Missing teeth can lead to several complications including difficulty chewing, trouble speaking and lack of confidence. If you are suffering from missing teeth, there are restoration options that can help. One restoration option that can restore some or all of your teeth is a denture. Dentures can replace your teeth and give you back your smile! If you are interested in dentures in Ladson, SC, a consultation is a great place to start. Our dentist can evaluate your smile, go over your options and inform you of the best treatment plan for restoring your teeth. Dentures are more advanced than ever before and are custom-made to fit snugly and comfortably.
The Denture Process
When your dentist begins the denture process, impressions will be taken of your mouth so the dentures fit precisely. These impressions will be sent to a dental lab so that your dentures can be custom-made for either the upper or lower jaw.
At Ingleside Family Dental, we offer several options for dentures depending on your needs and smile goals. Your smile can look natural with a partial or full set of dentures. Partial dentures replace one or some of your teeth, and full dentures replace all of your teeth on the upper or lower jaw. Dentures can also be placed on top of implants, often called implant-retained dentures. This form of dentures provides added security and stability.
Once your dentures return from the dental lab, we will work with you to fit them in your mouth and answer any questions you may have. Traditional dentures are often held in place through suction or adhesives, but implant-retained dentures utilize the implants within the jaw bone. When your dentures are first worn, they may take some time to get used to. After a few weeks, your dentures will begin to feel normal and more functional.
Benefits of Dentures
When teeth are missing, your facial structure can change and your quality of life diminishes. By restoring your teeth, you’ll not only improve your smile but also the appearance of your face and restore oral function. Dentures allow you to speak, eat, and smile with confidence and also solve the problem of teeth shifting out of place. Dentures can be good for your oral health and can give you a boost of confidence.
If you’ve experienced tooth loss or have been told that you may need one or more teeth extracted, schedule an appointment to find out how we can help you with dentures!