Living with missing teeth can negatively impact your quality of life.
Missing most or all of your teeth can make it difficult to eat your favorite foods, speak, and feel confident when you smile.
Discover how the dentists at Cary Prosthodontics in Cary, NC, can bring back your smile with a denture that fits your unique needs.
What Are the Benefits of Dentures?
A healthy-looking smile can improve your confidence and help make a good impression. Our dental restorations look virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth, so you never have to shy away from an opportunity to smile. But that's far from their only benefit:
Teeth play an important role in how we form sounds during speech. Missing a tooth or several teeth can make your speech slurred and hard to understand. A well-fitting denture can help you enunciate with clarity again.
Dentures can restore your ability to eat various healthy foods that are challenging to chew when missing teeth. With a denture, you can eat crunchy foods like apples, carrots, almonds, raw vegetables, and nuts again.
Dentures can turn back the hands of time by filling out sunken-looking facial structures, creating a more youthful appearance. Tooth loss can age you significantly, but dentures can keep your lips and cheeks from sagging.
Prevent Jaw Atrophy
Your jawbone will weaken over time if you are missing tooth roots. An implant-supported denture can keep your jawbone strong and healthy. It’s important to note that traditional dentures cannot prevent jawbone atrophy.
Preserve Remaining Teeth
Partial dentures can help preserve your remaining teeth by distributing bite pressure more evenly in your mouth. This helps prevent uneven wear on your natural teeth.
Request a Consultation with Our Dentists
Are you tired of suffering from missing teeth? Wondering what dentures could do for your appearance? Restore confidence in your smile and bring back your ability to chew and speak by requesting a free consultation with one of our dentists. You can trust Cary Prosthodontics to find the best dentistry treatment plan for your smile and lifestyle.
This is by far one of the best dentists to visit. Everyone at Cary Prosthodontics is warm and welcoming from the moment you walk in. Dr. Kofford is incredibly kind and knowledgeable of his craft. He will answer any questions you have and make sure you feel comfortable before treatment. After treatment, you will have beautiful and functional teeth. If you are nervous about visiting a dentist or concerned about the health or state of your teeth, I highly recommend you visit Dr. Kofford at Cary Prosthodontics.View on Google
I was extremely happy with my appointment. Right from calling for the 1st appointment to seeing Dr. Kofford. I have seen many dentists over the years but have never had a more thorough exam then the one i had today Dr.Kofford gave me an honest evaluation of what dental work is necessary and the options available. The staff was great, Lori made sure I understood everything and was very pleasant, they all made me fell very comfortable I had a great visit, highly recommended Thank you again, JohnView on Google
What Are the Different Types of Dentures?
When most people think about dentures, a traditional full denture is often what comes to mind. Full dentures consist of a removable prosthetic with a full arch of false teeth attached to an acrylic base. The base is made to look like natural gums. This type of denture stays in place on the gums using a mild adhesive and suction. This restoration option is the most affordable and can help you improve your dental function.
Patients who have some healthy natural teeth remaining may be good candidates for a partial denture. Partial dentures are attached to your natural teeth with a metal framework that stabilizes the denture and prevents it from slipping around on your gums. This type of restoration works by filling in the gaps in your dental arch, which will keep any remaining teeth from shifting out of place. Unlike dental bridges, partial dentures are removable and can fill gaps in multiple areas of your bite.
Implant-supported dentures are held in place by dental implants surgically placed in your jawbone. Dental implants are typically made from titanium posts. After the posts are placed, your bone tissue will heal and fuse with the implant, providing unparalleled stability for your restoration. Dental implants serve as artificial tooth roots, stimulating your jawbone and preventing it from receding. This type of denture provides the most comprehensive form of dental restoration, allowing for more convenient maintenance and fully restored dental function.
What to Expect When Getting a New Denture
Using a three-step protocol that he developed, Dr. Kofford can manufacture a new denture on-site and complete your treatment in as little as three office visits. We also offer state-of-the-art techniques for converting traditional dentures into implant-supported dentures. Here’s what you can expect when receiving a new denture at our Cary, NC, practice:
Day of Procedure
Our in-office technology reduces the time it takes for us to deliver your new high-quality denture.
My upper partial denture is aged, got stuck there and cannot be removed. Dr. Lim was patient enough to check it, explained to me the problem, and skillfully fixed it. Now the denture works even better: easier to be removed or put back. I am very grateful to Dr. Lim. By the way, the receptionist lady is very pleasant and nice to work with. Thanks to both of you for a wonderful experience!! Rongda Qu
Smart Denture Conversions
Do you have a traditional denture but want more security? If you struggle with your denture slipping but don’t want to buy an entirely new denture, we can convert your traditional denture to an implant-supported denture using our Smart Denture Conversions system. Our dentists can easily convert your removable denture to a fixed prosthesis, resulting in a stronger, often more aesthetic denture. This breakthrough technology is compatible with most major implant systems, achieving secure dentures in less time.
How Long Do Dentures Last?
The lifespan of your dentures will vary depending on several factors, including how well you care for them.
- Well-maintained partial dentures may last for 15 years.
- Traditional full dentures can last up to 10 years.
- Because jaw and bone tissue change over time, the base of a traditional denture will eventually need to be relined to ensure the best possible fit against the gum.
- The prosthetic teeth attached to your implant-supported denture could last up to 20 years.
- With proper care, the dental implants supporting a denture can last a lifetime.
What Do Dentures Cost?
We provide all patients living in Cary, Raleigh, and surrounding areas with three financing options: Green Sky® Financing, Care Credit®, and Lending Club®. These options can break your payments into manageable installments. We also accept all major credit cards, as well as cash.