Your lifestyle is completely altered when you are missing all or most of your teeth. Patients may be unable to thoroughly chew certain foods or pronounce words effectively if they’re missing several teeth. It’s important to seek out tooth replacement options as soon as your experience tooth loss so that we can find a restorative option that best meets your needs. Dr. Hudgens works with patients to create custom-made dentures and partials for replacing lost teeth and restoring the function of your smile.
We also offer consultations for implant-supported dentures and partials for patients looking for a more stable bite pattern. Learn more about our dentures & partials options below.
Dentures & Partials in Charleston, SC
Dr. Hudgens is an experienced restorative dentist in Charleston, SC. He has helped patients of all ages restore their smiles from the effects of tooth loss. If you are missing all or most of your teeth, Dr. Hudgens can provide you with dentures or partials to restore your smile. Our dentures & partials are always made using dental impressions of your own soft tissues to ensure they are comfortable to wear and secure while in use.
Types of Dentures
There are three main types of dentures:
- Traditional dentures: Traditional dentures replace a full arch of missing teeth. They use suction to stay in place in your mouth. Usually, a mild adhesive is required to ensure they stay in your mouth the way they should. With developments in dentistry, cosmetic dentures are less bulky and look more natural than ever.
- Partials: Partial dentures are similar to dental bridges. Instead of replacing a full arch of missing teeth, they replace a section of consecutive missing teeth. They need to be clasped to anchor teeth on each side of the span. These can be natural teeth, teeth fitted with dental crowns, or dental implants.
- Implant-Supported Dentures: Implant-supported dentures are the most comfortable option. Instead of suction, they attach to strategically placed dental implants in your mouth. They’re more stable and offer a host of other benefits that come with dental implants
Traditional dentures and partials are made of a metal and resin base that supports plastic or porcelain teeth. They most commonly replace a full arch of missing teeth. Traditional dentures use adhesive and suction to stay in your mouth. Each night, they must be taken out and cleaned properly to remove the adhesive. Dentures can’t remain in your mouth overnight. Wearing them constantly causes irritation and pain on the soft tissues of your gums.
Implant-Secured Dentures in Charleston, SC
While traditional dentures are removable oral appliances, there is also the option of getting implant-secured dentures. Using a few strategically placed dental implants. your dentist can secure the restored set of dentures to the implants. This would anchor your dentures in place, preventing slippage and discomfort.
If you are worried about the maintenance associated with removable dentures, keeping track of your oral appliance, or even if you are generally unsure about adapting to life with dentures, ask Dr. Hudgens for more information on implant-secured dentures. Many patients find that this option allows them to get back to enjoying life with a full set of beautiful and functional teeth.
Implant-secured dentures offer the added benefits that come with dental implants. Unlike traditional dentures, they don’t have to be readjusted or replaced as your jawbone changes. Implants stop the jawbone deterioration that occurs when you lose the tooth root. Implants provide a stable base for a lifetime restoration.
Schedule An Appointment
The Charleston, SC dentist office of Dr. R. Edward Hudgens is currently welcoming new patients of all ages. If you are interested in learning more about your tooth replacement options. schedule an appointment with Dr. Hudgens today. Together, we can devise a plan to restore your smile following tooth loss effectively.