Dentures in Durham
Get your full smile back at Stead Willis DMD.
Tooth loss can happen for several reasons, including tooth decay, gum disease, and injury, but there’s an affordable way to restore your smile with dentures beautifully. Dentures long ago may have been one-size-fits-all, but today’s dentures look and feel more natural.
Our dentures in Durham… opens in a new window to Google Maps… are custom-made to suit your appearance, and they’re custom-fit to ensure you’re comfortable and confident when you eat and speak.
Dentures can replace:
Dr. Stead Willis can produce a partial denture or full denture based on your needs. We also offer removable dentures and permanently placed dentures supported by implants.
The Benefits of Dentures
Here are the reasons why our patients love custom-made dentures for tooth replacement.
The Process of Getting Dentures
Our experienced dentist at Stead Willis DMD makes tooth replacement a smooth process.
Custom dentures at Stead Willis DMD in Durham can be made to accommodate one or multiple missing teeth or to accommodate a full set of missing teeth. The process is similar for partial dentures or a complete set of dentures.
- Step 1
We’ll assess your teeth, gums, and overall health to see if dentures are the best solution for your tooth loss. This includes an exam and x-ray, along with an impression of your mouth. Together we’ll discuss your goals and the ideal shape, size, and shade of your restoration.
- Step 2
The impression of your teeth helps us make the perfect denture for your mouth. We customize the size, fit, and look so that your dentures look and feel natural.
- Step 3
Once the denture is made, we check the fit to ensure they’re comfortable. If needed, we make mild adjustments. It’ll take a few days to adapt to your new dentures, but the entire process is painless, and soon you can enjoy your new smile and renewed function.
We offer removable dentures and implant-supported dentures, based on your needs. Both are custom-made, but one can be removed at night while the other is permanently adhered to the jawbone with metal posts.
FAQ About Dentures
- How much is a set of dentures?
The cost of dentures varies from patient to patient because each denture is custom-made and depends on your dental insurance coverage.
Please contact us for a consultation and a cost estimate for dentures in Durham.
- What are the best dentures to get?
Implant-supported dentures are the best type of dentures because they stay in place and offer support, just like your natural teeth. The metal post of an implant fuses directly with the jawbone, so there’s no risk of dentures falling out or an awkward fit.
Each patient is different, so the best type of denture for you depends on your goals, budget, and if you’re a candidate for implant surgery.
- Can I get my teeth pulled and dentures on the same day?
Same-day dentures let you replace your teeth in one day after an extraction. Typically, tooth extraction and dentures take time to complete because your gums should heal before wearing dentures.
By waiting for your gums to heal, we can create a better fitting denture that lets you eat and speak more naturally.
- What is the average age to get dentures?
According to the ADA patient guide Mouth Healthy, an average adult between 20 – 64 already has 3 or more missing or decayed teeth. While tooth loss may seem like an issue that only older adults experience, the truth is tooth loss can occur for a variety of reasons to young, middle-aged, and older adults.
If you’ve lost a permanent tooth, there’s no need to panic, but it’s important to schedule a consultation so your dentist can preserve your oral health. Dentures are one option for tooth replacement, along with bridges, crowns, and dental implants.
Even if the tooth is in the back of your mouth where no one will see it, there are several risks involved with not restoring it. Risks of leaving tooth loss unattended include shifting teeth that affect your bite and jaw, jaw pain, bone loss in the jaw, and adverse effects to your speech or chewing ability.
Dentures are for people of all ages who lose a permanent tooth for a variety of reasons. If you have a missing tooth or missing teeth, let our team at Stead Willis DMD restore your smile.
- How many teeth can be pulled at once for dentures?
The number of teeth that can be pulled in one visit depends on a person’s overall health. Tooth extraction may be necessary to preserve your oral health for several reasons, including decay, disease, and injury.
Upon completing an oral exam, x-rays, and reviewing your medical history, we can determine how many teeth can be pulled at once for dentures.