Dentures & Partials Hillsborough, NC

For our Hillsborough, NC, patients with missing teeth, we offer full and partial dentures. Hillsborough Family & Cosmetic Dentistry can use dentures to restore your beautiful mouth. Dentures and partial dentures have long been a trusted solution for missing teeth. Dr. Williamson can provide a path to renewed confidence and oral function with custom dentures and restorative dentistry.

Dentures and partial dentures in Hillsborough NC

What are the Benefits of Dentures? 

Dentures are removable restorative options that replace missing teeth and support the surrounding tissues. When you lose multiple or all of your teeth, it can be overwhelming. Dr. Williamson provides custom dentures that blend-in with your natural appearance. Our dentures can provide several key advantages, such as:

  • Preserve Facial Structure: Tooth loss can lead to a sunken or aged appearance due to the loss of support for the facial muscles. Dentures help maintain the structure of your face by providing the necessary support for your cheeks and lips. As a result, it can prevent a collapsed or sagging look.
  • Cost-Effective: Compared to other tooth replacement options like dental implants, dentures are typically more cost-effective. They provide an affordable way to replace multiple missing teeth or an entire dental arch. This makes them a viable solution for those with budget constraints.
  • Non-Invasive Treatment: Unlike dental implants, dentures do not require surgical procedures. The non-invasive nature of dentures can be appealing to those who are not suitable candidates for implant surgery.
  • Quick Results: Some popular replacement options, such as dental implants, require months of healing and integration. However, Dr. Williamson can often provide dentures relatively quickly. This means our patients can restore their mouth and oral function without an extended waiting period.
  • Adaptability: Dentures are adaptable to changing oral conditions. If you lose more natural teeth over time, your dentures can be adjusted or replaced to meet those changes. This ensures that your dentures remain functional even as your oral health evolves.

Implant-supported Dentures

Whenever appropriate for your needs, Dr. Williamson will recommend using dental implants to secure your denture. Dental implants will allow for a permanent new mouth that you can maintain in much the same way as natural teeth.

Implant-supported dentures offer superior stability when compared to traditional dentures that are removable. With secure new teeth, you can once again enjoy your favorite foods and speak with confidence.

Our Denture Process

Our process of getting dentures is relatively simple and straightforward.

  1. Consultation and Assessment: The start of your denture journey typically begins with a consultation with Dr. Williamson. During this initial exam, your dentist will thoroughly examine your oral health and dental needs. You will need to discuss your medical history, lifestyle, and preferences.
  2. Treatment Plan: Based on your oral health and needs, Dr. Williamson will develop a treatment plan.
  3. Impressions: To ensure that your dentures fit comfortably and function properly, you will need impressions of your teeth. At Hillsborough Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we take digital impressions of our patient’s teeth. This gets rid of the need for messy traditional impressions. This step helps create custom-fitted dentures that suit your unique mouth shape.
  4. Fitting and Adjustments: Once the dentures are made, they are ready for fitting. Adjustments may be necessary to refine the fine and ensure proper alignment with your natural bite. It is common for several appointments to make these adjustments.
  5. Adaptation Period: It is important to recognize that adjusting to dentures may take some time. Eating and speaking with dentures can initially feel different. Additionally, you may develop minor discomfort and sore spots along the gums or inside of the cheeks during this period. However, these issues will resolve as your mouth adjusts to the new dentures.

When you are ready to restore your mouth to it’s fullest, give our Hillsborough dental office a call at 919-587-8401 to request an appointment.