Dentures Duncan SC

Dentures have come a long way in terms of both technology and design. If you’re considering dentures as an option for replacing missing teeth, there are many things you need to know.

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All About Dentures

Modern dentures are very natural-looking and are made from various materials, including acrylic and porcelain. Dentures can be custom-fitted to your mouth for a perfect fit, and they can last for many years with proper care. A consultation with our dentist at Keels Family & Cosmetic Dentistry is the best way to determine if dentures are the right solution for you. People wear dentures for several reasons. Some of these reasons may include:

  • All-natural teeth have been destroyed by accidents, sleeping habits, or dental disease
  • The sleeping habits of individuals cause damage to their teeth
  • Teeth start to become loose, and a person’s gums recede, allowing the teeth to come loose in the mouth
  • The teeth are not able to be repaired using routine dental practices

People may choose to wear dentures for different motives. Some people may desire them because they want to eat the food they love again, while others wear them to feel more confident about their appearance. It is important for people who wear dentures to make sure they care for them correctly. Wearing dentures is a big responsibility, and they need to be cleaned after each meal, especially if the individual wearing them eats starchy food or something that could stick in crevices around the teeth. It is also important to talk to a dependable dentist about how often you should come into the dental office. Our dentists recommend that patients who wear dentures come in at least once every six months, and if more often for checkups or cleaning, they should come in as needed. Dentures usually last between three to five years, depending on the care given to them and how well the individual takes care of their mouth and teeth. At Keels Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we offer several denture services at affordable costs. Call us today!

Partial Dentures

A partial, or “removable” denture is a device that replaces missing teeth. It consists of artificial teeth attached to gum-colored plastic resin bases that are custom-fitted to the remaining gums by the dentist. Partial dentures are held in place by suction or biting pressure without assistance from the remaining teeth. Partial dentures provide many of the same functions like your natural teeth. They can help you:

  • Chew and speak more easily
  • Taste food better and talk with others without having to take out your teeth
  • Keep other teeth from shifting into the space left by the missing teeth
  • Facilitate chewing of healthy foods such as vegetables and fruits, which can improve your overall health
  • Prevent remaining teeth from shifting out of position due to changes in jaw alignment caused by missing teeth
  • Regain a more youthful appearance with properly fitted and functional partial dentures that match your natural smile.

Partial dentures require regular visits to the dental office to adjust and refit them for proper function and appearance. In addition, patients need to learn how to care for their partial dentures and avoid difficult food items, such as corn on the cob or unpopped popcorn kernels. They also need to avoid chewing on hard objects such as pens, fingernails, and ice.

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Top-Notch Complete Dentures

A complete denture replaces all the teeth in a person’s mouth. The upper and lower jaw each have a plate, a metal structure to which a dentist attaches replacement teeth. A complete set of dentures can be attached to both plates at once or held in place by clasps. If your dentures are being held with clasps, it may be possible to have them attached at the same time. However, some dentists choose not to use clasps for aesthetic reasons or just preference.A complete denture can either fit over your gums or cover them completely. The first option is called a partial plate denture, which allows some of your gum tissue to be seen beyond the edges of the denture. A complete denture covers more as it is designed to rest on top of your gums without sticking out.

If you need a complete denture, our Keels Family & Cosmetic Dentistry dentists will first extract any remaining teeth from each jaw and then shave down any tissue connecting the two jaws. This allows the lower jaw to slide over the upper, creating room for the denture. We will then fit you with your new replacement teeth. Having a complete denture that replaces both the upper and lower teeth requires patience when eating. You need to avoid tough and chewy foods and practice chewing on the other side of your mouth for a week or two.
Our dentist can create a special diet plan to help you transition from eating soft foods to more solid food as quickly as possible, thus reducing any gum irritation that sharp edges around the replacement teeth may cause.

Types Of Dentures

There are several types of dentures available today for you to choose from, and the price and procedure vary depending on the type. Dentures are usually removable, although there is a permanent option that some people might find more desirable for their situation. Partial dentures or fixed bridges are used when a person has only one or two teeth left in an entire arch of their mouth. Flipper-type dentures sometimes called “false teeth,” are used when a person has lost some of their teeth but still has enough to hold a partial denture in place. Full dentures are used when a person has lost all of their natural teeth and require nothing but false ones to function properly.

Implant-supported or implant-retained dentures are another option that some people might choose to go with, especially if they have only lost a few teeth thus far. These types of false teeth are attached to titanium posts that are surgically implanted into the patient’s jawbone to provide support for them. Let our Keels Family & Cosmetic Dentistry team help you find the perfect dentures for your unique situation. When you schedule your appointment, we will make a thorough diagnosis of your dental health and offer the best options for your case. Contact us to learn more about our services today!

Types of Dentures

There are several types of dentures available today for you to choose from, and the price and procedure vary depending on the type. Dentures are usually removable, although there is a permanent option that some people might find more desirable for their situation. Partial dentures or fixed bridges are used when a person has only one or two teeth left in an entire arch of their mouth. Flipper-type dentures sometimes called “false teeth,” are used when a person has lost some of their teeth but still has enough to hold a partial denture in place. Full dentures are used when a person has lost all of their natural teeth and require nothing but false ones to function properly.

Implant-supported or implant-retained dentures are another option that some people might choose to go with, especially if they have only lost a few teeth thus far. These types of false teeth are attached to titanium posts that are surgically implanted into the patient’s jawbone to provide support for them. Let our Keels Family & Cosmetic Dentistry team help you find the perfect dentures for your unique situation. When you schedule your appointment, we will make a thorough diagnosis of your dental health and offer the best options for your case. Contact us to learn more about our services today!

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