Dentist in Greensboro, NC
Michelle H. Mottinger, DDS
2710 Henry St. Ste 104
Greensboro, NC 27405-4962

Phone (336) 375-1825

Types Of Dentures Available
By Michelle H. Mottinger, DDS
May 29, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

Missing teeth can take away your confidence and dental comfort. Dentures can restore what you’ve lost, and give you a radiant new look denturesin the process. They are dental devices that many older patients with missing teeth count on to restore their smiles. Special custom dentures can be created for patients who have one or multiple missing teeth. These are the types of dentures that Dr. Michelle Mottinger offers at her dentist office in Greensboro, NC.

Partial Dentures
If your issue is a single missing tooth, a partial denture might be the right choice for you. A partial is a false tooth connected to a metal framework that can be clipped onto two adjacent teeth. This solution is best if the other teeth are still healthy and strong. In some cases, a patient might opt for a dental bridge (two crowns and a false tooth) instead of a partial denture with clasps.

Traditional Dentures
Your Greensboro dentist will create a traditional (full) denture device if you are missing a whole row of teeth on the upper or bottom jawline. These dentures cling tightly to the gum line and must be adjusted carefully to ensure a snug and comfortable fit. There are two main types of traditional dentures: conventional and immediate. Conventional dentures are created after the gum tissue has fully healed after dental extraction. Immediate dentures are placed very soon after extraction for patients who don’t want to wait.

Implant-Supported Dentures
Another option you can discuss with your dentist is an implant-supported device. Implants are titanium posts that are surgically embedded into healthy gum tissue. About two to four implants are usually needed for an implant-supported device. Once the implants have a chance to heal, a process which takes a few months, the custom-designed denture will be connected to them for a secure fit.

The Dentures That Are Right for You
The spaces between your teeth don’t have to become a permanent problem. Your Greensboro, NC, dentist can restore your smile with a customized denture device. Call (336) 375-1825 today to find out which type is best for you. Let Dr. Mottinger and her dental team give you the smile you've always wanted.