Pleasant Family Dentistry

General Dentists located in Mount Pleasant, SC

Missing teeth can ruin a beautiful smile and diminish your quality of life. At Pleasant Family Dentistry in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, the exceptional dentists offer several types of dentures to fill in empty gaps, giving you the full set of teeth and the gorgeous smile of your dreams. Schedule an appointment with Pleasant Family Dentistry by phone or book online to determine if dentures are right for you.

Dentures Q & A

What are dentures?

Dentures are artificial teeth that replace permanent teeth that have fallen out or require extraction. Dentures might replace some or all of your natural teeth. Pleasant Family Dentistry personalizes each set of dentures to match your preferences, lifestyle, and desired outcome.

What are the two main types of dentures?

The two main types of dentures available at Pleasant Family Dentistry include:

Traditional dentures

Traditional dentures are removable. They can replace your upper teeth, lower teeth, or both sets of teeth. You can take traditional dentures out at night when you sleep.

Implant-supported dentures

Implant-supported dentures attach to titanium, artificial tooth roots. They stay fixed in place, which is a convenient option for many patients. Fixed dentures might replace all or just some missing permanent teeth. Pleasant Family Dentistry offers All-on-4® implant-supported dentures, meaning your new teeth attach to four titanium posts within your jawbone.

What are the benefits of dentures?

Some of the numerous benefits you can experience after getting dentures include:

  • No more gaps
  • Improved self-confidence
  • Easier chewing
  • Clearer speech
  • Better facial contours
  • Improved facial symmetry

Having a full set of beautiful, natural-looking teeth can drastically improve the appearance of your smile and your self-confidence.

Are dentures right for me?

To find out if you’re a good candidate for dentures and which type is best, your Pleasant Family Dentistry provider reviews your oral health history, takes dental X-rays, and examines your teeth and gums. They also discuss your lifestyle, preferences, and desired outcome.

What should I expect when getting dentures?

Your dentist can digitally scan your mouth to develop custom-fit removable dentures. 

With implant-supported dentures, your provider surgically places titanium posts into your jaw bone. They give you temporary dentures to wear while a technician creates permanent dentures in a lab. When they are ready, your dentist permanently bonds them to the implants.

Care for your new dentures by keeping them clean and brushing your teeth, the roof of your mouth, tongue, and cheeks at least twice daily. Contact the Pleasant Family Dentistry office if your dentures get damaged or feel uncomfortable.

To learn more about dentures and find out if you’re a good candidate for them, call Pleasant Family Dentistry or use the online scheduler today.