About Removable Dentures
Adults may loose teeth due to tooth decay, but customized dentures can restore the smile to a normal appearance. False teeth by way of dentures can be customized for the full mouth, or just some of the mouth, referred to as partial dentures. This dental restoration treatment, regardless if the dentures are partial or full allow individuals to regain a normal look and function of the teeth. Removable dentures allow patients to use their teeth and mouths with full function, including eating, drinking, and speaking. Unlike permanent dentures that are anchored into the jawbone, these dentures can be fitted for the the lower or the upper, or both, and can be taken out when needed. Our dentists at DentalWorks - Durham in Durham, NC use professional dental laboratories to produce all of our tailored dentures, using the best materials so they appear natural.
"I have been to this office four times now, and each time I experience a pleasant, smooth appointment process, something I have not experienced at other dental offices. The first time I came in, I had an infected wisdom tooth that needed to be pulled. They went ahead and gave me antibiotics and a mouthwash to use while the infection cleared up, took bitewings, and had me come back to get both wisdom teeth on the top out. The oral surgeon (can't remember his name but he was very nice) had both teeth out in just a few minutes, explained everything to me very thoroughly, and listened when I told him that I need more Novocaine than most people as I am a natural redhead and therefore more resistant to anesthesia.At the time of my wisdom teeth being removed, they told me that I needed a list of cleanings and fillings as I had not been to the dentist in a long time, but that I could schedule them at my convenience, when I could afford to come back.Last week, I broke a tooth and came in to have an exam done. They told me I needed a cleaning on that quadrant of my mouth before they could fill the cavity and broken area, and scheduled me. The hygienist was kind, gentle, and patient, and very thorough. She told me I would probably need to take Tylenol or Ibuprofen following my appointment for a day or so while my gums recovered from the scaling and root planing. I went back in yesterday to have the tooth filled and Dr. Legler was great, he remembered me from the previous cleaning visit when I said I needed extra numbing, without me saying it out loud. When I did feel pain during the procedure, he offered me the option to keep going or get numbed again- I tried to brave it one more time but the second time I raised my hand he went ahead and numbed me more and was very kind and patient about having to stop his procedure halfway through to make me more comfortable. Until I have a reason not to I will continue to come to this dental office! I've had nothing but good experiences here, the staff are always great and even though I hate dental appointments I always leave feeling like I worked myself up for nothing because they make it so easy."- A.K. / Google / Nov 27, 2017
"Friendly, professional service. Very understanding staff got me through tough procedure with virtually no pain and kind support. Highly recommend."- P.S. / Google / Nov 27, 2017
"Myself and three of my sons go to dental works for orthodontic care. The staff is always warm and friendly. And although we have had different orthodontist over the coarse of care they have all been top notch"- J.S. / Google / Nov 06, 2017
"Great experience every time. The Staff is always pleasant. The front staff are incredible as well."- L.P. / Google / Oct 16, 2017
"They are great. All of the staff and Dentist are great. Jessica is definitely awesome. The two hygienist that worked with my kids were also amazing. Everyone is very informative and they really seem to care. I drive over an hour to go to this office but its worth it."- A.D. / Facebook / Oct 13, 2017
What to Expect
Denture treatment begins with our dental practitioner at DentalWorks - Durham prepping the patient's teeth to be ready, which possibly could include a full exam and cleaning, as well as extractions or fillings. After the mouth is prepped, imaging X-rays and molded impressions will be created and sent to our laboratory so that the customized dentures can be created. While the permanent dentures are being created, our dentists will provide the patient temporary dentures to wear. When the new dentures are ready our dentists will fit and adjust them as needed for a long lasting fit.
Removal dentures require at-home care instructions so they remain in proper condition. The dentists at DentalWorks - Durham will give these instructions when the patient receives their dentures. If taken care of, removable dentures can hold up for 10 years or longer. Our dentists recommend that patients get annual exams to verify that the fit of the dentures are acceptable.
Generally, dental insurance covers some of the cost for dentures. The total fee covered depends on the patient's dental policy, but our accounting department at DentalWorks - Durham will contact the patient's provider to understand their costs. We invite patients to contact DentalWorks - Durham in Durham, NC to ask about our payment plans in case insurance is not accepted.
Plan Your Procedure
If you are experiencing difficulty chewing and speaking due to lost teeth, partial or full customized dentures by DentalWorks - Durham in Durham, NC can reestablish the function and appearance of your smile. Each denture is individually made with the color, materials, shapes, and sizes required to match your teeth and face to provide your ideal fit and a beautiful, natural-looking smile. Schedule a consultation with our dentists at DentalWorks - Durham to learn more about the advantages of personalized dentures.