Dentures and Partial Dentures

Complete and Partial Dentures in Wake Forest, NC

Is It Time to Consider Dentures?

If you are missing multiple teeth, have many unhealthy teeth, or are frustrated with your ability to chew or smile it may be time to consider dentures. This realization can be a confusing process to navigate and bring many mixed emotions. If you think this may be the case for you, schedule a consultation now with Dr. Upton or Dr. Baker so that they may examine your mouth, discuss your treatment options, and get you healthy, eating, and smiling again.

Are Dentures or Partials Right for Me?

Dentures are an excellent treatment option for patients missing all their teeth or whose remaining teeth are all unhealthy. If you have several gaps in your smile but have other teeth that are healthy and strong, we may recommend partial dentures. Partial dentures fill in these gaps by using replacement teeth attached to a metal or acrylic framework. This framework fits around your other teeth and is held in place with clasps.

Esthetic, Comfortable, Modern Dentures

Technology has allowed modern dentures to be more comfortable, functional, and esthetic than their previous counterparts. For patients that want their dentures more securely fastened, implant-supported dentures are an excellent option. We first place several dental implants in specific locations of your mouth and fit them with clasps. We then place matching clasps into your dentures, allowing them to securely snap into place on the implants. This anchors them and greatly improves your ability to chew and smile.

My Dentures Are Loose and Uncomfortable, What Are My Options?

Loose or uncomfortable dentures are a common issue that affects millions of Americans. This happens for a variety of reasons, including dentures that are simply too old to fit well, dentures with an uneven or worn bite that causes rocking/movement, and dentures that were poorly made and never fit well, to begin with. If you’re struggling with any of these issues, you have several options:

Visit Dr. Upton or Dr. Baker at their Wake Forest general dental office. We will perform a detailed exam to find out exactly what is causing your issue and what is the best way to fix it.

Get a denture adjustment or reline. Loose dentures can often be addressed by adjusting them or performing a process called a reline. After dentures have been made, the bones and gums of your mouth continue to slowly change shape over the years. During a denture reline, we “update” the fitting surface of your current denture to perfectly fit your mouth much more steadily.
Consider new dentures. Sometimes, dentures are simply too old, broken, or worn down to be fixed. When this is the case, fabricating a modern, comfortable set of new dentures is the best option.

Upgrade to an implant-supported denture. Implant-supported dentures are much more stable and firmly stay in place while you eat, speak, and smile.