If you are missing most or all of your permanent teeth, Dr. Robert H. Watson may recommend dentures in Charlotte, North Carolina. A denture is a removable appliance that replaces missing teeth and the surrounding tissues. In this way, a denture will restore the beauty and functionality of your smile. At our dental office, we offer both complete and partial dentures.
Complete dentures are used when all of the permanent teeth are missing. Complete dentures are either conventional or immediate. Conventional dentures are made after any remaining teeth have been removed and the gums have begun to heal. The dentures will be ready to be placed about eight to twelve weeks after the teeth have been removed. Immediate dentures are prepared in advance, so they can be placed as soon as the teeth are removed. However, the bones and gums shrink during the healing process, so immediate dentures are usually only used as temporary dentures.
Partial dentures are used when one or more teeth remain in the upper or lower jaw. Removable partial dentures are made of replacement teeth that are attached to a pink or gum-colored base. This is sometimes held in place by a metal framework. A precision partial denture has internal attachments that hold the denture in place. Because of this, it is more natural looking.
Please contact our dental office today to learn more and to schedule an appointment with our dentist.