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Planning for Permanent Dentures

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Losing teeth can be a significant life change, affecting both oral function and self-esteem. Fortunately, thanks to advancements in dentistry it is easier than ever to replace missing teeth with permanent dentures.

Permanent dentures, also known as implant-supported dentures, provide a long-term solution for those seeking a stable and natural-looking replacement for missing teeth. However, planning for permanent dentures does involve a series of steps to ensure a successful and comfortable transition to a restored smile.

Dentures Consultation and Evaluation

The first step in planning for permanent dentures is to schedule a consultation. At CarolinasDentist, we have several convenient locations in North Carolina that can complete the consultation.

During this appointment, our dentist will evaluate your oral health, assess the condition of your remaining teeth and gums, and discuss your goals and expectations. We may also take X-rays and impressions to gather comprehensive information.

Dentures Treatment Planning and Implant Placement

Next, after a thorough evaluation, we will develop a personalized treatment plan. This plan will outline the number of dental implants you need, the type of dentures recommended, and the overall treatment timeline. Dental implants are surgically placed into the jawbone to serve as sturdy anchors for permanent dentures. Afterwards, a brief healing period after your implant placement is crucial for the implants to osseointegrate with the bone.

Customization of Dentures

Once the implants have successfully osseointegrated, the next step is to create your custom dentures. Your dentures are tailored to fit the unique contours of your mouth, ensuring optimal comfort and functionality. The color, shape, and size of the artificial teeth are carefully chosen to match your natural teeth, providing a seamless and natural appearance!

Here, a denture is carefully crafted at our Wilmington location.

Placement and Follow-Up Care

After we craft your dentures, they can be securely attached to the dental implants. We will have you return for follow-up appointments to monitor your progress and address any concerns. Adjustments may be needed as your mouth adjusts to your new dentures.

Schedule a Consultation for Dentures at CarolinasDentist

Permanent dentures offer numerous benefits, including enhanced stability, improved chewing ability, and a lifelike appearance. Are you ready to start the process of permanent dentures to improve your smile? To schedule a consultation today, give a call to the closest CarolinasDentist location near you!

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