, psychological, and health-related concerns.

Restoring Chewing Functionality

Dentures immediately restore chewing functionality, allowing for a more varied diet and better digestion.

By replacing missing teeth, dentures enable effective chewing, enhancing the enjoyment of food and promoting better nutrient absorption.

Enhancing Speech

Dentures fill gaps left by missing teeth, facilitating clearer articulation and pronunciation. Improved speech can boost confidence and lead to more comfortable social interactions, enhancing overall quality of life.

Improving Facial Structure

Dentures provide support to facial muscles, preventing sagging and maintaining a youthful appearance. By distributing chewing forces, they reduce strain on remaining natural teeth and jaw joints, promoting better oral health.

The Denture Process

•  Initial Consultation: Begin with a consultation where your dentist assesses your oral health, discusses your needs, and decides if dentures are suitable. X-rays or mouth impressions may be taken.

•  Mouth Preparation: Your dentist may treat oral health issues or extract remaining teeth to prepare your mouth for dentures.

•  Impressions: Precise mouth impressions are taken to create a model ensuring a comfortable fit.

•  Choosing the Right Denture: Select the appropriate type based on gum and jawbone health.

•  Trial Fittings: Trial fittings with a mock-up ensure proper fit, bite alignment, and desired aesthetics.

•  Final Denture Creation: Craft the final denture using high-quality materials for durability and a natural appearance.

•  Fitting the Final Denture: Visit your dentist for final adjustments ensuring a comfortable fit and proper alignment.

•  Adjustment Period Guidance: Receive guidance on wearing and caring for your dentures, with follow-up appointments for adjustments.

•  Long-Term Care: Regular check-ups are essential for denture maintenance and oral health.

Caring for Your Dentures

Proper care involves daily brushing, overnight soaking in a denture-cleaning solution, and avoiding hot water. Regular check-ups are crucial for adjusting and examining denture fit and oral tissues.

Denture Relines & Repairs

With proper care, dentures can last several years, but denture repair or readjusting due to wear and mouth changes may be necessary.

Dentures can be repaired or adjusted by your dentist for issues like breakage, cracking, or loose teeth.

Adjusting to Dentures

Adjustment may take time, with initial discomfort and the need for practice in eating and speaking. Gradually increasing food variety and hardness can ease the transition.

Dentures Greensboro NC

For further questions or to discuss denture benefits specific to you, contact Phillips Prosthodontics in Greensboro, NC at 336-274-5400 to schedule your consultation.

Let us guide you to a fuller, more confident smile.
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