Partial Dentures in Ware Shoals SC
Losing a tooth, or teeth, whether due to trauma or tooth decay, can be upsetting. Your self-confidence is often tied to your smile, and when there’s a gap in your smile, your self-esteem can take a hit. However, rest assured that the gap in your smile can be temporary. Many options are available to replace a missing tooth. However, all of the options, including bridges, implants, and dentures, can leave patients unsure about where to start.
Residents of Ware Shoals, SC, can start with Dr. Christopher Griffin. Dr. Griffin is a family dentist who cares about the health and appearance of your smile. He understands the importance of having a smile you can be proud of and will do everything he can to fix your smile, fast.
Dentures are often chosen by patients who want a replacement tooth, or teeth, to look and feel like natural teeth but don’t have the budget for bridges or implants. There are several options when choosing dentures.
Complete dentures are used when all of a patient’s teeth are missing or they have been removed. This type of denture replaces the full set of teeth and some of the surrounding tissue of the top, bottom, or both sets of teeth.
On the other hand, Dr. Griffin may recommend partial dentures if only some teeth need to be replaced. This denture type is made up of replacement teeth and is attached to a plastic base that matches the inside of your mouth. These dentures snap into place using metal framework. The partial denture fills the gap created by missing teeth and keeps other teeth from moving. The denture can be removed for sleeping and cleaning.
Regardless of which option you and your dentist choose, the denture process takes up to six weeks and several appointments. First, Dr. Griffin will make impressions and take measurements of your jaw. Next, models will be created to test the fit, shape, and color prior to casting the final denture. After the denture is created, final adjustments will be made to ensure a comfortable fit.
Patients with dentures find that their new teeth look and function much like their natural teeth and that most people don’t even notice the dentures. If you need to replace missing teeth or are concerned about the health of your existing teeth, call Dr. Christopher Griffin. He will work with you to ensure that your smile is healthy and happy.