Dentures in Matthews, NC

Dentures

A denture, also called false teeth, is a removable dental appliance replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissue. Dentures are usually made from acrylic resin or nylon, sometimes in combination with various metals. Dentures can be used as a prosthesis for missing teeth in place of one, several, or all of your missing teeth. Replacing missing teeth with dentures can help patients restore their Mastication or chewing ability, smile aesthetics, pronunciation, and overall self-esteem.

Steps Involved In Getting Dentures

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Comprehensive dental evaluation

During your initial consultation at our office, we’ll conduct a comprehensive dental evaluation to determine your candidacy for dentures. The doctor will inspect your current teeth, gums, and jaw for signs of decay and disease. We will consider your age, medical and dental health, oral care habits, gender, age, and finances before finalizing the type of your prosthesis. We will also answer all your questions and concerns and show you what your prostheses look like.

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3D scans and fabrication

As the next step of getting dentures, we will take 3D scans and X-rays of your teeth and jaw to determine the size and shape of your denture. This will also help the dentist determine the best position for your denture teeth in relation to any natural, healthy teeth remaining in your mouth. Once all the measurements are collected, they are sent to a dental lab where your dentures will be custom-made to fit perfectly along the gum ridges, creating a comfortable fit and natural look.

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Fitting

Once your dentures are ready, you can receive them from our dental office. Our dentist will examine your dentures and assess them to ensure their fit and stability. We will check to make sure it fits snugly but isn’t too tight. If any minor adjustments are needed, they are made as well. Our dentist will also give recommendations on home care, diet, and follow-ups to make sure that you’re comfortable with your new dentures and that they function well.

What are the types of dentures?

Complete Dentures

Complete dentures are prosthetic devices used to replace an entire arch of missing teeth. This type of denture can be made “immediately” after the removal of the remaining teeth or “conventional” after the soft tissue has healed and integrated with the denture. Complete dentures are custom-crafted to provide a comfortable fit and to replace all teeth in an arch (upper, lower, or both). Complete dentures are removable and can be taken out and cleaned daily. They are removable as they are held in place by suction or adhesive. They are made from impressions of the mouth and can be constructed to fit over just the upper arch, the lower arch, or both. Complete dentures are crafted for a secure fit but may shift and slip in the mouth, especially during the first weeks after placement. This is normal and should subside as the denture adjusts to the shape of the mouth.

Partial Dentures

A partial denture is a dental appliance that can be used when you have some natural teeth remaining. It includes replacement teeth attached to a gum-colored plastic base which is held in place with clasps that attach to your healthy teeth or crowns placed on teeth on either side of the space. Partial dentures are removable, meaning you can take them out to clean them, and when you put them back in, they fit snugly. Besides helping to fill in the spaces in the mouth left by missing teeth, partial dentures also prevent other teeth from shifting out of their ideal position. A precision partial denture has internal attachments and not clasps to attach them to the adjacent crowns to give a natural-looking appearance.

Have Questions About Dentures? Find Answers Here.

Dentures are a good option for you if you’re missing all of your teeth or most of your teeth. They can be a good temporary solution or permanent solution to missing teeth, so you don’t have to worry about not being able to speak or chew your food. Your dentures will be designed to fit together with your remaining teeth, so you won’t have to worry about them looking unnatural or feeling uncomfortable.

The cost of dentures depends on a variety of factors, including the type of denture (partial or full dentures), the material it’s made of, and any additional dental work that may need to be performed prior to fitting the denture. On average, a partial denture costs between $500 and $1,500, while a full denture typically costs between $2,000 and $4,000.

Your dentist may recommend full dentures, partial dentures, or implant-supported dentures. If you have lost all of your teeth, full dentures may be the best option. If you only have a few missing teeth, partial dentures might be recommended. If you need to replace all of your teeth, implant-supported dentures might be the best option.

While dentures are durable, they do require special care. Here’s what patients need to know:

  • Remove your dentures each night and soak them in water or a denture solution. Dentures can dry out when left in your mouth, so it’s important to keep them hydrated.
  • Talk to your dentist about how to clean your mouth and dentures. Your dentist will likely recommend a denture solution, but it’s important to ask about any unique needs.
  • Don’t use toothpaste to clean your dentures. Toothpaste is too abrasive for dentures.

Dentures are custom-fitted to provide a perfect match for your natural gum line, jaw line, and teeth. They can even be designed to match your remaining teeth as closely as possible.

Do you have a question? Or do you wish to schedule an appointment with us? Call Dawson Modern Dentistry at (704) 565-9512 or visit Dentist in Matthews, NC at 3555-2 Matthews-Mint Hill Rd, Matthews, NC 28105.

Location

3555-2 Matthews-Mint Hill Rd,
Matthews, NC 28105

Office Hours

MON:10:00 am-7:00 pm

TUE:9:00 am-6:00 pm

WED:7:30 am-4:30 pm

THU:8:00 am-1:00 pm

FRI:7:30 am-3:00 pm

SAT - SUN:Closed