Modern, precision-fit dentures look, feel, and function like healthy natural teeth.
Dentures have been around for far longer than you may think. Romans, with means, replaced their teeth with a combination of gold and bone from oxen and other animals (or other people!). Fortunately, much has changed since the first plastics and acrylic resin were introduced in the 20th century, let alone the 8th century. Dentures have even changed considerably from what your parents or grandparents used to wear.
Due to advancements in materials, techniques, and dental science, our expert doctors replace missing or failing teeth for Greenville, South Carolina, area patients with dentures that are indistinguishable in appearance and function from healthy, natural teeth. There have never been more options to restore your health and overall well-being.
Full (complete) dentures
A complete denture may be on the horizon for individuals missing most or all of their teeth. These dentures generally include a color-matched acrylic base to blend in with the gums and supportive oral tissues. The base comprises teeth made from plastics or ceramics, also crafted to complement your skin tone and other characteristics (like the whites of your eyes). These dentures are held in place by natural suction in the mouth. So, a proper fit is critical. The denture must conform precisely to oral tissues and contours.
With precision diagnostic technology to support treatment planning, we can ensure that your dentures fit well, do not slip around and cause discomfort or sores, and generally sustain patient satisfaction and healthy, effortless function.
Our team also partners with patients to ensure their transition to wearing dentures is fast and stress-free and that their dentures continue to hold up and fit well. Maintenance with soaking and proper cleaning techniques and products, as well as ongoing services at our office, is a must. Relining and rebasing can help maintain proper fit by addressing changes to oral tissues over time.
Partial dentures (“partials”)
A partial denture may be appropriate for patients with some remaining teeth. The prosthetic teeth are connected to a metal framework. This framework is then attached to the remaining teeth with specialized connectors. Sometimes, we recommend placing crowns on the “anchor” teeth to secure the partial properly. Partials are considered to be a removable alternative to fixed dental bridges.
Additionally, Crowns Now Family Dentistry is a leader in complete implant services. Dental implants can be used to support and stabilize one prosthetic tooth (crown), a few replacement teeth (as a dental bridge), or all of the teeth in the upper or lower jaw (as a denture). These implants function as tooth roots to hold the denture in place.
Our revolutionary DuraSmile service involves removing diseased teeth and tissue and replacing them with an implant-supported prosthesis in just one day. An entire upper or lower denture can be supported with as few as four implants! This affordable approach minimizes implant sites and promotes lasting smile aesthetics and oral health. To learn more about the many options to complete your smile and restore your well-being and quality of life, call (855) 927-6967 to schedule a consultation at one of five offices in Greenville, Greer, Irmo, or Woodruff, SC.