Dr. Elise Brace provides dentures at Kildaire Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Cary, North Carolina. Dentures provide a great restorative dental solution for the replacement of a full arch of missing teeth. This restorative dental solution helps patients restore their confidence and improve the form and function of their smiles. Learn more below about how Dr. Brace treats patients with dentures as well as the answers to frequently asked questions about dentures.
Full and Partial Dentures
Full dentures are used to replace all of the upper or lower teeth. Fixed dentures are anchored by dental implants which provide a long-term solution with no chance of slippage. Implant-supported dentures also help maintain the bone structure in the face. Partial dentures are used to replace several missing teeth. Partial dentures are similar to a dental bridge and can be fixed in place using dental crowns or affordable dental implants.
While dentures have been available for many years to replace missing teeth, dental implants are now considered the number one choice for teeth replacement. They offer over a 95% success rate and a permanent solution. Traditional removable dentures are known to move around in the mouth causing slurred speech, difficulty eating, and sometimes even fall out. People who are not adjusting well to dentures can switch over to teeth implants.
An implant-supported denture can replace many or all of the teeth located in one arch. Up to eight dental implants per arch will need to be surgically placed in the jaw bone. Once they have fully fused with the jaw bone, a custom-made denture will be attached. The denture can either snap onto the implants or can be permanently screwed into place.
Using teeth implants to secure your denture offers many benefits. It will eliminate embarrassing situations when the restoration slips around in the mouth. The dental implants will also act as missing tooth roots which prevents bone loss.
Dentures and Partials FAQs
Am I a candidate for implant-supported dentures?
Most patients are considered good candidates if they have enough bone tissue left. Dr. Brace will provide a thorough dental exam to evaluate all aspects of your oral health and can coordinate any recommended treatment. Bone grafting or periodontal therapy treatments are often needed prior to denture treatment.
How should I care for my dentures?
You will need to clean your dentures daily. Rinsing your dentures after you eat will help maintain them. Use a soft-bristled brush and nonabrasive denture cleanser to brush your dentures.
How can I stop dentures from slipping?
Strategically placed dental implants can be used to anchor your dentures or partials securely. The added support from a few dental implants can make a huge difference in the fit and comfort of your dental appliance. If you have removable dentures and are tired of messy adhesives, call our office to receive implant-secured denture treatment.
Schedule a Consultation
Request an appointment online or call Dr. Brace today at 919.823.7107 to receive full or partial dentures. If you have any questions about your specific denture treatment, let Dr. Brace know at your next consultation. She will be happy to help you get the answers you need.