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Getting Dentures with Brightside Family Dental

Whether you’re getting your first set of partial and full dentures in Chapel Hill or you need a qualified restorative dentist to reline and restore your dentures, Dr. Manish Mistry is here to help. At Brightside Family Dental, we specialize in both full and partial dentures in Chapel Hill. Get in touch today to learn more about how we can help restore the function and beauty of your smile with dentures!

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Convenient Denture Services

We offer a wide range of denture services, from treatment planning to repairing and relining
Our approach is communicative and informative, so you’ll know what to expect every step of the way
Our team specializes in building both partial dentures and full dentures
Dr. Mistry has years of experience creating comfortable, high-quality dentures for patients of all ages

How Do Partial Dentures Work?

Partial dentures are used to restore one or more missing teeth. They use a metal-and-plastic framework, which supports one or more false teeth. These teeth fit perfectly into the empty sockets where your missing teeth used to be. Usually, partial dentures are held in place using metal clips, which attach to your remaining healthy teeth. This prevents them from moving and ensures that you can eat, speak, and chew properly.

Partial dentures are a good option if you are missing several teeth, but your other teeth are free of any major dental issues. They are often more affordable than dental bridges and dental implants, and they are usually covered by dental insurance.

Are Full Mouth Dentures Right For Me?

Full mouth dentures are designed to replace the upper, lower, or both arches of your teeth. To get full dentures, all of your teeth must be removed, since dentures are designed to be held in place by friction and fit perfectly over your gums. This is why full mouth dentures are usually only recommended if you are already missing most of your teeth or if you have serious oral health problems.

Do You Offer Same-Day Emergency Appointments?

Yes! We offer same-day emergency appointments for all of our patients at Brightside Family Dental. If you’ve lost one or more of your teeth and you would like to have them replaced as soon as you can, we’re here to help.

If possible, we request that you give us a call at (919) 338-7010 before you come in. This way, you can tell us about your issue and we can adequately prepare before your arrival, and ensure we provide you with the fastest possible service. However, we also do accept walk-in emergency patients at our office, which is located at 26 Knox Way, Suite 400, Chapel Hill, NC 27516. Don’t hesitate to come in if you need immediate care and want to replace your missing teeth.

How do I care for my dentures?

After you get your new set of dentures from Dr. Manish Mistry at Brightside Family Dental, he will give you a comprehensive set of instructions on how to care for your new dentures. Most of these steps are very easy to understand. Let’s discuss a few of them now.
First, you should remove your dentures and rinse them after each meal, and brush your gums or teeth, if possible, to remove food particles. You can also just rinse your mouth with water or mouthwash if you can’t brush at the time. This helps reduce food buildup and bacteria buildup.

In addition to frequent rinses, you also should brush your dentures each night before you go to bed. Use a soft bristled brush and a non-abrasive denture cleaner to remove any food or other debris from your dentures. This helps keep them in good condition, reduces the risk of stains, and also helps remove denture adhesive. 

Your dentures also should not be worn at night, in most cases, but they will need to be kept moist. You can soak them in water or in a denture-cleaning solution while you sleep. This keeps them moist and stops them from warping. Rinse them off in the morning before putting your dentures back into your mouth. 

Take care when handling your new dentures. Dentures are quite brittle and can break if they’re dropped onto a hard sink or floor. Consider putting down a towel on the sink or putting some water in the sink bowl if you are worried about dropping your dentures while cleaning them.

If you have any other questions or concerns, Dr. Mistry can answer them at your appointment, and ensure you know everything you need to know about proper denture care in Chapel Hill.

can I afford dentures?

Yes. Dentures are the most inexpensive way to replace your missing teeth, and they are almost always covered, at least partially, by dental insurance. 

In addition, we offer financing for patients through CareCredit and Lending Club at Brightside Family Dental. If you cannot pay for the cost of your dentures up-front, you may qualify for interest-free financing.

If you need dentures but are not sure that you can afford them, please contact us today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Mistry. At your appointment, you can discuss the expected cost of your treatment, payment options, and other information, and get the dental care you need in Chapel Hill.

How Long Do Dentures Last? 

You can expect a set of dentures to last between 5-7 years, depending on how well you care for them. As you may expect, dentures experience a lot of wear & tear as you eat, chew, speak, and bite. Over time, this can warp them and damage them. Or, the shape of your gums or jaw may change, requiring a new set of dentures.

If your dentures are worn out, they may start to cause discomfort or may not fit properly, so it’s important to replace them regularly. Six-month checkups at our office with Dr. Mistry will ensure that your dentures are always in good shape, and that you can have a new set of dentures fitted if your current set is wearing out.

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anne w.

"I highly recommend Dr. Mistry! He is very thorough and knowledgeable! I recently had a root canal and was nervous about the procedure but Dr. Mistry did an excellent job! He took the time to make sure there was no pain and the healing process went smoothly. He also explained each part of the procedure in a way I was able to fully understand."

trecia j.

"Dr. Mistry was AWESOME. Usually, I am nervous about going to the dentist but he explained the procedure so that I could understand. I left there pain free. My sister Wendy Jarrell referred me and I am grateful.

On behalf of the Jarrell family... We thank you."

bill h.

"Dr. Mistry did a wonderful job on my teeth, particularly the work he did on a bridge on the left side. I would highly recommend him to anyone for your dental needs!"

"We have your entire well-being in mind, not just your teeth."
– Dr. Mistry

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