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Everything You Should Know About Dentures
Nov 12, 2020

With several solutions for replacing missing teeth, you might be wondering about full or partial dentures and if they are the right choice for you and your dental health. Dentures are artificial, removable replacements for missing teeth that are supported by the surrounding soft and hard tissue in your mouth. Dentures can look very natural and give you your smile and confidence back, no matter how long it’s been. 

What are Dentures?

Unlike dental implants and bridges, dentures are both teeth and gums that are formed in your mouth. They look like natural teeth and can be partial or full, based on the number of teeth you’re missing. You can also easily remove dentures for cleaning and care. They are a popular option for their look, price, and accessibility.

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You might think of dentures as a dated and uncomfortable solution for missing teeth. Still, thanks to improving technology and materials, dentures are more comfortable and natural-looking than they ever have been. 

Price

Dentures are a popular option among those with missing teeth for a few reasons, one being affordability. Dentures are much more affordable than dental implants, which can cost up to $2,000 per tooth. Contact our offices to discuss denture pricing. 

Time 

Dentures are much less of a time commitment than alternatives and can be ready for your use in a matter of a couple of weeks. But, did you know that we offer same-day-dentures at one of our Greenville NC offices? That’s right; you can have your dentures ready in just one day. The turnaround for dentures is usually quick, but nothing beats same-day!

Cons 

While dentures have several great benefits, there are some aspects that you’ll want to prepare before making an appointment. The first annoyance is the adjustment period. Your mouth will take some time to get adjusted to the dentures, and it might be a bit uncomfortable, but well worth it. Next, dentures don’t last forever. They are artificial and allow you to chew your food every day. This means that you must replace them every 7-10 years, while dental implants can last up to 20 years. Lastly, in rare cases, people lose some of their ability to taste food for a little while, but this sense usually returns in time. 

If you’ve read this far, you now know the basics of dentures. If you think dentures are the right choice for you and your dental health, contact our offices. Want dentures quick? Contact our Same-Day-Dentures office in Greenville. 

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