If you’ve lost all or most of your teeth, you can achieve a complete smile again with dentures! Dentures are removable oral appliances consisting of fake teeth, also known as pontics, and can restore the look and function of your smile. While they might take some time to adjust to, modern dentures are more comfortable and natural-looking than ever before.

If you’re interested in dentures, you have options! There are several types of dentures and partials to chose from depending on your oral health needs. Some of the most common and effective types of dentures include:

  • Conventional Full Denture – A conventional full denture is placed in your mouth after removing any remaining teeth and the tissues have healed. Healing can take up to several months, during which time you are without teeth
  • Immediate/Temporary Full Dentures – An immediate full denture is inserted once your teeth are removed. You’ll never be without your teeth, but they must be relined several months after being inserted because the bone supporting the teeth reshapes as it heals. After you are completely healed, a conventional full denture will then be fabricated at an additional cost.
  • Overdenture/Implant-Supported Dentures – While a regular denture rests on your gums, implant-supported dentures, also known as overdentures, are supported by dental implants. This type is the perfect option for anyone who doesn’t have any teeth left in their jaw but still has enough jaw bone to support dental implants.
  • Partial Denture – A partial denture rests on a metal framework attached to your natural teeth. Sometimes crowns are placed on some of your natural teeth to serve as anchors for the denture. Partial dentures offer a removable alternative to bridges.
  • Metal-Free Flexible Partial Denture – Metal-free flexible partial dentures are the latest innovation in the world of dentures. Unlike other types of dentures, metal-free flexible partial dentures don’t contain metal clasps. Rather, they have invisible clasps and are more lightweight, aesthetic, biocompatible, and affordable than any other denture type.

Looking to Restore Your Smile with Dentures in Charlotte NC?

If dentures are of interest to you, it’s time to schedule a visit with our experienced dentist! So, contact our dental team at Genesis Family Dentistry to make an appointment today.