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

 (704) 274-2992

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-Supported Denture 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 into 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.

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 over-denture that does not rest on the gums, but is secured by titanium posts surgically embedded in the jaw bone. 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.

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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!

Dentures FAQs

What type of dentures does the Ballantyne Center for Dentistry use?

Dentures FAQ CharlotteWe offer a comprehensive range of dentures, including the following:

  • full traditional dentures: replace all of the teeth in the lower or upper arch. Usually takes several visits.
  • partial dentures: replace some of the teeth. Generally considered a temporary option.
  • full digital dentures: better fitting, more durable, and less appointments required than traditional dentures.
  • Teeth in Place™ overdentures: supported by dental implants anchored to the jawbone.

Can I eat with dentures?

Many people are able to comfortably eat with dentures. We recommend avoiding sticky foods and chewing gum, which can adhere to the plastic of the dentures, possibly damaging them. It is always easier to eat with dentures that are stabilized by as few as two dental implants.  Sometimes your current dentures, if not too worn, can be converted to implant retained overdentures.  This is one of the most affordable ways to get better fitting dentures.

Will dentures affect my speech?

After your mouth gets accustomed to the dentures, you should be able to speak and enunciate clearly. We suggest reading out loud to yourself to get used to speaking while wearing dentures.

How can I best take care of my dentures?

Dentures need to be brushed to remove food particles and bacteria. Removable dentures also need to be removed to soak in a special solution at night. We can recommend the best brushes and cleaning products for your dentures.

Can I have dentures placed the same day as tooth extraction?

Yes, some patients opt to have teeth removed and “immediate” dentures placed in the same day. We can recommend whether this is an option for you during consultation.

How much do dentures cost?

The fee for dentures depends on the extent of treatment and other factors. We would be happy to explain the cost of dentures with you once we have an understanding of your specific needs and goals.

Does insurance cover the cost of dentures?

Yes, some dental insurance plans do offer partial or complete coverage for certain types of dentures. We recommend checking your specific plan for details.

If insurance coverage is not an option, we offer numerous dental financing options, including CareCredit. 

What should I do if my top or bottom denture seems loose?

It is never a good idea to have loose dentures. Consult with a dentist immediately if your dentures do not fit well. Loose dentures can cause accelerated bone loss in the jaw leading to the inability to wear dentures at all. The easiest and most cost-effective way to make your dentures fit more tightly is to have them re-lined, or we might recommend stabilizing your denture with dental implant posts.

What are the benefits of implant-fixed dentures?

Implant-fixed dentures fit and feel great in the mouth for improved chewing and speaking. Also, because the implant posts are placed in the jawbone, they keep the bone strong and thriving. This prevents bone loss and the related problems (i.e., the collapse of the facial structures, additional tooth loss).

How many implants are needed to secure an upper or lower denture?

Most people need between two to four implant posts in each jaw to secure their dentures. The exact number depends on factors such as the amount and strength of the jawbone.

Certain systems use a specific number of implants; for example, All-On-4 uses four implant posts per dental arch (as the name suggests).

When should I replace my dentures?

Conventional dentures usually need to be replaced every five to 10 years.

Does it hurt to get dentures placed?

There might be a slight adjustment period as the muscles and tissues of your mouth adapt to supporting dentures. You might experience slight irritation as your mouth adjusts to the dentures, but it should not last long.

 

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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