Dentures – Asheville, NC
Full and Partial Restorations for Beautiful Smiles
Are you missing all, most, or some of your teeth? This common problem not only affects your appearance, but not replacing your teeth can affect your diet, confidence, and oral health. Dr. John White offers custom-made dentures to provide his patients with a way to replace their whole smile at once. Plus, if you still have healthy teeth remaining, he can use a partial denture to complete the rest of your smile. Keep reading to learn more about dentures in Asheville and how they can help you.
What are Dentures?
Dentures are prosthetics that are used to replace multiple teeth or even your whole smile. They are composed of a gum-colored base that is attached to your false teeth. Dentures have been made out of many materials, but today they are mostly made of a composite resin. This allows for a light-weight and comfortable replacement.
Partial dentures allow us to replace your missing teeth while keeping any healthy and natural teeth intact. These partial dentures seamlessly blend into your smile to give you a full and functional set of teeth.
Originally used hundreds of years ago, full dentures are still being used today to replace whole arches of your smile. Thankfully, modern dentistry has brought better options than wood or animal bone. Our custom-made dentures are the fastest way to replace all of your teeth and they are personalized for your comfort and function.
The Process of Receiving Dentures
After scheduling an appointment with Dr. White, he will examine your mouth to see which type of denture that you would benefit from most. He may also need to extract certain teeth that are decayed or damaged to accommodate your dentures. After any health issues like decay or gum disease are treated, he will take impressions of your mouth and gums to create your dentures. These are custom made to fit comfortably on top of your gums.
Once your dentures are made, you will come back in for an appointment where Dr. White will ensure that they fit snuggly and comfortably. He will also give you tips on how to keep it in place and your day-to-day with dentures. Sometimes, you may want to use denture adhesive to keep your prosthesis in place.
Denture Care and Maintenance
Caring for your dentures properly is key to their longevity. Remove your dentures and rinse them after eating to get rid of lingering food debris. After removal, clean your mouth to prevent oral health issues like gum disease from occurring. When it’s time for bed, place your dentures in soaking solution or water to keep them from drying out. Then, when it’s time to put your smile back in, thoroughly rinse them. If you follow these steps, you can expect to have a great looking and feeling denture for years to come.