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Dentures, Greenwood SC

What are dentures?

Denture Set Dentures are removable oral prosthetics that are used to replace teeth that have been lost due to extraction, periodontal disease (gum disease), decay or injury. Dentures are typically made using pink acrylic and composite or acrylic teeth. Here in our office we fabricate our dentures with Ivocap injected high impact pink acrylic which is custom tinted for each patient to closely reproduce the appearance of natural gingival tissue for the base.

We choose to utilize porcelain teeth as oppose to acrylic or composite teeth. Porcelain teeth are the most lifelike, durable prosthetic teeth available today and exhibit the best wear characteristics.

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His ability to give injections with me only occasionally feeling the prick. Explanations on every intervention is explained. Dr. Griffin and his staff are empathetic,compassionate and talented.
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Who is a good candidate for dentures?

Good candidates for dentures are people who have lost teeth and would like to regain esthetics and function.

What can I expect when being fitted for dentures?

We pride ourselves on the great care and detail we take when fitting our patients for their dentures. We take photographs, detailed custom impressions and multiple records. Before we make the final set, we fit the dentures to make sure that tooth position, occlusion (bite), and your ability to speak are very natural. Once you’ve personally approved tooth position and appearance of your new denture, only then will we proceed in processing the final prosthesis.

In more difficult cases, a trial denture is used to verify function and appearance. With a trial denture, a functional impression is employed. This technique will provide the most predictable prosthesis available today. As a bonus, the trial denture is maintained by the patient and can be used as a “back up” prosthesis in the event their denture is damaged and requires repair or replacement.

What are my other options?

In the event that patients are unable to comfortably wear and function with a complete denture or desire something “more stable” and/or “that does not cover the roof of their mouth”, implants can be used to retain or support the prosthesis. Increasing the number of implants may allow the patient to advance from a removable denture to a hybrid prosthesis which is secured to the implants and can only be removed by the dentist.
Dr. Christopher Griffin, DMD graduated from College of Charleston in 1989 and Medical University of South Carolina School of Dentistry in Charleston in 1993. Having completed a general practice residency at Palmetto Health Richland Hospital, he started practicing in Greenwood, SC where he has been for 23 years.

He follows continuous education to advance his knowledge and skills for his patients’ benefit. He has many Fellowships from prestigious dental academies. He is also involved with several dental and charity organizations.

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