Replace One Or More Missing Teeth
Dentures in Porters Neck
Dentures are a quick and cost-effective way to replace one or more missing teeth. At Thrive Family Dental in Wilmington, Dr. Friberg offers both partial dentures and full-arch dentures to meet the needs of every patient suffering from tooth loss. Whether you’re missing one, several, or all of your teeth, you can trust us to deliver comfortable, convenient care.
Full Arch & Partial Dentures
Full arch dentures are used to restore your smile if you are missing your upper, lower, or both arches of teeth. In most cases, full dentures are only recommended for patients who have already lost most or all of their teeth due to gum disease, tooth decay, or oral trauma. This is because any remaining healthy teeth must be extracted to make room for full dentures. If you’re missing a small number of teeth, partial dentures may be the right restorative option for you. Partial dentures attach to your surrounding healthy teeth using plastic or wire, and hold a false tooth in place.
The Process: Full Dentures
The full arch denture process typically begins with the removal of any remaining teeth to make room for your custom restoration. After any remaining teeth are extracted, you’ll wear temporary dentures until your gums heal. At your next appointment, Dr. Friberg will take impressions of your mouth and gums, and work with you to determine the shape, size, and color of your custom denture. Then, he will work with a trusted outside lab to create your restoration. When your dentures arrive at our office, you’ll come in for a fitting to make sure that they are exactly what you want. Any necessary adjustments will be made, and you’ll leave our office with a brand new smile!
The Process: Partial Dentures
Partial dentures typically require just two appointments at Thrive Family Dental. During your first visit, Dr. Friberg will take dental impressions and work with a third party lab to create your denture framework. Once your partial denture has been crafted, you’ll try it on at our office and check it for perfect fit. Minor adjustments can be made if necessary, and once it looks and feels exactly how you want it, you’ll leave our office with a fresh, complete smile!