Are you missing permanent teeth? Do you have an arch of teeth missing?
Missing or lost teeth can make speaking, biting, talking, and chewing more difficult. At Waterford Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we can help you restore your smile following tooth loss. We offer full and partial dentures in our Leland, NC dental office for patients missing full rows of teeth. Dentures are a restorative dental solution that helps patients eat the food they love and improve the look and function of their bite.
Why Replace Missing Teeth?
It is important to replace your missing teeth sooner than later. Missing one or more teeth can often lead to:
- Shifting teeth
- Tooth decay
- Misaligned bite
- Speech problems
- Facial sagging
Not promptly replacing missing teeth can speed up these processes and open up more opportunities for complex and costly dental issues. Please call our office for treatment if you have just lost a tooth due to an injury or need a replacement for an existing restoration.
Partial and Full Dentures
Partial dentures are prosthetic teeth made of a plastic or acrylic base with a metal framework. They can be attached to the mouth with crown-capped teeth or dental implants. This treatment option works best for patients with multiple consecutive missing teeth.
Full dentures usually use snaps and adhesive to restore full arches of missing teeth. We recommend implant-secured full dentures to patients because they provide long-term benefits. Dental implants stabilize prosthetic teeth so there is no risk of slippage. Traditional dentures will require daily removal and cleaning. They can also slip around the mouth because they are not attached to the tooth root.
Additionally, if you have an existing full or partial denture it can be converted into an implant-supported denture. Our office works with local implant surgeons and can provide the final restoration attached by implants.
Schedule a Dental Appointment
Contact Waterford Family and Cosmetic Dentistry by calling 910-519-1624. You may also request a consultation with our dental team online. Please let us know if you have questions about your options for restoring your missing teeth. We will be happy to help you.