Dentures: A Great Solution for Missing Teeth
When you are missing several teeth or all of your teeth, even the simplest everyday tasks many take for granted such as eating and speaking can be challenging.
If you are struggling with tooth loss, you are not alone. The American Academy of Implant Dentistry estimates that over 35 million Americans are missing all of their teeth in either one or both jaws.
Learn how Dr. Bryan Carlin uses custom dentures to replace the natural teeth of our patients in Hendersonville, TN...
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Dentures Simply Make Life Easier
You do not have to live with gaps in your smile that compromise your appearance, health, and overall well-being. Full or partial dentures can restore your ability to eat the nutritious foods you need and love.
Our patients can experience a number of life-enhancing benefits after receiving new dentures at our in Hendersonville, TN, office. Whether you need complete or partial dentures, you too can take advantage of the dental services provided by the expert team at Carlin Dental.
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Types of Dentures
It is important to understand the difference between traditional dentures and restorations supported by dental implants when choosing the right restorative treatment. During your consultation appointment at Carlin Dental in Hendersonville, TN, Dr. Carlin will review your:
- Medical history
- Personal preferences
This initial discussion will help our caring dental professionals determine which option is the best fit for your specific needs. Our dentures typically run from $1,400-1,600 per arch and we accept CareCredit® financing to cover any out-of-pocket costs.
Traditional dentures are the most affordable solution offered for tooth loss at our dental office serving Hendersonville, TN, and nearby areas. Removable prosthetics rest on top of the gums and are held in place with suction and denture adhesive. Partial or complete dentures can replace missing teeth or teeth that are badly damaged and require extraction.
Full or partial dentures can replace missing teeth and restore your ability to eat the foods you love.
Dentures supported by dental implants, in comparison, are firmly attached to posts that are embedded in your jawbone. Implants provide a connection between your prosthetics and your jaw, sending important signals that help prevent jawbone degeneration. They also help to keep your dentures in place so they never shift or slip.
Many patients with missing teeth choose implant-supported restorations because they are widely recognized as the next best thing to natural teeth. Keep in mind that this type of denture is more expensive and the treatment timeline for dental implants is about three to six months.
Contact Us to Explore Your Options
A missing tooth or teeth not only have an impact on your appearance and the function of your bite. The condition can adversely affect your self-esteem. Fortunately, an appointment with the team at Carlin Dental can help you live the life you deserve with a smile you can be proud to share.
If you are considering partial or complete dentures to restore your bite, Dr. Carlin and his team experienced professionals can create a custom treatment plan suited to your specific needs. From removable partial dentures to a full-mouth restoration utilizing dental implants, our dentist and his team of friendly, knowledgeable dental hygienists and office staff can help determine the best option for you.
To learn more about dentures or our other restorative treatment options, schedule an appointment online or call our Hendersonville, TN, office at (615) 431-2723 today.
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Fabricating Traditional Dentures
Our dentist, Dr. Carlin, takes great care when designing new dentures and typically performs more of the process himself than other practitioners in order to achieve a good outcome. He will use advanced techniques and your feedback to ensure your new dentures fit comfortably and look just like natural teeth.
Although everyone's treatment plan at our Hendersonville, TN, dental office will vary slightly, it will typically take four appointments from start to finish.
Our dentist will assess your oral health and take impressions of your teeth. These impressions will then be sent to a local lab where they will be used to craft your custom prosthetics.
Using wax occlusal rims, our dentist will establish the proper dimensions, height, and shape of your new teeth. Dr. Carlin will make sure the measurements will accentuate your appearance giving your new dentures a natural look.
Once our dentist has finalized these measurements, one of our dental professionals will send any necessary adjustments to the lab. The high-end lab we work with uses premium materials for beautiful, lifelike results.
Once your permanent prosthetics are complete, you can return to our office in Hendersonville for placement. Our dentist can then make any final adjustments to ensure your new dentures function flawlessly.
To extend the lifespan of your dentures, we recommend high-quality acrylic or porcelain restorations. These materials are more durable and lifelike than softer denture materials.
Converting or Repairing Dentures
While conventional dentures can improve your ability to eat or speak, dental implants also protect the strength and integrity of your jawbone. If your existing dentures are in good condition, Dr. Carlin can convert your prosthetics into implant-retained restorations. This is a more cost-effective alternative than fabricating an entirely new set of dentures. For your convenience, we can also repair and reline dentures in about two days.