Reclaim Your Confidence with
Natural Complete & Partial Dentures in Mount Pleasant
Whether you are missing only a few teeth or all, we offer
removable solutions that will restore your confidence and comfort.
A full denture, known as a complete denture, replaces all missing teeth with an acrylic, or flesh colored, base and teeth designed to mimic nature. If only a few teeth are missing, then a partial denture can be fabricated to to restore any spaces. Partial dentures are made using the same material as complete dentures, however a metal substructure is used to add strength. Using cutting-edge technology, we can create custom dentures with a natural and comfortable fit, and help to restore comfort when eating, chewing, and speaking. Call us today to see if dentures are the right fit for you.
How Long Do Dentures Last?
Over the normal course of time, both complete and partial dentures will wear and need to be replaced or relined in order to keep the jaw alignment normal. The alignment will slowly change as the bone and gum ridges recede or shrink due to the absence of the teeth. Regular dental examinations with a Mount Pleasant dentist are still important for the denture wearer so that the oral tissues can be checked for disease or change.
What Are The Benefits of Removable Restorations?
While fixed dentures can be advantageous for some patients, most patients with oral health problems such as gum disease and bone loss are not eligible for these types of restorations. For them, a removable restoration like a denture is more accessible, easy to clean, and much more affordable.
It’s also less invasive, as it doesn’t always require oral surgery except for extractions in the case of full dentures. Almost everyone is a good candidate for dentures and it is a convenient and simple way to restore the smile and functionality of your teeth.
Dentures will restore patients’ ability to chew and enunciate when they speak. It reduces insecurity associated with gaps in the smile. Fixed restorations like dental implants require a very long waiting period to complete the restoration.
Rather than waiting months for osseointegration to occur, patients can receive immediate temporary dentures until their official ones are ready and they won’t need weeks to recover from oral surgeries.
How Much Do Dentures Cost?
The cost of dentures can vary depending on a few factors, such as the type, material, and whether or not you have insurance. Full dentures are more costly than partial dentures because they replace all of the teeth in an arch or both arches of the mouth.
Materials dentures can be made from include acrylic, metal, porcelain, nylon, and resin. Partial dentures made of metal rather than plastic are more durable and expensive. Dentures made of porcelain are much more expensive than acrylic materials.
A full set of mid-priced dentures is in the range of $1,000-3,000. The best way to get a cost assessment is to come in for a consultation for a quote. Contact your insurance provider to find out if they will partially cover your dentures.
Full VS. Partial Dentures
What's The Difference?
Full dentures require the extraction of all of the remaining teeth because they are replacing an entire arch of teeth or all of the teeth in the mouth. Comparatively, partial dentures don’t require any extractions and are used to fill in gaps where one or a few teeth are missing.
Partial dentures tend to be connected through a metal wire framework, whereas full dentures are made of acrylic or porcelain. Partials also hook onto the abutment teeth with metal clasps to stay in place, while full dentures are held in through natural suction.
Full dentures are only recommended for patients with extensive tooth loss. This is the last resort to restore a patient’s ability to talk, chew, and restore their smile. A complete denture will restore the support to their face and help mitigate sagging.
Since partials are used for minor tooth loss, their effects are not as extensive, but they can also restore the smile, prevent shifting teeth, and prevent uneven pressure in the mouth which can cause wear and tear on the natural teeth. There are also longevity differences in these prostheses. Full dentures have a lifespan of 5-10 years and partials have a maximum lifespan of 15 years.
What Are Implant-Supported Dentures?
Dentures can also be fabricated to have built in support from implants, which can greatly aid in retention, comfort and function. Ask us about all of the implant assisted dentures and supported options we offer today!
If you have one or more missing teeth, give us a call today to go over your options. During your consultation with Dr. Vinson, we will discuss your needs and determine the restorative option that is best for your dental health and your budget. We can’t wait to meet you and help restore your smile!