Are you missing most or all of your permanent teeth? If you would like to restore the beauty and functionality of your smile, Dr. Derek C. Barnes may recommend dentures in Charlotte, North Carolina. Dentures are removable appliances that replace missing permanent teeth and tissues. Our office provides complete dentures and partials dentures.
Complete dentures are used when all of the teeth are missing. They are either conventional or immediate. Conventional dentures are made after any remaining teeth have been removed and the gums have begun to heal. Our dentist will place conventional dentures about eight to twelve weeks after the teeth have been removed. Immediate dentures are prepared in advance. Because of this, they can be placed as soon as your teeth are removed. You will not have to be without teeth during the healing process, but the bones and gums shrink during healing. Because of this, immediate dentures are usually only used as temporary dentures.
Partial dentures are used when some of the natural teeth remain in your upper or lower jaw. Removable partial dentures are made of replacement teeth attached to a gum-colored plastic base. The base is sometimes held in place by a metal framework.
Feel free to contact our dental office today to learn more and to schedule your next visit.