At Advanced Dentistry of Blakeney, we offer several types of dentures to patients in Charlotte, NC, and the surrounding areas. With our advanced treatment options and attention to detail, our prosthetics are far more comfortable and realistic than you may have ever thought possible. We provide both removable full and partial dentures, which will fit securely around your gums and last for years with proper care. Alternatively, Dr. John M. Pinnix, or Dr. George A. Betancourt also offer implant-supported dentures. Attached to permanent implant posts, this type of prosthetic will remain firmly fixed in your mouth, helping to prevent bone recession.
Are You a Candidate for Dentures?
If you are missing all or most of your teeth or have recently undergone full mouth extraction, you are a candidate for full dentures. If you have large gaps in your smile but still have some healthy teeth, partial dentures may be right for you.
We provide our patients with natural-looking, customized dentures designed to restore oral function and the aesthetics of your smile.
After determining whether you need full or partial dentures, you and your dentist will work together to select the best type of restoration for you. A traditional denture is removable, and may be suitable if you are watching your budget or are not ready to commit to a permanent prosthetic. Conversely, implant-supported dentures attach to bars, abutments, or snaps that are affixed to titanium posts placed in the jaw. Implant-supported dentures offer incredible stability and durability. Dr. Pinnix or Dr. Betancourt will evaluate the structure of your jaw to find out if you are a candidate for implants, as implant placement requires adequate healthy jawbone tissue.
Fitting Your Prosthetic
Our team takes a detail-oriented approach to restorative dentistry. Whatever size or type of restoration you choose, your dentist will make sure that it looks and feels realistic. If you opt for a removable denture, your dentist will take impressions of your gums, then send these molds, along with photos of any remaining teeth, to our partner lab. Technicians will create a prosthetic with tiny metal clips that connect to remaining teeth and a plastic base that will fit around your alveolar ridge. The plastic base will match the color of your gums.
Implanted-supported and traditional dentures each offer unique benefits.
If you choose a full implant-supported denture, your dentist will typically use the All-on-4® method, placing four small dental implants at a slight tilt to provide a strong base for your prosthetic with minimal impact to your jaw. A partial denture will require two or more posts, depending on the size of the restoration. After your jaw heals, your dentist will attach your denture to the implants.
The Benefits of Removable and Permanent Dentures
All of our dentures can have tremendous and lasting benefits. Your prosthetic will renew your ability to eat and speak clearly. Your denture will also improve your appearance, replacing missing teeth and filling out your lips and cheeks. An implant-supported denture can be particularly helpful, since you will face very few dietary restrictions. Implant-supported dentures also improve your oral health as they function like natural roots and will send regenerative signals to your jaw. Thus, implants can prevent bone recession and preserve the natural proportions of your face.
Schedule a Restorative Consultation
To learn more about dentures and which type may be right for you, contact Advanced Dentistry of Blakeney today. We provide our patients with natural-looking, customized restorations designed to renew oral function and the aesthetics of your smile.