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:

Improved Speech

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.

Eat Better

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.

Younger-Looking Appearance

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 consult with one of our doctors. You can trust Cary Prosthodontics to find the best dentistry treatment plan for your smile and lifestyle. 

What Are the Different Types of Dentures?

Our dentistry practice offers patients in the Cary and Raleigh, NC, area several different types of dentures. Each are custom-made to suit your specific dental needs and concerns.

Full 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.

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Partial Dentures

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.

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Implant-Supported Dentures

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.

First Appointment

During your first visit, your dentist will take impressions of your bite. If you already wear a denture, they will use your existing prosthetic as an impression (making any necessary adjustments for a more accurate fit) and digitize your impression. Your dentist will use the impression to print a prototype. 

Second Visit

During your second visit to our Cary, NC, office, you will try on the prototype. This prototype will be used as a final impression tray to process your new denture. 

Final Appointment

When you come back to our office for your final denture, your dentist will test the fit and make adjustments as necessary.

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.

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.

Traditional full dentures can last up to 10 years.

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.

Visit Our Top-Rated Office

Are you looking for a dental practice you can trust to provide high-quality care? Our office is regularly rated five stars for the professional and friendly care we provide to our patients. To meet with one of our dentists and start your dental crown process, fill out our online form to request your consultation. You can also contact us by calling our office, serving Cary and Raleigh, NC, at: 

What Do Dentures Cost?

While most basic insurance plans cover the cost of a traditional denture, they do not contribute to the cost of dental implants. Consider our financing options if you’re looking for more security with your denture but feel concerned that implants may not be within your budget.
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.

Cary Prosthodontics

Cary Prosthodontics was founded in 1991 to provide the finest care to residents of Cary, Raleigh, Apex, Holly Springs, Fuquay-Varina, Morrisville, and surrounding areas. Our compassionate and caring prosthodontists are members of a number of professional associations, including:
  • American College of Prosthodontics (ACP)
  • Academy of Osseointegration (AO)
  • International Team for Implantology (ITI)
For more information about our services, contact our practice online or call (919) 858-8193 to speak to a member of our team today.

The Proof is in Our patients

Linda D.
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Staff is professional but caring, more so than other medical offices I’ve been to. When you walk in they actually greet you by name. They remember details of your previous visits, which speaks to a great office staff. And Dr. Lim does his best to see that you have a good outcome. Thanks to all!
Joyce Th.
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Was treated with so much respect from the Dr. and staff. I’m a very nervous person when it comes to having dental work done I can’t help it, but they made feel so comfortable so easy to explain to let them know why I was there. I couldn’t wait to tell my family and friends. Thanks
Jennifer Y.
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Yet again, an EXCELLENT visit with Dr Koffard. The staff are so thoughtful and welcoming, professional and knowledgeable and I really appreciate the lightness of the spirit in the entire office; not to mention Dr Koffards’ effervescent nature. Thank you again for taking such good care of me. Oh! And congratulations on the new, roomy office space! It’s beautiful!
Megan F.
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My doctor and the nurse were absolutely amazing . i have bad anxiety when it comes to mouth operations and they walked me through every step, everything was super quick and easy. I wish there was another way to thank the ladies who worked on me bc i have never been so comfortable.

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