Dentures are utilized when a person has lost most or all of their natural teeth. It's crucial that they are durable, have a natural appearance, and deliver exceptional performance.

Dentures in Rolesville and Raleigh, NC

Dentures are prosthetic teeth secured to a gum-colored base. Dentures are a great option for people who are missing most or all of their natural teeth, but they can also be used without dental implants. The need for dentures could result from an injury or declining oral health. Dentures make it easy for people to continue to enjoy the benefits of healthy, natural teeth, where chewing is a fluid motion without pain or complication. They are easy to use and offer an effective solution for overcoming severe tooth loss.

At Elan Dental, dentures are one of our specialties. When you visit us, we will initially examine your mouth and oral conditions. A perfect impression of the alveolar ridges on the top and bottom of your mouth is made and used to make the denture’s base in a dental laboratory. Prosthetic teeth are made in the laboratory to re-create a natural-looking smile. Once the results are satisfactory, the temporary dentures are made into permanent ones. After this, the dentures’ form and function are carefully evaluated to ensure proper fit.

different types of dentures
  • How do I clean dentures?

    Traditional removable dentures require proper care to keep them clean, free from stains, and looking great. Below are some cleaning steps and things to avoid when using traditional removable dentures:

    • After eating, remove and rinse dentures under running water to remove food debris.
    • Handle dentures gently, and avoid bending or damaging the plastic or clasps during cleaning.
    • Clean your mouth with a soft-bristled toothbrush after removing dentures.
    • Brush your dentures daily and soak them in a nonabrasive denture cleanser to remove food, plaque, and other residues.
    • Overnight, soak dentures in a mild denture-soaking solution to retain moisture and shape.
    • Regularly schedule dental checkups to ensure proper fit, prevent discomfort, and address any issues with slippage.
    • Avoid using abrasive cleaning materials, whitening toothpaste, bleach-containing products, or exposing dentures to hot or boiling water, as these can cause warping or damage.
  • What are full dentures?

    Certain dental conditions, such as tooth decay or gum disease, can sometimes reach a point where managing them becomes challenging. Removing remaining teeth on one or both jaws may be necessary in such cases. Full dentures offer an affordable and effective solution to restore your smile.

    A complete denture consists of a thin acrylic base that sits on the gum tissue, matching the color of your gums. Porcelain or acrylic replacement teeth are integrated into the base to mimic natural teeth emerging from the gums. Recognizing the uniqueness of every smile, our experienced staff can assist you in selecting replacement teeth that blend seamlessly with your natural appearance. Whether you are seeking a refreshed smile or aiming to restore your original one, we provide customization options to suit your preferences.

    Dentures can be anchored more securely to your jaw for enhanced stability using dental implants. These implants are placed in the jawbone and connected beneath the base of the denture. This connection can either permanently fix the denture in place or allow for its removal as needed. Beyond improved retention and a more lifelike appearance, implant-supported dentures typically have a longer lifespan. Your dentist will discuss these options and help you understand how dentures can positively impact your dental well-being.

  • What are partial dentures?

    Partial dentures offer an affordable option to replace missing teeth and fill gaps, enhancing chewing function and confidence in your smile. Wearing a partial denture prevents natural teeth from shifting, reducing the risk of future tooth loss.

    Typically, partial dentures feature a slim metal framework that sits snugly against your gums, ensuring a comfortable, non-bulky feel. This framework is supported by your existing natural teeth, providing a stable and secure appliance that is easy to manage. Realistic replacement teeth are attached to the framework in areas where teeth are absent, while gum-colored acrylic is used to blend the appliance with your mouth seamlessly. Understanding that each individual is unique, your dentist collaborates with skilled technicians to craft a personalized and comfortable solution for you.

    Recent technological advancements have enabled the use of implants to support removable partial dentures, improving their fit and reducing the size of the appliance. While dentures may pose challenges, especially for new wearers, we strive to minimize everyday frustrations to ensure a smooth transition.

    We look forward to discussing your options to make your mouth full again and to give you back a confident, glowing smile!

  • How long do dentures last?

    The lifespan of dentures varies depending on factors such as the quality of the materials used, how well they are cared for, and changes in the shape of the mouth over time. On average, dentures may last anywhere from 5 to 10 years before needing to be replaced or adjusted.

  • Do dentures look natural?

    Modern dentures are designed to closely resemble natural teeth and gums, and advancements in materials and technology have made them more natural-looking than ever before. Dentures can be customized in terms of size, shape, color, and fit to achieve a natural appearance that blends seamlessly with the rest of the mouth.

More Questions?

If you have more questions about dentures, please contact our office and we will be happy to discuss further.

Elan Dental – Rolesville

310 S. Main St. Suite A
Rolesville, NC 27571
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Elan Dental – Raleigh

7100 Six Forks Road Suite 235
Raleigh, NC 27615
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