Where Greenwood area residents can go for denture repair
Dentures are common restorations used by Greenwood area patients to replace missing teeth within their smile. There are two primary varieties that are available through the practice of Dr. Christopher T. Griffin, DMD; including full and partial dentures. Full dentures are restorations that are available for replacing the entire arch of teeth. They are made of acrylic and are held in place with dental implants, adhesives, or even natural suction. They are great for restoring the smile when devastation; such as, periodontal disease causes the loss of bone—and natural teeth—and eliminates one’s ability to properly eat and speak. Another solution is partial dentures. Partial dentures are fabricated using metal and acrylic and use the existing teeth within the dental arch for bite distribution and to hold the restoration in place. False teeth slide into place in the empty spaces and patients are able to easily remove their dentures for care and cleaning.
At the time patients receive dentures, they are made to precisely fit the smile. However, changes to the mouth may occur over time and affect the overall fit and function. Patients are urged to bring their dentures with them when they visit Dr. Christopher T. Griffin, DMD for their six month recall visits so he can analyze the fit and make any adjustments as necessary. He can also take this time to repair the dentures if there has been damage. Breakage may occur and repair will be suggested if patients can avoid having new ones made altogether. Repairing dentures is less expensive and faster than fabricating all new dentures. We recommend patients come to our practice to discuss fixing their restorations instead of just replacing them.
Dr. Christopher T. Griffin, DMD is a quality dentist in the Greenwood, SC area and encourages new and existing patients to discuss with him any repairs necessary to make the smile look and feel its absolute best. When issues arise with dentures, we want patients to think of our practice first. Contact us today to book an appointment with our team of professionals and learn more about denture repair and other restorative services available through our state-of-the-art facility.