Dentures for the modern world
Dentures are removable appliances that can replace missing teeth and help restore your smile. If you’ve lost all of your natural teeth, whether from gum disease, tooth decay or injury, replacing missing teeth will benefit your appearance and your health. That’s because dentures make it easier to eat and speak better than you could without teeth—things that people often take for granted.
When you lose all of your teeth, facial muscles can sag, making you look older. Dentures can help fill out the appearance of your face and profile. They can be made to closely resemble your natural teeth so that your appearance does not change. Dentures may even improve the look of your smile!
Conventional dentures are a good option for patients who have irreparable damage to all of their teeth. Your dentist will take digital impressions of your mouth and jaws and consult with you to design dentures that create your desired look, feel, and function.
After the dentures have been made, you’ll have an appointment where the dentist can make adjustments before the final fitting. The final set should fit firmly in your mouth without the need for adhesives. Most denture wearers take their dentures out every night and put them in a cleaning solution.
Partial dentures are an option for people who have lost many of their teeth, but still have some functional natural teeth left. Partial dentures are also carefully fitted and removable.
Immediate Dentures – Teeth in a Day
With immediate dentures, you don’t have to worry about living with missing teeth while you wait for your permanent denture. We can perform necessary extractions and place your denture the very same day. It is easier to duplicate the shape, color, and arrangement of natural teeth while some are still present in the mouth, and the dentures act as a band-aid to protect the tissue from extractions and reduce bleeding. Immediate dentures are ideal for patients who can’t live without teeth for any period of time.
All-on-4® Implant Retained Dentures
If you worry about keeping your dentures in place, you may want to consider implant-supported dentures. Normal dentures sit firmly against your gums but may require adhesives to stay in their place. Implant supported dentures attach to titanium screws rooted in your jaw bone. This allows the dentures to remain in place no matter how much you talk, chew, or smile. With the All-on-4® system, we use the minimum number of implants (four) to support the maximum number of teeth (a full arch).
At Complete Dental Care, we’re proud to offer a number of implant denture systems. Snap-in denture stabilization offers a removable option for easy cleaning and care. Snap-in dentures are generally more affordable than permanent options, and are ideal for many denture patients who wish for a stabilized, yet removable denture option.
Hybrid dentures are a cross between regular dentures and a fixed bridge. Also called fixed-detachable dentures, hybrid dentures replace missing teeth and gum tissue, and are anchored with implants. Hybrid dentures are recommended for patients with significant bone and tissue loss.
Conus® snap-in dentures use high-tech CAD/CAM design software to ensure all abutments are parallel to each other, and their restorative margin is as close to the soft tissue as possible. Our Conus® denture patients enjoy easy cleaning, optimal chewing and speaking function and sense of taste, as well as a beautiful aesthetic result.
Complete Dental Care is happy to offer our patients the options of implant supported dentures and teeth in a day. If you need a Greenville dentist to help design and fit your dentures, call us today at (903) 771-2888.