Dentures in Charlestown, RI

Arrowhead Dental Associates provides dentures in Charlestown, RI. Call us today at 401-364-6300 to learn more and schedule your appointment.

Dentures are a tooth replacement option that can give you a new, functional smile. Whether some or all of your teeth need to be replaced, there are dentures that can meet your specific needs.

Full Dentures

A complete denture is a removable appliance that is used to restore your smile and mouth function if all of your teeth have been lost. Dentures are custom created to resemble your natural teeth and are positioned into your mouth to take the place of where the natural teeth used to be. Full dentures are removable and may require adjustments in order to create a proper fit.

Partial Dentures

A partial denture is a removable appliance used when one or more teeth are missing, but natural teeth still remain in the jaw. They attach to the existing teeth with metal pieces that wrap around them.

Implant Supported Dentures

Full and partial dentures can be anchored in place by dental implants. A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is surgically placed in the jaw. A few dental implants can anchor a complete set of full or partial dentures. These are more secure with less slipping while eating or talking and can be removed based on your needs and preferences.

Dentures in Charlestown, RI

Frequently Asked Questions About Dentures

How much do dentures cost?

The cost of dentures depends on a variety of factors, including the materials used, the size and type of the dentures, and any preparatory procedures that may be needed such as pulling teeth or bone grafting. Arrowhead Dental can provide you with an estimate after an initial consultation.

Which is better, traditional dentures or implant supported dentures?

What’s best for each individual patient differs. Implant supported dentures are more secure and tend to be more comfortable, but they cost more than traditional dentures. Traditional dentures may be more cost effective, but they allow for bone loss in the jaw, whereas implants help to preserve bone structure. Arrowhead Dental will help you weigh the pros and cons to make the best decision for you.

How do you care for dentures?

Removable full and partial dentures can be brushed with a denture cleaning brush and soaked in denture soak or water. Always use cleaning products that are made for the denture type you have, because using the wrong products could damage your dentures.

How long do dentures last?

The lifespan of dentures depends a lot on the quality of the materials used to make them. The higher quality (higher cost) of your dentures, the longer they tend to last. Dentures may last anywhere from 8-12 years.