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. You have the option to secure your denture with dental implants to eliminate the chance of slippage. This is a long term solution where your dentist will anchor the denture to implant posts that are in your jawbone. Denture implants will help maintain the bone structure of the face. Your dentist can also use partial dentures to replace several missing teeth on an arch. This is similar to a dental bridge. It can be fixed in place using 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 may 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. An oral surgeon will need to surgically insert up to eight dental implants per arch 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 the dentist can use screws to permanently screw it 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 will qualify for dental implants 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. You may need bone grafting or periodontal therapy treatments 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?
The best way to prevent dentures from slipping is to secure them with dental implants. Your dentist will strategically place two to eight dental implants in your jaw bone to accomplish this. 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 dislike using 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.