Discover the Benefits of Dentures at Our Dental Practice in Columbia, SC
Living with missing teeth can present various challenges, impacting both oral health and overall well-being. At Brickyard Dental Group, we believe you deserve a smile you can be proud of. That’s why we are happy to offer an array of restorative dentistry services at our office in Columbia, South Carolina, including dentures. When you turn to us for oral care, you can do so with confidence knowing you’ll receive premium treatment without paying premium prices.
What Are Dentures?
Dentures are removable dental appliances designed to replace missing teeth and surrounding tissues. Crafted to mimic the appearance and function of natural teeth, dentures can be either partial, replacing a few missing teeth, or full, restoring an entire set of teeth in the upper or lower jaw.
For patients missing several teeth, removable partial dentures are recommended. These types of dentures use the original teeth to anchor the partial denture in place. There are different types for removable partial dentures and designs vary based on need, so be sure to consult your dentist to see which option is best for you.
For patients that require all of their teeth to be replaced, a set of complete dentures may be needed. Complete dentures can be crafted to replace teeth in the upper jaw (maxilla), lower jaw (mandible), or both.
Your dentist can evaluate your teeth and determine if removable partial dentures or complete dentures are needed or may recommend an alternative treatment such as dental implants or bridges.
What Benefits Do Dentures Yield?
When it comes to restoring a full set of teeth, dentures stand as a versatile and effective solution. Custom-designed to fit comfortably and function seamlessly, dentures offer several key benefits, such as:
- Improved chewing ability
- Enhanced speech
- Restored appearance
- Preserved facial structure
- A boost in confidence
What Does the Process Entail?
The denture creation process begins with a careful evaluation by your dentist after the tooth has been extracted and the healing process as concluded. Your dentist will examine your oral tissues, gums, and bite, taking precise measurements. This information is then handed over to a skilled lab technician who crafts a detailed model of your mouth. Using a wax mold to replicate the contours of your gums, the dentures are carefully positioned. During a fitting, adjustments are made as needed to ensure the dentures are not only comfortable but also visually pleasing.
Schedule a Consultation for Dentures
Ready to enhance your smile? Reach out to the Brickyard Dental Group team and discover if dentures are right for you. Contact us today to schedule an appointment at our dental practice in Columbia, SC.