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Dentures

Replace Teeth With Full, Partial, And Implant-Retained Dentures

Your teeth are supposed to stay in your mouth for your whole life. But that rarely happens in real life. Accidents can knock out teeth, as can gum disease. And because we are living much longer than ever before, it’s getting harder and harder to take care of our natural teeth as we get older. That’s where dentures can help. Whether you need full denturs, partial denturs, or dentures Boone, NC dental office can help you get your smile back.

What’s The Difference Between Full And Partial Dentures?

I have a story. I had a lady who’s in a nursing home that came a couple weeks ago. They had to feed her with a tube. She’s not even using her dentures. Unfortunately, the nursing facility lost her lower teeth. Her family members said she wasn’t using them to chew with but to speak. People don’t realize that she could not speak without her lower teeth. When you’re in certain phases of your life, to be able to communicate when you’ve had challenges health-wise — it was exciting to make her a denture. We can do one of our value oriented dentures and make it here that day. We made it match her upper denture. She left, and she could speak. I could see her family members really excited about doing that.

It’s not only the chewing, but it’s also speaking. Also, when you smile at somebody and you have your teeth — it’s pretty inhuman to have somebody without teeth. We shouldn’t as humans, but we judge. When people do not have their full compliment of teeth or they’re not pleasing, unfortunately, we will judge people. It’s not right, but that’s what we do. Being able to do dentures here, whether they’re value oriented dentures or all the way to the custom ones. We can turn them and make them any color, shape, and size that you want and look like they don’t even look like dentures. They look very natural.

When you need a full arch of teeth replaced (all of the teeth on the top or bottom of your mouth), full denture are a great choice. These feature replacement teeth set in a gum-colored mold that fits snugly over your real gums, instantly giving you a set of beautiful, working teeth. But not everyone needs a full arch of teeth replaced. Sometimes, you’re just missing 3 or 4 teeth or so. That’s where partial denture come in handy. These will only replace the teeth that are gone, and they can be held in place by clasps attached to your natural teeth. Both full and partial dentures can be removed for easy cleaning at night.

What Are Temporary Dentures Used For?

At our Boone, NC dental office, we don’t want anyone walking out of here with a large gap in their smile. It can take a little while to craft the replacement teeth for your dentures, so while that’s happening, we can provide temporary dentures. These will let you get back to smiling and eating like you should be able to.

Don’t Dentures Fall Out Sometimes?

Between the shape of the mold holding the replacement teeth and the adhesive used, dentures usually stay put until you decide to take them out. But it is true that sometimes dentures can move in your mouth or even come out when you’re not ready. There are two ways we can help dentures stay put:

  • Implant-retained denture use special dental implants to hold onto the dentures. A ball-and-socket system holds dentures securely, but they can still be removed for easy cleaning.
  • Implant-supported denture also uses special dental implants, but they attach permanently using a curved bar.

Can I Get My Dentures The Same Day I Visit The Office?

Normally, it takes awhile before your dentures are ready to be placed. For example, some patients need healing time if they are getting implant-retained dentures. At Appalachian Dental Care, we can provide same-day dentures to quickly give you the replacement teeth your mouth needs.

To learn more about how dental dentures can help you or to schedule your next appointment, give us a call today at 828-355-5673 or use our online form.

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