Croasdaile Smiles
Cosmetic Dentistry
2900 Croasdaile Drive, Suite 2, Durham, NC 27705
919-383-8619

Dentures

Dentures are removable prosthetic replacements for missing teeth usually made from special resins and may incorporate metal for additional strength. Dentures can be either “complete” or “partial” both of which are specially designed and custom fitted to the individual. Properly made and fitted, dentures can significantly enhance the appearance and function.
Complete dentures will replace all of the upper, lower or both sets of teeth

Removable Partial Dentures

A partial denture is used in conjunction with healthy teeth whereby the structure of the denture is anchored to surrounding natural teeth using custom designed metal anchors. Partial dentures not only improve the appearance and function but also prevent the remaining teeth from drifting out of line.

Alternatives to Dentures

Dental implants or bridge-work may be an alternative treatment to dentures but we will advise as to the most appropriate technique on an individual case basis.

The process of making partial dentures may require some minor tooth modifications to ensure that the dentures fit correctly and comfortably. Part of the initial treatment will involve careful impressions of the mouth – this will allow precise construction of the denture in the dental laboratory. Following completion of your denture, you will be invited to a try-in appointment to fine tune the fit, color and shape. We will also inform as to the most appropriate care for your new denture.