Chapel Hill Family & Cosmetic Dentistry offer many treatment options for the replacement of one or more missing teeth to their patients from Durham, NC. These options include full dentures, partial dentures and implant dentures. Conventional dentures are an affordable and effective solution for missing teeth that can restore beauty and function to the smile.
Thanks to advances in dental technology, they are durable appliances that look natural. They can last many years with proper care and maintenance. However, due to being better for your oral health and offering a better quality of life, Dr. James Furgurson and Dr. Nathan White will suggest denture implants. This option is better for your health and is more like natural teeth.
Types of Dentures in Durham, NC
Dentists will suggest complete dentures to patients who have a whole arch of missing teeth. The base is made of pink acrylic to mimic the color of gingival tissue and fit comfortably over the gums. The false teeth are attached to the base. Most patients will need to adjust them after the first few months of wearing them. Tooth loss causes your bone and gums may somewhat shrink making your dentures not fit correctly. Because we anticipate this, we will monitor you closely for the first six month you wear them.
Partial dentures are for patients who are missing one or more teeth but still have many healthy, viable teeth remaining. Basically, this restoration will fill in gaps in your smile. It is a removable appliance that uses metal clasps that attach to your remaining teeth. This will hold it firmly in place. Partial dentures can be an alternative to fixed bridges.
For a more permanent solution to missing teeth, Dr. Furgurson suggests denture implants over traditional dentures. For many patients, traditional removable dentures are uncomfortable and will lower their quality of life. People who wear them will have to abide by certain diet restrictions which eliminates many healthy foods.
Additional downfalls to wearing dentures include slipping around in the mouth which leads to slurred speech, difficulty eating, and they do not replace the teeth at the root. With denture implants, your dentist will surgically place up to eight dental implants in to the jaw bone and attach a custom denture to them. They are secure and eliminate the worry of the denture slipping around in the mouth making it easier to eat and speak.
Benefits of Denture Implants
Dr. Furgurson and Dr. White Denture recommend denture implants to their patients from Durham, NC. Dental implants provides patients with many benefits over other teeth replacement solutions. They have a high success rate are the closest thing to natural teeth.
They are better for your oral health because the implant acts as a replacement tooth root which stimulates the jaw bone. When there is enough stimulation for the jaw bone, you have a less chance of bone deterioration. They also do not require messy denture adhesive to remain in place.
To learn more about which type of denture is right for you, contact our office for a consultation. We provide many types of tooth replacements to accommodate all of our patients. Call us at 919.736.6175 or schedule an appointment online.