Dentures and Partial Dentures

Dentures and Partial Dentures

Complete and partial dentures are removable dental prosthetics designed to replace missing teeth and restore oral function. Complete dentures are crafted to replace all teeth in one or both dental arches and are customized to match the individual's facial features, providing a natural-looking smile. On the other hand, partial dentures are designed for individuals with some missing teeth, utilizing a framework attached to natural teeth for support.

At Whole Life Dental,we offer both types of dentures to patients with missing teeth to improve aesthetics, speech, and chewing function, allowing them to regain confidence and maintain essential oral health. The versatility of dentures makes them a popular and accessible solution for those experiencing partial or complete tooth loss, addressing a range of dental needs and enhancing overall quality of life. 

The Denture Process

A comprehensive consultation with our Greenwood, SC, dentist assesses oral health, discusses dental history, and determines the most suitable denture type. Based on the assessment, the dentist guides the individual in selecting the most appropriate denture type, considering factors like the extent of tooth loss, oral health, and budget. 

Extractions are discussed and performed if necessary, and temporary dentures may be provided to maintain oral function. Precise impressions and measurements are then taken to create dentures that fit the individual's unique oral anatomy. Immediate or temporary dentures may be provided to maintain oral function while the final dentures are beingcrafted.

Once the final dentures are ready, a fitting is scheduled to ensure proper alignment, support, and comfort. Adjustments are made as needed. Individuals may experience an adjustment period as they get used to wearing dentures.

Regular follow-up appointments help address any concerns and make necessary adjustments. Proper care and maintenance, including regular cleaning, contribute to the longevity and effectiveness of dentures. 

The Benefits of Dentures and Partial Dentures

Improved Aesthetics

Dentures in Greenwood, SC, provide a natural-looking smile, enhancing facial aesthetics and boosting confidence. Restoring a complete set of teeth contributes significantly to an individual's overall appearance. 

Enhanced Speech

Missing teeth can affect speech clarity. Dentures help address speech difficulties, allowing individuals to articulate words more clearly and improving overall communication. 

Restored Chewing Function

Dentures enable individuals to eat diverse foods, restoring the ability to chew effectively. This not only enhances nutritional intake but also contributes to better digestion. 

Prevention of Jaw Bone Loss

Dentures provide crucial support to the jawbone, preventing further bone loss that may occur due to tooth loss. This support helps maintain facial structure and prevents the sunken appearance often associated with jawbone deterioration. 

The choice between complete and partial dentures depends on the extent of tooth loss, and each option provides unique advantages to enhance the overall quality of life for individuals experiencing tooth loss. Contact Whole Life Dental at 301 Montague Ave, Greenwood, SC 29649, or call (864) 229-7092.

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