If you have lost multiple teeth, you understand the impact tooth loss can have on your day-to-day life. Losing one or more teeth can greatly affect your ability to chew, eat, and speak as normal, as well as the appearance of your smile and your self-confidence. To restore your smile, our dentist provides custom-made dentures in Durham, North Carolina. Dentures are removable dental appliances created from prosthetic (artificial) teeth set in a pink, gum-colored base. The base rests on your gums, and we may recommend the use of a denture adhesive to ensure the restoration remains securely in place.
There are two main kinds of dentures available, and we offer both at our dental office. The first kind is known as a complete denture. Complete dentures are used when all of the teeth have been lost in one or both of the dental arches. The second type of denture, a partial denture, is used when some of your natural teeth still remain. Partial dentures are typically held in place through the use of a thin metal framework or clasps that attach to the remaining teeth. Dr. Ellis K. List will help you determine which type of dentures is best for meeting your individual dental needs. For more information about dentures and how we can restore your full, beautiful smile, contact us today!