Dentures are a dental prosthetic that restores missing teeth. They fit snugly over the gum line and can replace one or multiple missing teeth.
Dentures can restore your biting capabilities, improve your speech, keep you looking beautiful, and bring back your self-confidence. Plus, they prevent facial sagging and protect your oral health – two precious properties.
At Deep River Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, our knowledgable dental team is here to help restore your beautiful smile.
Types of Dentures
While there are many types of dentures, including implant-supported dentures, the two main styles they fall under are partial and full dentures.
Partial dentures restore a few missing teeth that are surrounded by healthy existing teeth. They require the use of nearby teeth to anchor to, and many.
Full dentures replace all missing teeth on the upper or lower arch or both.
The gum base is either made from metal or acrylic shaded to match the color of your gums. The teeth are made from plastic or porcelain. In some instances, a chrome-cobalt alloy or stainless steel reinforcement helps make the denture more durable.
Modern dentures can be composed of different materials, including:
- Acrylic resin (or plastic)
- Hybrid composite of resin
- Metal alloy for partial metal dentures
Each material has its own benefits and disadvantages. Dr. Cassidy Bray can go over each type of denture and help determine which material fits your lifestyle and budget.
Schedule an Appointment with Us to Learn More
You might be considering dentures, already wear them, or know someone who has them, it's entirely reasonable that you might have some questions about them. Call our High Point, NC today so we can set up a meeting with Dr. Bray.