Modern Dentures in Winston Salem

Close up of patients smile with dentures in Winston Salem NCWhen most people picture dentures, they might imagine unnatural, fabricated teeth that appear obviously fake because they look too perfect. Years ago, this was the case as dentists were restricted by the type of available materials and dental technology they had at the time. These days, however, patients no longer have to face denture treatment with dread! The days of inauthentic, one-size-fits-all dentures are in the past.

At the dental office of Jeffrey J. Tibbs, DDS, we use updated technology and materials and work with skilled technicians who create dentures so realistic that all anyone notices is a healthy, beautiful smile! Today's dentures don’t just look natural; they also help preserve your oral health and function of your smile. Custom dentures replace lost teeth so you can speak, eat, and chew without difficulty or discomfort.

Dr. Tibbs has 30 years’ experience and offers our patients removable dentures as well as modern, state-of-the-art implant-supported dentures. Either choice can be personalized to meet your individual oral needs and smile desires. We want our Winston-Salem patients to eat well, speak confidently, and laugh often. In other words, enjoy life. At Jeffrey J Tibbs DDS PA, we are here to not only improve your oral health but also restore your smile and confidence.

Customized Dentures Made Just for Your Smile

We know that it can take a little time to get used to the idea of wearing dentures. But most of our denture patients get excited about the prospect as we go through the important process of customizing their dentures. We use streamlined materials and dental technology that allow us to work with you to determine the perfect full or partial dentures that contour to your smile. Your individualized dentures will be carefully crafted to rest along the profile of your gumline.

Appearance and a comfortable fit go hand in hand, so we encourage you to relax in our cozy dental office as we create dentures that are designed to enhance and improve your smile. All our dentures are made with resin so that skilled technicians can expertly match the color to blend with your gums. Each tooth is placed in the acrylic base, giving it a natural appearance that looks like your smile. Slight variations with each denture mean that your smile is unique to you, and does not look too perfect or fake.

If you live in or around Winston-Salem, NC, and are interested in learning more about dentures and how our experienced dental team can restore your smile, please call Jeffrey J Tibbs DDS PA at (336) 765-7477.

We Offer Two Types of Dentures

Conventional Dentures

Conventional (or traditional) dentures are removable prosthetics that sit on your gums and are held in place by suction and adhesives. After careful planning, we send the specifications to a top dental lab where experienced technicians craft your dentures. The gum-colored acrylic base of your denture forms a comfortable, secure seal with your gums, and skilled technicians individually place each tooth within the base to imitate the natural look of a smile.

Implant-Supported Dentures

While the process for creating your dentures is pretty much the same with implant-supported dentures, the difference is that they are rooted in your jaw bone using tiny titanium posts that are surgically inserted in your gums. The dentures line up with the dental implants and secure them into place, ensuring that they don’t slip or move around.

Dental implants are durable and help stimulate your jaw bone. Combining implants with dentures provides the most comfortable and secure fit possible. While the advantages of implant-supported dentures vary by patient, many of the benefits include:

  • Dentures stay in place without slipping
  • Dental implants promote bone health
  • Dental implants are permanent with proper care

Your Comfort Matters

Many patients express concern regarding the comfort of their new dentures. Through years of improved dental technology and advanced materials, dentures have come a long way to fitting perfectly and looking natural. These are not the dentures that many people envision—old-fashioned dentures that were too big and looked fake. If you are in Winston-Salem and need a tooth replacement option, call us to learn more about modern dentures.

We use the finest materials that won’t irritate your gums or teeth, and they look like your natural teeth. It is our priority that each of our patients is happy with their dentures, which is why we make sure to take impressions of your mouth and ensure a perfect fit the first time. We want the whole process to be simple, easy, and stress-free.

Denture Consultations in Winston SalemCouple sitting together on the couch wearing partial dentures in Winston Salem NC

Replacing missing or removed teeth is vital for your oral health and self-confidence. Having functional teeth to eat your favorite foods, speak clearly, and look attractive are valid reasons for restoring your smile. Dentures help maintain the integrity and alignment of your bite so that your teeth do not shift. How you feel about your smile can affect social and professional relationships, not to mention general happiness. You deserve to love your smile and feel good about how you look.

During your initial dental examination with Dr. Tibbs, he will first determine whether dentures are the best option for tooth replacement based on your health and needs. Your dentures are customized to fit comfortably in your mouth and blend in with your smile. Dr. Tibbs will take impressions of your mouth and arch to ensure a perfect fit. When choosing your denture teeth, Dr. Tibbs will consider your age, lifestyle, and contours of your face for a natural look. Dentures of the past seldom complimented people since many were too big or didn’t fit with the dimensions of the face, unlike new and modern dentures.

Caring for Your Dentures

With proper care and maintenance, dentures can last for a long time. Oral hygiene is important for your health, and caring for your traditional dentures is similar to caring for natural teeth. You should brush and clean your dentures after each meal. Talk with Dr. Tibbs about the right kind of toothbrush you should use to keep your dentures clean. Traditional dentures can be bent or warped, so be careful how you handle them during cleanings. If you remove dentures overnight, keep them wet by soaking them; dentures can lose shape if allowed to dry.

Caring for your implant-supported dentures that are not removable can also be stress-free and straightforward. They must be cleaned often so that debris and plaque are removed. A special denture brush or Waterpik flosser may be recommended. Learning to handle and clean your dentures properly can take practice.

At Jeffrey J Tibbs DDS PA, we will offer advice and tips on how to maintain your dentures so that they last for a lifetime. We want our patients to consider us a resource and ask questions at any time. Call our Winston-Salem office anytime about the care of your dental prosthetics, no matter how big or small your concern may be.

Call for You First Dental Appointment

Having a missing or removed tooth can impact your life in ways you never anticipated; from your appearance to how you speak, even to your oral health. Investing in your smile and oral health is a lifelong gift to yourself.

If you are dealing with tooth loss and are interested in learning about the options we offer for restoring the beauty, health, and function of your smile, please call our Winston-Salem dental office. Dr. Tibbs and our experienced team look forward to working with you and helping you create your beautiful new smile!