Dentures – Raleigh, NC

A Traditional Fix for Tooth Loss

Yes, tooth loss is a hard thing to bear. It can make many everyday tasks – eating, speaking, smiling, etc. – more difficult than usual. Even so, you don’t need to live with such a burden. Our practice can restore your smile with dentures in Raleigh. Using these prosthetics, Barker, Rohner and Hunt DMD will give your gorgeous grin back to you. Find out more by reading below or by booking a visit to our office.

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Who is a Good Candidate for Dentures?

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If you suffer from tooth loss, you’re likely a good dentures candidate. Having missing teeth is the only big requirement for using these devices. However, not everyone who lacks teeth is suited for dentures. Patients with teeth along an arch may benefit more from other options.

The best way to learn if dentures suit you is to see our dentists. When you do, they’ll perform an oral exam to confirm your candidacy. They can then draft a custom treatment plan to meet your unique dental needs.

Types of Dentures

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After reviewing your consultation results, we’ll outline the types of dentures on offer. We’ll likely suggest you get one of the following three options:

Partial Dentures

A partial denture (per its name) only replaces a few teeth. Given this trait, it often fits onto your gumline by clasping onto nearby teeth. The device then blends with your gum tissue by using a pink acrylic base. This latter part is customized for a snug fit, though poorly-made dentures can feel loose.

Full Dentures

Unlike a partial one, a full denture replaces an entire arch of teeth. That means it only relies on suction to stay in place (not metal clasps). In other words, the dentist won’t alter any remaining teeth for this item. The denture’s materials aren’t too unique otherwise. Like other kinds, it has a base made of pink acrylic and resin.

Implant Dentures

In contrast to regular full dentures, implant types attach to dental implants. These latter restorations are set in your jawbone and slowly fuse with its bone tissue. By doing so, they keep the implant denture very secure and stable. It won’t slip around in your mouth or allow your face to collapse.

Given such facts, implant dentures suit patients who want non-traditional options. They remain unmoving in ways that regular dentures can’t.

The Benefits of Dentures

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By using dentures, you’ll enjoy numerous upsides. The most common of these are:

  • A Beautiful Smile – Due to using quality materials, dentures make your smile look beautiful and lifelike. They blend with their surroundings and seem very natural.
  • A Confident Mood – Dentures can boost your confidence once they’ve restored your grin. From there, they’ll help you feel more at ease around friends and family.
  • Easier Eating & Speaking – You can’t eat or speak well without a full smile. By filling in your tooth gaps, dentures (with time) will make eating and speaking easier.
  • Cost-Effective Care – Dentures are both highly effective and less costly than dental bridges and implants. To that extent, they’re ideal for patients on tight budgets.