Custom Natural Dentures
Most people are familiar with traditional dentures – they’re designed to rest on the gums and can be removed from the mouth whenever needed for cleaning or storage. Unfortunately, even modern traditional dentures can come with several pitfalls. It can be difficult to accustom to the sensation of them in the mouth, and some patients experience embarrassing slippage when speaking or laughing. It can also be difficult to enjoy particularly tough or chewy foods.
For those who choose traditional dentures, Dr. Keadle will do everything that can be done to make sure the result is as natural, beautiful, and functional as possible. He’ll start by designing a custom smile just for you, and then use the finest materials to create your new smile. Dentures usually take about 4 visits, over the course of about a month, to finish. Most of the time, Dr. Keadle will be able to try the teeth in your mouth using a wax denture prior to finishing, so that you can be sure you like the finished look. Call 704-639-1330 today, and schedule a free consultation for your new smile.
Immediate Dentures in Mooreseville
If you're worried about being without your teeth for an extended period of time while waiting on a new denture, Dr. Keadle offers immediate dentures that can be worn directly after your extraction procedure. There are some unavoidable drawbacks, as explained below.
Immediate dentures, by their very nature, cannot be made to fit perfectly. To make matters worse, they are being placed onto a jawbone that has multiple large wounds (extraction sockets). Saying that they aren’t comfortable is an understatement, and believe it or not, things start getting worse again after they get better, because your jawbone shrinks very rapidly in the ten or twelve months following tooth extraction.
For this reason, New Smile Carolina cautions everyone who is getting immediate dentures that if something is better than nothing, then immediate dentures are the only choice, but not to expect much until the jawbone shrinkage slows down in six to twelve months.
After several months, the immediate dentures will need to be re-lined, to make up the gap left when the gums shrink and achieve a better fit.