Greenwood, SC area dentist explains the process to get quality dentures
At the practice of Dr. Christopher Griffin in Greenwood, SC, patients have a wide range of restorative options to choose from when considering tooth replacement options. With our practice, we may recommend getting dentures depending on the patient’s unique needs. Dentures are a great way to replace one or more teeth in an economical manner—and oftentimes, patients can reduce their out-of-pocket costs with dental insurance plans that provide coverage for dentures. The process to get quality dentures starts with an evaluation with Dr. Christopher Griffin.
Process of obtaining high-quality dentures with our team
There are three types of dentures that are available to patients working with Dr. Christopher Griffin:
- Partial dentures – Partial dentures are dentures made with a metal and acrylic framework. They snap into place with the existing teeth in the dental arch and place false teeth right where they are needed. These restorations are easy to remove for cleaning and care. They are made when impressions are taken of the dental arch to ensure proper fit and function.
- Full dentures – full dentures are acrylic appliances that are made to replace all the teeth in the dental arch. They include false teeth and gums custom-designed for the patient’s smile. Full dentures require the dentist to take impressions of the gum line and work with the dental laboratory to create dentures that look natural and fit properly.
- Implant-retained dentures – another option for patients to consider is that of implant-retained dentures. Implant-retained dentures will use a series of dental implants along the dental arch to anchor conservative dentures in place. These dentures often include just the teeth and no false gums as they fit properly with the implant alone. These types of dentures are not removed each day and are more permanent, though more conservative. Implant-retained dentures are highly recommended for patients who might have problems adjusting to traditional dentures or who want a more reliable fit.
Call Dr. Christopher Griffin of Greenwood, SC today to learn more about this and other dental restorations available for replacing missing teeth. Call (864) 229-2610 to request an appointment at our office, conveniently located at 150 West Cambridge Avenue.