Ballantyne Center for Dentistry
15105 John J. Delaney Dr., Suite K Charlotte NC 28277 (704) 274-2992

 (704) 274-2992

Enhance Your Smile and Improve Your Bite

Dentures CharlotteIn the last few decades, dental science has improved by leaps and bounds. From lifelike restorations using high-tech materials to laser dentistry techniques, modern dentistry is almost unrecognizable from the old-fashioned procedures of the past, and this extends to dentures as well. If you are looking for beautifully fitted, highly realistic dentures to improve your bite and restore your smile, our Charlotte dental practice, serving Matthews and surrounding communities, can meet and exceed your expectations. Schedule a consultation with one of our dentists today to learn more.

Hope for Patients That Are Missing Teeth

As we age, many people lose their teeth. In most cases, tooth loss is due to advanced periodontal disease. If you have already lost many or all of your teeth, there is no need to give up hope. We can still help you regain a beautiful smile and strong bite using dentures.

Even a few years ago, the very idea of dentures conjured up images of large, overly uniform, false-looking teeth that were unreliable and often ill-fitting. Times have changed. Using advanced techniques, we are able to create customized dentures in Charlotte, NC that outshine, outperform, and outlast anything that your grandmother had. Not only that, but they are economical too. We offer many different payment options so each of our patients can afford our long-lasting, natural-looking dentures.

Implant-Fixed Overdenture Options

Dental Implants CharlotteYou can learn more about your treatment options and whether dentures are right for you during a consultation with one of our dedicated, highly trained dentists. We can help you make the right decision based on a number of factors, like your lifestyle and specific health needs. We offer a range of dentures, including full and partial, removable and fixed, and will find a solution that works best for you. Although dentures are the place that some of our patients begin their journey to rehabilitating their mouths, we believe that this is only the first step, or Phase I.

In addition to traditional dentures, we are proud to offer dental implant-supported dentures, also known as overdentures. In our practice we use the Teeth-In-Place™ option. This is a highly predictable procedure that is, in some cases, more affordable for some patients. Check out our sister site, CharlotteDentalImplant.Com, to find out more about this amazing procedure. Dental implants provide an extremely secure base for your restoration, and not only feel natural, but can withstand decades of normal wear from chewing. They also give the jawbone the stimulation it needs to thrive; without this stimulation, the bone can start to deteriorate, causing the collapse of the facial features and other complications.

These innovative dentures rely on implant-supported attachment systems to provide stability and withstand the powerful forces that chewing generates. There are numerous new systems available, like the implant-supported Zest® Locator Attachment System, a type of overdenture that does not rest on the gums, but is secured by titanium posts surgically embedded in the jawbone. We also offer All-On-4, which uses immediate-placement implants to replace an entire dental arch in a single appointment. Each type of denture offers distinct advantages and disadvantages, but all provide greater security than old-fashioned dentures. And our dentures are customized to a precise degree, meaning they are virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth.

The Design and Placement of Implant-Fixed Overdentures

The process of designing and placing your implant-fixed overdentures begins with a free dental implant screening to see if you have the bone mass and quality to have dental implants. We will take a three-dimensional CT scan to look at your jawbone and determine whether it is strong enough to hold the implant posts. The doctor will review this with you as well as take time to discuss what some of your options may be. If you have worn removable dentures for a long time, you may have bone or gum tissue loss that needs to be addressed before proceeding with treatment.

A patient coordinator will then be able to sit down with you to discuss logistics like cost, timing and any needs or options you may have. If it makes sense to you to move forward with them we will schedule some time to collect some more diagnostic data as well as a comprehensive exam and review of your medical history. We may also take digital impressions with our Trios scanner as well.

Once we have determined that you have sufficient jawbone and gum tissue, we carefully plan the placement of the implant posts. Our team will identify exactly how many implant posts to place, and where to place them in order to best support the overdentures. The dental implant posts can be placed in a single visit, and left to heal for about 12 weeks. During that time, the posts fuse with the jawbone, becoming part of the bone’s anatomy. This provides an extremely secure and stable foundation for the artificial teeth. While the posts are healing, we can construct your new overdentures based on the measurements, photographs and other records of your mouth. If you already have dentures that you like, often we can modify them or duplicate the way they look to attach to your implant posts.

Patients often worry that at some point during the process they will be without teeth. This rarely (if ever) happens. Our goal is to make sure you NEVER leave our office looking worse than when you came in. And, that includes making sure that you have a beautiful set of teeth wherever you are in the process.

After healing, we will remove the temporary teeth and attach your custom-crafted overdentures to the implant posts. Some implant posts have built-in attachment pieces to which the dentures clip. We will check to ensure that you can bite down, speak and smile naturally, and we can make any last-minute adjustments on the spot.

There might be a slight adjustment period as you get used to eating and speaking with your implant-fixed overdentures. You should not experience pain and you will quickly adapt to your new teeth. With the proper care, your implant-fixed overdentures can last for years.

Sedation dentistry techniques are available to make the entire treatment process a comfortable experience. Our dentists will administer medications that put you into a deeply relaxed state, unable to feel pain but still able to respond to our questions and cues. Many of our dental implants patients have had successful treatment with sedation dentistry techniques.

Come in for a Complimentary Dental Implant Screening and get a Free 3D CT Scan ($500 value).

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Whatever your dental care needs, we are here to help and guide you. In addition to using the most advanced techniques, each member of our team is handpicked for their friendly, genuinely compassionate approach to treatment.

Learn more about how our restorative solutions can help you regain the smile you’ve been missing. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

Below are just a few pictures of some Cosmetic Smile Makeover Dentures in Charlotte, NC we have done in the past. Yes! These after pictures are Dentures!

Smiling woman before dentures
Smiling woman after dentures
Frowning man before dentures
Man smiling broadly after dentures
Woman with broken, yellowed teeth
Smiling woman with straight, white teeth
Woman with broken, yellowed teeth
Smiling woman with white, straight teeth
 

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