By Sunny Dental Center
January 23, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dentures  

Dental DenturesWhile both dentists and patients wish to avoid tooth loss, it happens. Decay, gum disease, and injury can damage teeth beyond repair. If this is your situation, don't despair. Your friendly team at Sunny Dental Center in Gastonia, NC offers lifelike dentures which replace teeth beautifully. Dr. Sunny Okoroji understands his patients' concerns when making decisions about tooth replacement, and he'll help you choose the type of dentures just right for you.

Fill those gaps

Tooth loss, a far too common issue among American adults, causes a number of oral health problems, such as:

  • Unattractive smile gaps
  • Recession of gums and bone in the jaw
  • Tooth drifting (remaining teeth move toward the empty space)
  • Impaired speech, chewing and biting

As such, you should replace teeth as soon as possible after extraction or injury. Multiple teeth sometimes are lost or extracted. In these cases, several pontic, or artificial, teeth or a whole arch of teeth may be created to fill gaps or provide a complete smile on either or both arches.
Whatever your particular case, Dr. Okoroji can create the prosthetic perfect for your oral tissues, remaining teeth, facial appearance and personal preferences. He has the expertise and artistic skills to fit you with a denture that will be comfortable, functional and last for many years. Premium quality acrylic is the primary material your Gastonia dentist uses for dentures. Some dentures also contain lightweight metals for extra durability and to attach the appliance to remaining teeth.
Types of dentures
Dentures fall into four broad categories. Whichever one your appliance falls into, rest assured your dentist will customize it fully for your needs. Denture types include:

  • Partial dentures made of one or more artificial teeth affixed to a metal framework and anchored via clasps to adjoining natural teeth
  • Full conventional dentures which replace an entire arch, either top or bottom, and are placed after gums and bone heal fully
  • Immediate dentures which are placed right after extractions so the patient has a functional set of teeth right away
  • Implant-supported dentures that are attached to two, four or six dental implants which reside in the jaw bone

Contact us
At Sunny Dental Center, Dr. Okoroji and his friendly team want you to be happy with your new smile. They'll work with you to give you dentures that maximize your oral function and make you feel confident in how you look. Call the office to arrange a convenient appointment. Phone us at (704) 853-0709.

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