Missing teeth don’t have to leave you feeling like your life is missing something. Let our team create full or partial dentures to replace your missing teeth so you can get back to all the things you used to enjoy. Whether you need a new denture, a reline of an existing denture, or want to stabilize dentures using dental implants, we can help.
If you’re missing a few teeth in an arch, a partial denture can complete your smile. A partial denture is a metal appliance with false teeth attached to a gum-colored plastic base. The missing teeth can be next to each other or in various places across the arch. Either way, your denture will be designed to replace only those teeth that are missing and keep your remaining natural teeth showing. We can create a partial denture for your upper or lower arch.
For patients missing most or all teeth in an arch, a full denture is usually the best replacement option. Like a partial denture, a full denture consists of a metal framework supporting false teeth that sit on a gum-colored base. For the lower arch, the base is U-shaped to leave space for your tongue. In an upper arch denture, the base actually covers the entire upper palate of your mouth. When we create a full denture for you, we work with you to design a look that you like. The design and fitting process takes place over a number of appointments, and it might take a few weeks or months for you to get used to wearing a denture if this is your first one. But we promise that when all is said and done, you’ll have a smile that looks great and gives you back use of your teeth. You won’t be able to help but smile!
Denture Stabilization with Dental Implants
If you’re struggling with ill-fitting dentures that slip or fall out while you talk or eat, we can stabilize your dentures with dental implants. Depending on your specific needs, we’ll place four to six implants into your jawbone so you can easily snap your denture into place. Implants make dentures more comfortable and let you enjoy your favorite foods and activities without having to deal with messy adhesives. Dental implants also stimulate your jawbone and help prevent bone loss. With denture stabilization, you can get the peace of mind you deserve knowing that your dentures are secure!
Tired of using messy adhesives to keep your dentures from slipping or clicking? We have a solution for you! At our Summerville dental office, we offer All-on-4 treatment. With All-on-4, we strategically place four dental implants with ball joints on the tops into your jawbone. We then create a denture with holes that line up perfectly with those implants. Already have a denture? We can alter it to have these holes. Putting in your denture is easy: just line up the holes and the implants and snap the denture into place! The implants give the denture a solid base without the need for an adhesive. Say goodbye to dentures that slip or click and hello to a convenient new way to wear your denture!