You can get your smile back with long-lasting, natural-looking dentures!
Are you living with tooth loss? For affordable dentures in Rock Hill, you can trust River District Smiles Dentistry. We specialize in restoring beautiful, functional smiles. Our caring experts are proud to offer the latest dental technology, treatments, and materials in a comforting environment.
HOW DO DENTURES WORK?
Dentures are an affordable alternative to dental implants. A denture is a removable prosthetic used to replace missing teeth. We make our dentures from natural-looking, gum-colored bases, which support a full set of artificial teeth. Your dentures are custom-made to your unique specifications for the best comfort, fit, and quality.
Depending on the extent of your tooth loss, there are two types of dentures available:
- Partial dentures, which are recommended for replacing two or more missing teeth.
- Complete or full dentures, which are recommended in cases of full mouth tooth loss.
What is Denture Stabilization?
If you’re looking for a more secure, confident, and comfortable fit for your dentures, our Rock Hill SC dentists may recommend denture stabilization. This refers to the process of anchoring your denture to your jaw with dental implants and special attachments. Your denture will still be removable for ease of cleaning, but it will remain secure throughout the day.
Full & Partial Dentures
Full Dentures & Full Mouth Reconstruction
Full dentures are a prosthetic dental appliance that is used to replace a full arch of missing teeth. They are custom-made to fit the user’s mouth and provide them with the ability to chew and speak normally.
Full dentures can be made from either acrylic or metal and may be removable or fixed in place with dental adhesive. Full dentures also help restore facial structure and support the lips and cheeks, giving a more natural look to the face. Some prefer implant retained dentures or overdenture.
After all the natural teeth are taken out, conventional full dentures are provided to patients. However, the healing process of gum tissue can take several months before they can be placed. Full dentures can be put into the mouth right after the natural teeth have been pulled out. These dentures may require multiple adjustments in the early months of use, to ensure proper fit and function.
Immediate dentures, both partial and full, are designed to rest on the gum tissue. This suction helps them stay securely in place while you eat and talk. Denture adhesive is an excellent way to make sure your dentures stay in place and no food particles get stuck underneath them. If you take good care of them, full dentures can remain in a usable condition for up to ten years.
You might also hear about complete dentures, which work almost the same as your existing teeth. Complete dentures are a removable, clear acrylic set of teeth that can be fabricated and repaired fairly easily. They work just as well as natural teeth, but because the dental arch remains intact, they’re more affordable and look more natural than implants.
Caring for Full Dentures
When caring for full dentures, it is important to keep them in good shape. Regular cleaning and proper storage are essential, but regular visits to the dentist can help ensure your dentures stay functioning properly.
Partial dentures are a removable dental prosthesis that replaces missing teeth and is connected to your remaining natural teeth. They are a good alternative to bridges, which are usually permanent.
Partial dentures are often used to replace teeth in the front of your mouth, as well as back teeth, because they can be removed and worn during the day. Partial dentures are not suitable for replacing entire sets of teeth.
A partial denture may be a metal, plastic or ceramic device. Ready-made partial dentures are available from dental laboratories and specialty tooth retailers. They may also be made by a dental lab in consultation with the client’s doctor. You will need to visit your dentist for an examination so that he or she can determine the type of denture needed and set it up for optimal use.
Materials Used for Partial Dentures
Dentures may have a plastic (resin) or metal base, the latter often a mixture of cobalt and chromium. This choice is made by the dentist according to the patient’s needs.
Plastic and Polymers
Plastic bases for dentures are less expensive than metal based ones as metal is lighter and more durable. The Oral Health Foundation further emphasizes this point.
Plastic or polymer-based dentures have certain advantages over metal-based ones, such as being aesthetically appealing, easy to make and repair, lightweight and flexible.
Titanium-based dentures can result in inflammatory reactions for approximately 0.6% of patients. Thus, dentists usually opt for larger partial dentures made from titanium.
Flexible dentures require a different insertion process than the other denture types. Metal and plastic-based dentures usually have to be placed directly in your mouth.
A general dentist or a prosthodontist will be responsible for creating your dentures. In order to achieve the desired result, a comprehensive analysis of your oral anatomy is necessary. This includes examining your hard and soft palate, noting down remaining teeth and measuring how they fit together, and assessing your cosmetic goals.
Think you need dentures? Talk to our dentist to know what suits you best!
Are Dentures Uncomfortable?
It will take some time to get used to your new dentures. They may feel large or bulky in your mouth for the first few weeks. As your gums adjust, dentures will begin to feel comfortable and natural.
How Do I Care for My Dentures?
Here are some simple ways to keep your dentures fresh, clean, and looking their best:
- Remove and rinse your dentures after meals
- Brush your dentures daily to keep free of plaque
- Soak dentures overnight in water or denture cleaning solution
- Schedule regular dental checkups to assess the condition of your dentures and make adjustments as needed
How Long Do Dentures Last?
With great at-home care and regular checkups at your trusted local dentist in Rock Hill SC, your dentures can restore your smile for many years to come. Most dentures can last up to 8 years before needing to be replaced.
OUR DENTAL AMENITIES
Enjoy something to drink while you wait in our modern lobby.
Time will fly for our young patients.
BLANKETS AND PILLOWS
BLANKETS AND PILLOWS
For extra comfort, feel free to request a pillow or blanket.
Our modern treatment rooms include flat-screen TVs for your viewing pleasure.
WARM, SCENTED TOWELS
WARM, SCENTED TOWELS
Feel refreshed at the end of your visit.
How Much Do Dentures Cost?
The cost of your dentures will depend on the type of denture you need to restore your smile. Our team will provide a complete breakdown of all treatment costs and payment options during your consultation.
Do You Accept Walk-ins and Same-Day Appointments?
At River District Smiles Dentistry, we welcome walk-ins. Our team makes sure to see our patients as promptly as possible. If you’ve experienced a dental injury, we also offer emergency appointments as scheduling permits. For gentle same-day care, call or visit your trusted local Rock Hill dentist today!
Do You Accept Insurance?
Yes, our office accepts most major insurance plans and will make sure that we provide you with every piece of information to help maximize your dental plan.
Choose River District Smiles Dentistry for your family’s general dentistry needs! Call your trusted Rock Hill dentists at (803) 590-9525.
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TRUST YOUR LOCAL ROCK HILL DENTISTS FOR GENERAL DENTISTRY!
Choose River District Smiles Dentistry for your family’s general dentistry needs! Call your trusted Rock Hill dentists at (803) 590-9525 to schedule an appointment today. We create smiles you can be proud of, providing unparalleled patient service every step of the way!