Missing Teeth Can Be a Thing of the Past
Don’t let the negative impacts of living with missing teeth hold you back any longer. At Triad Cosmetic Dentistry, Dr. MacDonald provides dentures for patients missing any number of teeth to restore their smile and confidence. We offer a variety of denture options to ensure all our patients’ needs are met.
Dentures are an attractive, affordable replacement for missing teeth. Made from durable acrylic resin, they’re customized to look natural and give you a flawless smile. Best of all, the entire process is minimally invasive and quick – you won’t have to undergo surgery or wait through a long recovery period.
Thanks to our affordable denture solutions, you can enjoy the luxury of a complete smile once again. Learn more about dentures through our comprehensive guide below.
The Benefits of Dentures
Dentures provide patients with a number of great benefits, including:
- Customized to fit your teeth
- Fast, minimally invasive procedure
- Enhanced chewing and speaking ability
- Can last 5 to 10 years with proper care
- Provides support for your facial muscles
- Can improve your confidence
- Restores your ability to eat and speak
Our Denture Solutions
At our Archdale dental practice, we feature three types of dentures to ensure patients find the restorative solution they’re seeking. Depending on your needs and preferences, Dr. MacDonald will work with you to determine the best treatment option.
If you’re missing some teeth but not a majority of them, we offer partial dentures. Partial dentures can be customized to meet your needs and prevent the surrounding teeth from shifting out of place. This restoration will blend in seamlessly with the rest of your teeth, ensuring a flawless appearance.
If you’re missing one or both arches of teeth, complete dentures may be the perfect solution for you. To make sure they comfortably fit, Dr. MacDonald will use digital imaging technology to create an impression of your smile. In just a couple of weeks, you can transform your appearance and smile with confidence like never before.
Implant-supported dentures combine the convenience of dentures with the security and long-term health benefits of dental implants. Depending on your situation, Dr. MacDonald can anchor a set of full or partial dentures with implants for a more comfortable, stable solution.
With implant-supported dentures, you’ll receive a more durable and easier to maintain solution over traditional dentures. They also stimulate healthy jawbone growth to prevent deterioration and preserve your oral health.
Receiving Your Dentures
Once you and Dr. MacDonald have decided on the best course of treatment, we’ll begin the process of receiving your dentures. Your restoration will be customized specifically for you, allowing you to pick the shade of your new smile. Dr. MacDonald will also make sure it aligns with the contour of your gums.
During your initial consultation, he’ll examine your oral health and look for any signs of decay, infection, or teeth that may need to be extracted. The entire process to a complete smile with dentures is simple, pain-free, and can be completed in just a few steps, including:
- Measurements will be taken and a mold will be made to ensure the dentures will fit your mouth comfortably and precisely.
- We’ll send the information to a dental laboratory where a plastic mock-up will be made.
- Once we receive the mock-up, you’ll come back into our Archdale office for a fitting and we’ll make a note of any feedback and send them back to the lab.
- The lab will set your new dentures in acrylic.
- You’ll come in for your last fitting where we’ll make any necessary adjustments.
- You’ll walk out of our office with your brand new beautiful smile, full of confidence.
Maintaining Your Dentures
Your denture care will differ depending on the type of dentures you’ve received. The main difference between care for different types of dentures is based on whether they’re removable or not.
Removable dentures are cleaned outside of your mouth. After you eat, remove your dentures and rinse them off. At the end of the day, remove your dentures and clean your mouth. Make sure to brush your dentures at least once a day, then soak them overnight in a denture cleaning solution. Always thoroughly rinse your dentures before putting them into your mouth each morning.
Permanent dentures should be brushed and flossed as if they’re your natural teeth. Make sure to use a soft-bristled toothbrush, non-abrasive toothpaste, and gentle floss or interdental cleaners so your dentures don’t get scratched.
Complete Your Smile
Ready to smile freely once again? With our denture solutions, your carefully crafted new smile can boost your confidence and restore your eating and speaking skills. To learn more about dentures and if they’re the perfect solution for your dental needs, call our Archdale practice at (336) 434-3186 to schedule an appointment with Dr. MacDonald.