More than 60 percent of American adults are missing one or more teeth, and approximately 10 percent are missing all of their teeth — all of whom require a prosthetic solution. To answer the call, Seti Byrd, DMD, and Jennifer D’Silva, DDS, at Skyview Dentistry offer full and partial dentures at their Charlotte, North Carolina, practice. If you want to restore your dental health (and your smile) with dentures, call or use the online scheduling tool to book an appointment.
Dentures are an effective and affordable way of replacing missing teeth — in fact, it’s estimated that 35 million Americans wear partial or full dentures.
Composed of durable plastic resin, and sometimes porcelain, both partial and full dentures are fabricated to look and feel like your natural teeth. Today’s dentures are custom-fitted, making it possible to eat foods with confidence and speak articulately. Depending on your preferences and budget, dentures can be crafted for maximum comfort and fracture resistance backed up by limited warranties.
You may be a candidate for dentures if you’re missing one or more teeth and you need an affordable prosthetic solution. Most denture wearers find that partial and full dentures can restore much of their original tooth function — not to mention create a beautiful, natural-looking smile.
If you have any decayed or damaged teeth that need to be removed, one of the qualified dentists at Skyview Dentistry extracts them before they take a mold of your remaining gum structure, as well as the roof of your mouth. They then send this mold to a dental lab for denture fabrication. When the completed dentures are ready, you return to Skyview Dentistry for a final fitting.
During your fitting, your dentist makes sure the dentures fit comfortably in your mouth, and you get instruction on the proper use and care of your new replacement teeth.
Dentures are removable prosthetics that need to be cleaned and brushed daily. You should also brush your gums daily to prevent infections caused by bacteria. Your dentures should be kept in water when they aren’t in use to prevent them from warping.
Keep in mind that it may take some time to adjust to dentures as you learn how to use the muscles in your cheeks and tongue to keep them in place. But over time, you should begin to feel more comfortable with your new prosthetics.
To learn more about full and partial dentures, call Skyview Dentistry or use the online scheduler to book an appointment.