Chapel Hill dentists Dr. James Furgurson and Dr. Nathan White offer options for replacing missing teeth using dentures, partials and implant dentures. Dr. Furgurson is one of the few general dentists in the Triangle to offer comprehensive, experienced care for dental implants in our Chapel Hill dentist office. A Fellow in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, Dr. Furgurson offers “All on Four”, a procedure that provides the immediate replacement of missing teeth using as few as four dental implants.
The dentures that we offer in our Chapel Hill dental office are highly aesthetic, often called cosmetic dentures. They look and feel just like natural teeth and are designed to fit securely and comfortably in your mouth.
Types of Dentures
There are several types of dentures that Chapel Hill dentist Dr. Furgurson offers. He will assess your condition, determine your goals and help you choose the type of denture that is right for you and your budget.
- Partial Denture is like a dental bridge and replaces several missing teeth.
- Full Dentures replace all of a person’s upper or lower teeth.
- Implant Dentures are permanently attached to the jaw using dental implants
Benefits of Implant Supported Dentures
Implant dentures have a 95% or better success rate and equally high level of patient satisfaction. While this procedure does require a greater initial investment compared to alternatives like removable dentures or bridges, implant dentures offer the best long term benefits.
- Significant improvement in retention and stability
- Restores normal chewing function, meaning no restrictions on diet
- Improves long term bone health
- Allows patient to speak and smile naturally and comfortably
- No glues, adhesives, soaks or rinses
Your dentist will meet with you to evaluate the condition of your oral health and discuss your concerns and goals. We will make recommendations for tooth replacement that are best suited to your needs with the goal of giving you back a healthy, functional and lasting smile. The comfort and stability of your restoration plays a key role in the quality of your daily life and we want to ensure that your end result meets your needs and your expectations.
Featured Case Study
Restoration Using Fixed Partial Denture
This patient presented in our Chapel Hill dentist office with significant problems, stemming from a failed endodontic treatment and severe bone loss. In this situation, a dental implant was not recommended because of the extent of the defect. Instead, Dr. Furgurson designed an all ceramic fixed partial denture with pink porcelain to mimic the gingival tissue. Additional gum contouring was performed to create a very natural looking smile.