Are you missing most of your teeth or parts of your smile? Dr. David M. Fisher, Jr. offers various denture options to give you a restoration that will best meet your needs. He is experienced in creating prosthetics that mimic the appearance of natural teeth for a beautiful smile. These custom-made dentures can not only restore your smile, but they can also restore your confidence. Read on to learn more about dentures in Greensboro and how they can improve your day-to-day life.
We have various options for dentures to fit your unique needs. After a consultation, Dr. Fisher will provide you with a recommendation that will work best for your smile goals. We offer dentures to replace all or parts of your smile, depending on the number of teeth that you’re missing.
Partial dentures (which are sometimes just called partials) are made of multiple teeth that have been strategically placed on a gum-colored base so that they can fit inside the gaps in your mouth. Partials can replace multiple teeth in a row like bridges, but they’re removable and are normally secured with metal clips or brackets instead of resting on abutment teeth.
You’ll receive a full denture whenever you’ve lost an entire arch of teeth. The gum-colored base can be a closed palate when it’s designed for the upper jaw, but it can also be shaped like a horseshoe if it’s replacing the lower teeth instead. Traditionally, full dentures sit directly in the gums and use suction to stay in place.
Placing small titanium posts called dental implants into your jawbone will give partials and full dentures sturdy new roots to rest on. You’ll need to wait a few months after the surgery to receive your permanent new teeth, but the end results will be worth it; you will be able to eat all of your favorite meals again and will not have to worry about slippage or bone loss.
Those with missing teeth receive many benefits from dentures, but here are some of the most popular advantages:
If you choose the implant-retained dentures option, dental implants can provide you with a whole new set of benefits. Primarily, they preserve your jawbone by stimulating it and allow you to have maximum biting power. To learn which option is best for you, contact our office today!
If you’re missing all of your most of your teeth, dentures in Greensboro may be just the treatment you need to restore your confidence and your oral health. However, it’s perfectly normal to have some questions about the details of the treatment process. For this reason, we have assembled some of the questions about dentures that we get asked the most frequently and answered them for your benefit down below.
Every morning, you should brush your dentures (as well as your tongue, gums, and palate) with a soft-bristled toothbrush. Do not use toothpaste, as that could actually be abrasive to your dentures. At night, it’s usually best to remove your dentures and let them soak in a glass of either lukewarm (never hot) water or denture cleanser. This will not only clean your dentures, but give your gums and jawbone a chance to rest from the pressure of holding your dentures in place all day.
Most patients need a little bit of time to get used to eating with dentures in. You can start by cutting up your food into bite-sized chunks. Also, make sure to chew evenly on both sides of your mouth so as not to loosen your dentures. Over the next few weeks, gradually increase the size of your food until you can eat just like you did when you had all of your natural pearly whites.
When you’re first fitted with new dentures, there may be some minor soreness or irritation involved, especially if you recently got some teeth extracted or received implant-retained dentures. However, this discomfort is temporary and should subside as your mouth gets used to your new teeth. This is why we highly recommend coming in to see us often throughout your healing process to adjust your dentures as needed, making them as comfortable as possible.
If your dentures no longer fit as comfortably as they once did, it may be time for a procedure known as a “reline.” Although reline kits are often sold over the counter, it’s much better to visit us for a professional reline. Attempting to do it yourself may permanently damage your dentures. We can adjust your dentures to give you a much more comfortable and snug fit.
At first, it may require some practice to say certain sounds and words. This is because your mouth is still growing accustomed to the new appliance in it, and your tongue may get confused. Reading out loud and repeating words that give you problems can speed up this process. If your dentures “click” while talking, it may help to speak more slowly.