DentureCare and Implant Solutions – Rocky Mount NC
A denture or a complete denture as it is often called, is an appliance that is inserted in the mouth, replaces natural teeth and provides support for the cheeks and lips.
Most dentures are made of acrylic and can be fabricated two different ways.
- A conventional denture is made after all teeth have been extracted and the tissues (gums) have healed.
- An immediate denture is fabricated and inserted immediately after the teeth are extracted and the tissues are allowed to heal under the denture.
- An upper denture has acrylic, usually flesh colored, that covers the palate (roof of the mouth).
- A lower denture is shaped like a horseshoe to leave room for the tongue.
The teeth are made of plastic, porcelain or a combination thereof. Dentures can be fabricated to fit over endodontically treated teeth and a complete denture can be attached to dental implants to allow for a more secure fit of the appliance.
Dentures over a normal course of time will wear and need to be replaced or relined in order to keep the jaw alignment normal. The alignment will slowly change as the bone and gum ridges recede or shrink due to the extraction of the teeth. Regular dental examinations are still important for the denture wearer so that the oral tissues can be checked for disease or change.
Dentures are beneficial in many ways:
- Chewing ability is enhanced by replacing missing teeth with dentures.
- Dentures restore a natural and attractive smile and offer/maintain support of the facial muscles and soft tissues (lips and cheeks).
- Confidence is restored by restoring a beautiful smile.
- Dentures help to improve the ability to pronounce certain words/sounds by replacing missing the teeth that help make those sounds.
DentureCare and Implant Solutions
Patient Review By Cynthia P
When I was little had a very bad experience at the dentist office so, the only time I go to the dentist was I had to. I had to have seven teeth pulled to obtain upper dentures. I honestly wanted to be put to sleep but this doctor reassured me it would be ok. The day came to pull the teeth I can say God was leading this doctor's hands. This dentist was awesome in keeping my anxiety down and he had the teeth out within minutes and his compassion and caring was out of this world. Thanks so much for giving me a new smile and the confidence to smile.
- Cynthia P
Patient Review By Frank J
I have trusted my dental care needs to DENTURE CARE AND IMPLANT SOLUTIONS for a number of years now. Each visit has been one of complete satisfaction... I'm made to feel comfortable and welcome, (without pretense), by every Staff Member at each phase of the treatment process, start to finish. They provide a high level of professional quality service in a very pleasant atmosphere. I'ts been my good fortune to have Ms. Vada, ( Dental Assistant ), help guide me through treatment on a few visits, as she's excellent in her capacity and I find the same to be true among all Staffers here. The Drs. Jernigan are true experts, genuinely concerned about their patients and I will continue seeking their help whenever I have need. "THANKS DENTURE CARE AND IMPLANT SOLUTIONS : 5STAR TEAM TOP TO BOTTOM"
- Frank J
Patient Review By Johnny C
Very well pleased
- Johnny C
Patient Review By David P
Love it. Good Job.
- David P
Patient Review By Henry J
Excellent in every area. This is my third visit.
- Henry J
Patient Review By Sylvia H
I always receive great service when I come here.
- Sylvia H
Patient Review By Elma M
Good and very nice. I have been coming here a long time.
- Elma M
Patient Review By Larry A
Everything was done very good.
- Larry A
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Dr Jernigan had a hard time pulling all 8 teeth but never gave up with me. Everyone was great.
Patient Review By Julia E
All staff treated me as if I was their only concern while they were with me. I was very comfortable in their care.
- Julia E
Patient Review By Denise B
Helpful, friendly, accommodating-will definitely come back if necessary!
- Denise B
Patient Review By Evelyn B
Good attitude, patient
- Evelyn B
Patient Review By Edith B
Would defiantly recommend to friends
- Edith B
Patient Review By Connie B
The staff made this a great experience. I Love my new smile. Thanks! 🙂
- Connie B
Patient Review By Tasha B
I always enjoy the staff. They are very friendly & calls you sweetie.
- Tasha B
Patient Review By James G
The dental assistance were very nice and treated me very good. We were very pleased with whole staff.
- James G
Patient Review By Phillip P
Doctor & staff works very well together
- Phillip P
Patient Review By Wendy T
The friendliest staff and Drs,, would recommend to anyone. And the Drs. are all UNC TARHEELS!
- Wendy T
Patient Review By kathy L
Vada was super great in telling me what to do with my dentures in fitting and taking care of them. Dr Jernigans (both) were very reassuring and showing expertise in pulling and checking my dentures
- kathy L
Patient Review By Nora N
Everytime I have been given great and friendly service.
- Nora N