Full-set and partial dentures are an option to overcome missing teeth.
There are several different restorative dental processes to overcome missing teeth. Dentures are one option whether you intend to have any remaining teeth extracted to accommodate a complete set of dentures or you want to save some natural teeth and get partial dentures instead. Here at Drs. Batten & Heath Family Dentistry in Walkertown, North Carolina, we can address any questions you have and make recommendations as to whether dentures are the best solution for your situation.
Conventional full-set dentures are made after remaining teeth have been removed and the gum tissue has undergone healing. This process can take several weeks, leaving you to restrict your diet to soft foods and liquids. Another option is immediate dentures, which can be made in advance and put into position as soon as the teeth are extracted. The drawback is that adjustments are often necessary for proper fit during the healing process. Immediate dentures are used so you won’t have to have a restricted diet while your conventional dentures are being made.
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Partial dentures can also be a solution if you want to retain some of your natural teeth. Partial dentures not only fill the space where the lost teeth were, but also keep the other teeth from shifting. If neither full-set or partial dentures are acceptable to you, be sure to ask us about alternatives, such as dental implants. Contact us today to learn more about dentures and get answers to any questions you might have about the process, what they are like, and how to care for them.
At Drs. Batten & Heath Family Dentistry, we can create dentures for residents of Walkertown, Winston-Salem, Belews Creek, Kernersville, Walnut Cove, Stokesdale, Summerfield, Oak Ridge, and Wallburg, North Carolina.