Dentures are replacements for your missing teeth that you can remove when you want to. Typically, dentures consist of a metal framework for sturdiness, surrounded by acrylic for comfortable fit.
There are two basic types of dentures. First, complete dentures replace all of your teeth. Partial dentures, or partials, are used to fill gaps when you have teeth missing. Partials help prevent your remaining teeth from shifting position.
You may find that, while you still have teeth remaining, you have too few healthy ones to support partial dentures. At this point, our South Charlotte dentists may recommend removing the few remaining teeth and going for a complete set of dentures. When this occurs, we must wait for your gums to heal before we proceed with fitting you for your permanent dentures.
The process of fitting you for your permanent dentures can take several visits over the space of a few weeks. Here are some common steps in the process:
If you feel it is time to consider complete dentures or partial dentures, or if it is time to have your current dentures re-fit or remade, please contact the South Charlotte dentists at Carmel Professional Dentistry. We have the skill and experience to give you a comfortable, long lasting, good-looking smile!