Wanting to replace missing or damaged teeth? Dentures are an option in helping you get that confident smile back. Read below to learn more regarding how dentures can help create a radiant smile.
If you have more than a few missing teeth, or your remaining teeth are in poor health, your dentist may recommend dentures. Dentures come with many benefits for increasing the comfort and quality of life for many patients.
The caring staff at Carolina Oaks Dental Care want to make sure you have the most comfortable and beautiful smile. We provide dentures and partial dentures to help our patients restore function and appearance after tooth loss.
What Are Dentures?
While most people are familiar with dentures, they may not understand how they work. Dentures are removable dental appliances that are used to take the place of a full arch of missing teeth.
The dentures serve many important purposes, including:
- Providing support to facial muscles.
- Applying pressure to your jaw bone to keep the bone intact.
- Assist with chewing and eating food.
- Allow you to speak more clearly.
- Create a natural and healthy looking smile.
Losing your teeth can be challenging and uncomfortable. While transitioning to dentures can be difficult, your quality of life will greatly improve. Our team of professionals will help you make the adjustments needed to fully enjoy your new smile.
How Are Dentures Made?
Dentures are fabricated from impressions and records made of your jaw and mouth. A model of your dental arches is generated and serves as the base for the fabrication of your dentures. Several office visits are required throughout the process to ensure that the final dentures look and feel great.
How Do Dentures Work?
In the case of full dentures, an acrylic foundation rests on your gums. The base is made to look like your gums appear natural. Lower dentures will have a horseshoe appearance to allow comfortable space for your tongue. Upper dentures will have a plate that covers the roof of your mouth.
Our staff will work patiently and carefully with you to show you how to put in your dentures. They will provide materials and guides to help you care for them. We will work with you to be sure you are completely informed about the use and care of your dentures.
After you get used to wearing them, your dentures will take the place of your missing teeth. They will appear natural and help you with daily activities, especially with chewing food and speaking.
How Long Do Dentures Last?
When they have been properly designed, implemented and cared for, dentures can last anywhere from 5 to 10 years.
Over time, your gums change and the denture teeth will wear. To maintain your oral health and the function of your dentures, they will need to be repaired or replaced occasionally.
Adjusting to Dentures
Wearing dentures is a big adjustment for many patients. At first, your dentures can feel different and awkward.
Our compassionate staff will patiently work with you during your adjustment to dentures.
While it might take some time to adjust to your new dentures, the many advantages will make soon make it worth your time.
Caring for and Cleaning Your Dentures
To perform properly, dentures need to be cleaned and cared for in specific ways. Your experienced and trusted dentist in Travelers Rest, SC will show you how to care for and clean your dentures. Some things to remember when cleaning your dentures are:
- Never use bleach. Besides being potentially hazardous, bleach will destroy the natural look of your dentures.
- Rinse carefully, on a soft surface, with warm water after every meal.
- Never let your dentures dry out. Keep them stored in water or denture rinsing solution.
- Never boil your dentures, or use boiling or hot water on them. The heat can warp and damage your dentures.
- Brush your dentures with a denture paste, not toothpaste. Toothpaste is too harsh for dentures and can be abrasive. Also use a soft brush.
- Brush your gums, palate, and tongue every morning before you insert your dentures. This removes plaque from the surface.
Be kind to your dentures and they will last you a long time.
They are happy and have the brightest smile
“I was very impressed with how friendly and helpful everyone was. I love the location, its very convenient to where I work so making it very easy to visit during my lunch hour. Just a great experience, would definitely recommend”
“After moving around the country the last few years I am embarrassed to admit making time for dentist appointments was not a high priority. I went in for a check up and cleaning today and they made me feel very comfortable and welcome. My cleaning was more than a bit over due and I was expecting
to be very sore after. Just the opposite, she was very gentle and understating of my procrastination. I made my next appointments with no hesitation. Pleasant experience and that says a lot when it refers to a dentist appointment”
“Couldn’t be happier! The staff are so friendly and personable; appointments are quick yet thorough. The best service I’ve ever received at a dentist office.”
“The staff is wonderful and extremely helpful!!! I did not hesitate to refer my family and friends.”
“Great dentist office in awesome location…staff is extremely nice, professional, and accommodating. Would definitely recommend this office to anyone looking for a new dentist.”
“I am so happy I decided to pick Carolina Oaks as my new Dentist! They are so friendly. If you need a new dentist, go here! You won’t regret it!”
Get the Care You Need Now
If you are experiencing tooth loss or tooth decay, don’t ignore the issue. Call the denture experts in Travelers Rest, SC today at (864) 836-8416 to get the dental care you need. Our staff will work with you to create the perfect dental restoration plan for you. Soon you’ll have the smile you’ve always wanted.
The Carolina Oaks Travelers Rest, SC location is on South Main Street between Leopard Forest Coffeehouse and Martha’s Hardware
23 South Main Street
Travelers Rest, SC 29690
Phone : (864) 836-8416
Email : CarolinaOaksTR@nullgmail.com
Monday – Thursday
8:30am – 1:00pm
2:00pm – 5:00pm