Removable Dentures

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Dentures in Charlotte, NC


At Midtown General & Cosmetic Dentistry in Charlotte, we offer dentures to restore your smile and confidence. Whether you’re in need of conventional or immediate full dentures, or partial dentures to replace missing teeth, our experienced team is here to provide personalized care to meet your needs.


Conventional vs. Immediate Full Dentures


There are two main types of full dentures: conventional and immediate. Conventional full dentures are recommended when all teeth are removed, allowing the gums time to heal before the denture is placed. This process typically takes several weeks to months, during which the patient may be without teeth. On the other hand, immediate full dentures are placed on the same day as tooth extraction. A denture can also be part of a restoration solution alongside dental implants.


Dr. Saint Jean takes measurements of the patient’s mouth prior to the extraction, and the denture is placed immediately after the teeth are removed. However, as the gums and jawbone heal, adjustments may be needed to ensure proper fit and comfort.


Partial Dentures


In addition to full dentures, we also offer partial dentures as an alternative to bridges. Partial dentures are removable prosthetic devices that replace one or more missing teeth. They are custom-made to blend seamlessly with your natural teeth and restore functionality to your smile.


Advantages of Dentures


Dentures offer several benefits for individuals experiencing tooth loss or decay:


  1. Improved Appearance: A denture can restore the natural shape and appearance of your smile, enhancing your overall facial aesthetics.
  2. Enhanced Chewing and Speaking: With a denture, you can regain the ability to chew food properly and speak clearly, improving your overall quality of life.
  3. Support for Facial Muscles: A denture provides support for your facial muscles, preventing sagging and maintaining the structure of your face.
  4. Cost-Effective Solution: A denture is often more affordable than other tooth replacement options, making them an accessible solution for many patients.
  5. Versatility: Whether you need partial or full dentures, they can be customized to fit your specific dental needs, restoring function and confidence.


Adjusting to a Denture


It’s common for patients to experience an adjustment period when first wearing a denture. The flesh-colored base may feel bulky or uncomfortable initially, and patients may notice changes in speech or eating habits. However, with time and practice, most patients adapt to wearing a denture and find them to be a comfortable and functional solution for missing teeth.


Proper Denture Care


To ensure the longevity and effectiveness of your denture, it’s essential to follow these care tips:


  • Daily Cleaning: Clean your denture daily with a soft-bristled brush and non-abrasive denture cleanser to remove food particles, plaque, and bacteria.
  • Handle with Care: Handle your denture carefully to avoid dropping it or causing damage. Always hold them over a soft surface, such as a folded towel or basin of water, when cleaning or removing it.
  • Soak Overnight: Remove your denture before bedtime and soak it in a denture cleaning solution or plain water overnight to keep them moist and prevent them from drying out.
  • Regular Checkups: Schedule regular dental checkups with your dentist to ensure that your denture fits properly and is in good condition. Your dentist can make any necessary adjustments or repairs to maintain optimal comfort and function.
  • Avoiding Damaging Substances: Avoid exposing your denture to hot water, bleach, abrasive toothpaste, or harsh chemicals, as these can damage the material and affect their fit and durability.
  • By following these care guidelines and maintaining regular dental visits, you can keep your denture clean, comfortable, and functional for years to come. If you have any questions or concerns about denture care, don’t hesitate to consult with your dentist for personalized advice and recommendations.


How We Can Help


At Midtown General & Cosmetic Dentistry, we understand the importance of having a healthy and confident smile. Our team is committed to providing high-quality denture services using the latest materials and techniques. Dr. Saint Jean may recommend dentures for patients who have lost a significant number of teeth and are not candidates for other restorative procedures. We offer affordable denture options to ensure that all our patients can achieve the smile they deserve.


If you’re considering dentures or would like to learn more about our denture services in Charlotte, we invite you to contact Midtown General & Cosmetic Dentistry today. Schedule a consultation by calling (704) 334-2538 or emailing us, and take the first step toward restoring your smile and oral health.