Dentures have been used for many years as a dependable way to replace missing teeth. Far from just being a treatment for senior citizens, adult patients of all ages can use them to improve their oral health, function and appearance. If you would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Ralph Hoffmann or Dr. Robert Klink for dentures in Supply, North Carolina, call Prosthodontists of the Carolinas — Southport at 910-755-7500. One of our team members will be happy to tell you more and help you plan your visit with our prosthodontists.
Dentures are a common path of treatment for patients with multiple missing teeth. Whether you are missing a few teeth or a full arch of teeth, dentures can help restore health and function to your smile. Additionally, dentures can enhance the beauty of your smile by restoring the natural appearance of your face and profile.
Depending on the needs of your smile, you may be best suited for either complete dentures or partial dentures. A complete denture can be used to replace a full arch of missing teeth, whereas a partial denture is best for multiple missing teeth with a few natural teeth remaining. Partial dentures consist of a thin metal frame with plastic connected to a set of artificial teeth. According to the number of your missing teeth and their positions, our prosthodontists can help customize the comfort and security of your dentures.
During the first few weeks of wearing your dentures, you may feel slightly unaccustomed to wearing them and may experience minor levels of irritation or soreness until your mouth becomes more adjusted to them. Over time, problems with discomfort should go away, so you will feel more comfortable with your dentures. We highly recommend that you practice good hygiene habits to take care of your dentures and keep your mouth in top condition. You should brush your gums, your tongue and the roof of your mouth before inserting your dentures in the morning.
To learn more about getting started with dentures, we invite you to contact our team today or schedule a visit with us!