Are you missing some or all of your permanent teeth? Do you need restorative dental treatment to get your smile back? Dr. Adam Carraway provides full and partial dentures to his patients in Greer, SC. Dentures are traditionally removable, but they can also be fixed with dental implants. Tooth implants provide strength and stability to dental restorations, including dentures. Although implants require a longer treatment process, they last longer and help retain the bite.
Treatment with Dentures
Dr. Carraway can create both partial and full dentures for his patients. To begin treatment, he will take dental impressions. These impressions are used to map out the placement of implants or the form of the removable denture. Patients who receive implant dentures require 3 to 6 months for the implant posts to heal and fuse with the jawbone. After this point, they can receive dentures that attach to the implants. Patients who want removable dentures can receive their dentures after they are completed in a dental lab.
Learn more about full and partial dentures below:
Should I still schedule routine appointments after denture treatment?
Yes, patients should continue visiting our office after their denture treatment. Even if you are replacing all of your teeth with dentures, the health of your gums still needs to be maintained. Patients with dental restorations are still at risk of developing gum health problems. Remember to clean your dentures and schedule biannual visits in our office.
Are dentures permanent?
Both full and partial dentures can be made permanent with dental implants. Removable dentures often do not last as long as implant dentures because they are not secured and can move around the mouth. Implant-supported dentures replace teeth at the root for a more stable and long-lasting result.
Do dentures look like natural teeth?
Yes, our dentures look and feel natural because we use tooth crowns. Dental crowns cover dental implants and are used for larger prosthetics like dentures to restore multiple missing teeth. Tooth crowns are made of reflective porcelain that matches the natural color of teeth.
Contact Our Dental Office Today
Call Carraway Family and Cosmetic Dentistry at 864.383.9711. You may also schedule a dental consultation with Dr. Carraway on our website. Dr. Carraway sees patients from Taylors, Greer, and the surrounding areas.