Do you have multiple missing teeth? Do you want a fuller and more balanced smile? Complete dentures or partial dentures can help fill the gaps left by missing teeth and prevent further oral health and aesthetic problems, including:
- Shifting Teeth
- Receding Gums
- Facial Sagging
- Tooth Decay
- Gum Disease
- Misaligned Bite
- Bone Loss
Replacing missing teeth also provides multiple benefits to patients. Dentures:
- Provide durability
- Improve biting and chewing ability
- Prevent facial sagging
- Improve speech
- Reduce the risk of gum disease
Call Stewart Dental Group in Charlotte, NC for comfortable and comprehensive dental care to restore the form and function of your smile.
Treatment with Dentures and Partials
Before choosing a treatment option, our professional team will examine the health of your teeth and gums, assessing your bite and tooth structure. They will also review your specific dental needs before choosing a restorative treatment, which may consist of full or partial dentures.
Complete or full dentures are used to replace most or all of a patient’s teeth. You can have a full denture on your upper or lower jaws. Sometimes these dentures are inserted immediately after remaining damaged or decayed teeth are removed. An advantage of this option is that patients have teeth during the healing period. Conventional dentures can then be made once the tissues have healed after six to eight weeks.
A removable denture or overdenture is an option that fits over several remaining natural teeth or dental implants. Partial dentures fill in the gaps left by missing teeth and are a great option for patients who have several missing teeth but have some natural teeth remaining. Removable partial dentures usually consist of replacement teeth attached to plastic bases connected by a metal framework. These dentures attach to natural teeth with metal clasps or precision attachments, which blend in with teeth. Dental crowns can also be placed on natural teeth to improve the fit of a removable partial denture.
How do I clean my dentures?
With removable dentures and partials, they should be taken out and cleaned daily. Soak them in a nonabrasive denture cleaner and use a soft-bristled brush to remove any food particles and plaque. If you use adhesive, make sure you thoroughly clean the grooves that are fitted against your gums.
How do dentures change my face?
Dentures change the shape of your face for the better. When you lose teeth, your face starts to sag and loses its fullness. Since dentures simulate natural teeth, they can give you back the correct proportions in your face.
Can I leave my dentures in overnight?
When you have a fixed denture, these can be left in. With removable dentures, however, it’s essential that they’re taken out and cleaned every night. Keeping dentures in for long periods of time without cleaning can lead to bacterial growth and disease.
Schedule an Appointment
Are you thinking about replacing your missing teeth? Call the Stewart Dental Group at 704-255-4256. You can also request an appointment online. We will work with you through every phase of treatment for the most comfortable care possible.