What are dentures?

Dentures are a removable type of tooth replacement. Prosthetic teeth are attached to a gum-colored base to restore your smile after tooth loss. There are two types of dentures: full and partial. Full dentures replace all the teeth in your upper or lower arch, or both. Partial dentures replace missing teeth when some natural teeth still remain. Partial dentures are often supported by a metal framework. Dr. Monahan offers high-quality dentures in Burlington, North Carolina.

How are dentures made?

Your dentures will be custom made and fitted exactly to your gums, jaw, and existing smile. We will take molds and impressions to help with this process. We also have you try on many models and temporary dentures to help us ensure a perfect fit. Generally, it takes approximately 6 weeks to make dentures and allow your gums to heal. It is important for your gums to heal completely before you wear dentures in order to avoid further damage and irritation.

Our experienced dentist and dental team will work with you throughout the entire process. If you are interested in learning more about dentures as a way to restore your smile, we invite you to call or visit our dental office today. We are excited to help you restore your smile!