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Full and Partial Dentures in Spring Lake, NC

If you’re tired of dealing with the negative effects of missing teeth or ill-fitting dentures, we completely understand. At Spring Lake Oral Surgery, we have helped countless patients just like you attain beautiful, functional smiles by creating custom full and partial dentures. To learn more about dentures and our other restorative treatment options, please contact us!

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What’s the difference between full and partial dentures?

The distinction between full and partial dentures lies in the extent of the tooth loss and the areas that need to be restored.

  • Full Dentures: Full dentures are designed for patients who have lost all their natural teeth in either their upper or lower arch. They provide comprehensive restoration, replacing an entire row of teeth for a complete, beautiful smile.
  • Partial Dentures: Partial dentures are recommended when you have some remaining natural teeth. These dentures fill in the gaps left by missing teeth, preventing adjacent teeth from shifting while restoring your smile’s appearance and function.

Implant-supported Dentures

Traditional dentures typically rely on suction or adhesives to remain in place within the mouth. However, for patients who prefer a more secure alternative, implant-supported dentures are highly recommended. Implant-supported dentures are similar to traditional dentures but are stabilized by dental implants, limiting the ability for dentures to become loose and “float” around the mouth. 

Patients searching for tooth replacement often prefer implant-supported dentures as they offer comfort and functionality that closely resembles natural teeth. Implant-supported dentures allow for a more confident and stable experience when speaking or eating. If cared for properly, implant-supported dentures can be a permanent tooth replacement!

Before opting for implant-supported dentures, individuals need to undergo a thorough examination and consultation. This process helps determine whether implant-supported dentures are a suitable option based on the individual’s oral health and the availability of sufficient healthy jawbone for implant placement. Implant-supported dentures are versatile and can be used for full arch replacements or to fill in sections with gaps, providing a customized solution to address a variety of dental needs.

What are the benefits of custom dentures?

Custom dentures are crafted to match your unique facial structure, gum color, and tooth shape, ensuring a natural and personalized appearance. They are also designed to fit your mouth precisely, minimizing discomfort and irritation that can occur with ill-fitting, one-size alternatives. With proper care, our durable, custom dentures can last for several years, providing long-lasting solutions for tooth loss. Our team can also assist you with any questions or concerns you may have now or years down the road.

How should I take care of my dentures?

Caring for your dentures is essential to maintain their appearance, comfort, and functionality. Every night, remove your dentures and clean them thoroughly with a soft brush and mild denture cleaner. Even if you do not have any natural teeth, it’s crucial to also clean your mouth, gums, and tongue daily with a soft brush to remove plaque and maintain positive oral health. Finally, always remember to store your dentures in a denture solution when not wearing them to keep them clean and prevent them from drying out and warping.

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