Missing teeth can cause unwanted stigmas and judgments from others. Empty spaces in the mouth can affect how you speak, how your mouth functions, your appearance, and how you feel about yourself. These empty spaces where teeth are missing can also compromise the health of the entire mouth; therefore, missing teeth should be replaced. Dentures are a popular comprehensive dental treatment for people with one missing tooth or multiple missing teeth.
If you are missing teeth, dentures may be the best way to improve your smile and get back to leading a full and confident life. Over the course of three to four appointments, our expert dentist at Pleasant Plains Dental in Indian Trail will mold and fit your dentures so that they are as comfortable and secure as possible. We work closely with all of our patients to ensure that the fit and appearance of their final dentures are just what they are expecting and hoping to complete their smiles.
Types of Dentures
Dentures can be used to replace any number of teeth. While many people think of senior adults when they think of dentures, several young people lose their teeth for varying reasons and choose dentures as their replacement.
For those missing an entire arch of teeth, complete dentures are necessary. Your prosthesis is made of acrylic plastic, porcelain, and other metal materials so that they best resemble natural teeth. At Pleasant Plains Dental we take all measures possible to ensure that our patients receive the highest quality dentures with the most comfortable and secure fit.
For those who are missing only a few teeth and still have natural teeth in the mouth, partial dentures are an option. Partial dentures address the space left by missing teeth in order to prevent the surrounding teeth from weakening, shifting, and losing jawbone structure. Partial dentures fill in the gap left by missing teeth, and they attach to the surrounding teeth in the mouth using metal clasps or precision attachments.
If you are looking for a trusted source for your full or complete dentures in or around Indian Trail, Pleasant Plains Dental is here to provide you with expert care and service.
Do I Need My Teeth Removed for Dentures?
When preparing for complete dentures, yes. Complete dentures can only sit on the gumline if your natural teeth have been removed. With partial dentures, it’s okay to still have some natural teeth remaining.
Are Dentures Permanent?
While dentures are extremely durable, our mouths change over time and it’s likely you’ll need an adjustment or replacement at some point in time. However, your prosthesis can last up to 15 years or longer with proper care.
How are Dentures Supposed to Fit?
Our goal is to make your dentures fit as comfortably as possible. You should not experience any slipping, clicking, or falling out if your dentures are fitted accurately.
By taking an individualized approach with all of our patients, Dr. Ernst leads Pleasant Plains Dental to offer the highest quality in partial dentures. If you have missing teeth and would like to learn more about tooth replacement with dentures, please contact our office today to schedule a consultation. We are here for you and look forward to restoring your smile!