Dentures in Rock Hill, SC
If you have one or more missing teeth, dentures are a great way to replace and restore your smile quickly and affordably. Dentures are the most traditional form of tooth replacement and help our patients resume daily activities while feeling confident about their smile again. For a full, healthy looking smile, visit our office for well made and long lasting dentures in Rock Hill, SC.
How Do Dentures Work?
Dentures are a prosthetic device that rest on top of the gum line and can be secured inside the mouth using creams, suction seals, metal clasps, or anchored in place by surrounding teeth. These devices are custom made to fit the unique grooves of your oral structures. The shape, size, and shade of the teeth can also be customized to your liking.
Benefits of Dentures
Many patients choose dentures over more extensive procedures such as dental implants or bridges. The benefits of dentures include:
- Less time consuming than other replacement options (implant dentistry, bridges, etc.)
- More affordable than other tooth replacement procedures
- Natural looking option
- Can replace multiple teeth or all of your teeth based on your needs
- Prevent the “sunken in” look and give your cheeks shape
If you are missing most or all of your teeth, our full dentures are a great option for you. Full dentures refer to prosthetics that replace all of your teeth on both your lower and upper rows. The device is placed into the mouth after all teeth are removed. If you need to undergo tooth extraction before placement of your dentures, we will provide immediate dentures so that you never need to go without teeth. After the mouth is fully healed, we will then provide your customized dentures. This set will be created to perfectly fit the grooves of your mouth for optimal comfort, appearance, and function.
It generally takes several months before your mouth fully heals after all teeth are extracted. During this time your mouth will undergo slight changes in shape and form. This will mean that your immediate dentures will need to be relined several times in order to keep the fit tight and comfortable. Once your mouth has fully healed, however, and your full denture is placed, you will only need to undergo routine checkups and maintenance to ensure proper fit of your full dentures. While your permanent dentures may require some relining, they are made to last much longer and are more durable than your immediate dentures. Trust Sharp Dentistry to provide full dentures that are comfortable, long lasting and natural looking.
At Sharp Dentistry, we also provide partials for patients who are missing several but not all of their teeth. Partials work by filling in only prosthetic teeth for missing teeth. They fit securely into the mouth using metal clasps that attach around the natural teeth.
Our partials are custom made to fit comfortably and provide a full, healthy smile. The teeth are created with the highest quality material that matches the exact shade and shine of your surrounding natural teeth.
How to Care for Your Dentures
When you choose dentures to replace your smile, we make sure that you are fully educated on how to properly care for your dentures. It is important to follow these tips in order to ensure that your dentures last as long as possible:
- Always remove your dentures before going to bed. Keep the dentures in warm, clean water overnight. Never place them in hot water because this can cause them to warp and lose its shape.
- Clean your dentures daily.
- Keep good oral hygiene habits- brush and floss daily to keep your gums healthy and able to support your dentures.
- Stay alert for pain or sores as this can be a sign that your dentures need to be relined. Schedule an appointment if you notice pain or sores from your dentures.
- Schedule regular appointments with Dr. Sharp. Keeping regular appointment will prevent oral health problems, discomfort, and poor fit with your dentures.
Dentures at Sharp Dentistry
When you choose to restore your smile with dentures at Sharp Dentistry, you know that you are receiving dentures that are customized to your unique smile and will last a long time. We are dedicated to providing the best experience from start to finish. We work with our patients one on one to provide the best results possible. Our patients start with a consultation with Dr. Sharp to discuss their desired results. Each patient gets a personalized treatment plan that fully exceeds his or her expectations.
If you are interested in replacing your missing teeth with dentures, call us today to start the process. We will work with you to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Sharp. We look forward to caring for and improving your smile.