Traditional Dentures

How Dentures Work

Every patient’s needs are different, and for that reason, we ask you to come in for a complimentary consultation to discuss your specific needs with the doctor. At this initial visit, if you decide to move forward with treatment, we will take some impressions to get started. Then you would come back for the “Next Day Denture Event” where experienced lab technicians will be here to create your custom, quality dentures. At this visit, you will have two appointments. One, for a wax, try in, then a few hours later, a final fitting for any adjustments. These appointments are approximately 30 minutes each and about 2 hours apart. Finally, you will come in the very next day for any extractions and the delivery of your new beautiful smile! Please call our office to schedule your complimentary consultation today.

BENEFITS

A complete denture restores function and appearance to a jaw with no teeth. It is the most cost-effective way of replacing all the teeth in one jaw.

A complete denture can also provide important support to facial structures such as the lips, which helps maintain a more youthful appearance.

RISKS

Complete dentures, even under the best of circumstances, DO NOT have the same chewing efficiency as natural teeth. The ability to chew food depends on the stability, support, and retention of the dentures.

Stability, support, and retention are affected by many factors, including the amount and type of bone, gums and saliva present in the patient’ s mouth as well as the shape of the patient’s jaw and how it fits with the opposing teeth.

LIMITATIONS

To keep the tissue under the appliance healthy your denture should be left out of your mouth during sleep. The teeth in the denture are not as strong as your natural teeth and you will not be able to chew as heavily on them. The appliance will tend to get food trapped underneath it and you may have to remove and clean it after eating.

The fit between a complete denture and the gums is very important for retention and therefore must be re-established every 2 – 5 years as gums are constantly undergoing small changes.

Schedule a Custom or Implant Denture Consultation in Cary Today!

Call our office in Cary today to find out the additional benefits of dentures and the same day implant supported dentures procedure! We work with patients from all over the Raleigh area, from Morrisville to Apex, NC!