Get a patient-centered approach to dentures at Carolina Mountain Dental
Losing a tooth is no fun; losing more than one creates problems that you have to solve to be able to eat properly and smile widely. It doesn’t matter if you’ve had a lifetime of dental issues and lost your teeth one by one over the years. Even if you find yourself with health problems or injuries that caused you to lose them all at once, dentures are an effective, affordable solution.
When you look for dentures in Asheville, you must insist on finding a compassionate, experienced, reliable dentist who understands your frustration and wants to serve your best interests. Your local dentist must be committed to helping you get the quality of life you deserve. And dentures often prove to be the best alternative for you, your budget and your lifestyle.
What Are Dentures Anyway?
In a nutshell, dentures are removable appliances with teeth attached. They fill the void in your mouth when your natural teeth can’t be salvaged. Dentures:
- Allow you to chew your food and eat nutritionally complete meals
- Complete your facial appearance
- Prevent you from looking older than you are
- Help you speak clearly
- Fill out your face and your profile so your cheeks don’t sag
- Improve your smile
- Closely resemble your natural teeth
Before you lost your teeth — or when you’re going through the process of getting bad teeth removed — you may have taken so many things for granted: like eating, smiling and talking. Once your teeth are gone, those simple actions become difficult or embarrassing. The emotional impact of losing all your teeth takes its toll too. You try to cover up your mouth when you smile, avoid social interactions and rely on soft foods for nourishment. We can relieve you of all those concerns.
Tooth Loss and You
If you feel embarrassed or ashamed about losing your teeth, you are not alone. There are nearly 35 million people in the United States that don’t have any teeth, according to The American College of Prosthodontists. And another 178 million are missing at least one tooth.
The medical consequences of not replacing missing teeth are serious. If you don’t wear dentures, you face a higher risk for:
- Nutritional deficiencies
- Coronary artery disease
The reasons for tooth loss are varied, though the most common causes of complete tooth loss are gum disease and decay. You may need dentures for other reasons that could include:
- Injury to your mouth
- Wear and tear
- Oral cancer, which kills one person every hour in the U.S.
Contact a compassionate dentist in Asheville.
You Have Options
Your missing teeth can be replaced with complete denture if you are missing all of your teeth, or you can go with partial dentures if your remaining teeth are strong enough to anchor a partial denture. If you are looking for the most comfortable and stable option, you can go with implant supported dentures. While you are waiting for your individual, unique dentures to be made, you can wear temporary dentures, or you can have your dentures placed the same day your remaining teeth are removed, so you don’t have to go a day without teeth.
We Can Help with Other Decisions Too
The best news is that you don’t have to make all these decisions alone. Your experienced team at Asheville’s Carolina Mountain Dental explains all the details, giving you all the information so can make an informed decision about what’s best for you. When you need a compassionate dentist who has your best interests in mind, call (828) 252-6541.
A Promising Transition
Getting accustomed to dentures isn’t a picnic — no one tells you that it’s easy. That’s why it’s so vital that you choose to get your dentures from a dental team that’s devoted to your needs and your comfort. At Carolina Mountain Dental you can expect:
- Accurate molds taken of your gums so that your dentures fit well
- Instruction and training on how to eat, talk and manage your new dentures
- Tips on how to clean and care for your dentures
- Adjustments, as needed
- Encouragement while you make the transition
Getting dentures is a big decision, one that you’ll never regret. Rely on the team at Asheville’s Carolina Mountain Dental — they educate you about all your options and prepare you for the transition. Where is a local dentist who remains on your side, managing your expectations? Carolina Mountain Dental in Asheville fits together perfectly to help you live a full, happy and healthy life.
Make an appointment to discover your denture options.
Call (828) 252-6541 to get dentures in Asheville.
About Dr. Efird
Dr. Jeff Efird has practiced dentistry for over 20 years. His love and respect for the dental profession continues to grow as he sees patients positively affected by proper oral health and quality treatment under his care. Dr. Efird understands a relationship with a dentist is a lifelong endeavor and values the respect and trust his patients extend.
Dr. Efird began his training as an undergraduate at UNC Chapel Hill. He attained a degree in chemistry before continuing his education and graduating from the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry in 1987.
Dedicated to expanding his own knowledge and that of his practice, Dr. Efird has completed over 1000 hours of continuing education since graduating from dental school. Over the last decade he has focused most of his education of advanced restorative techniques and implant restorative solutions. Much of the training has been associated with the renowned Spear Education center in Scottsdale.
A member of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, North Carolina Dental Society, and Buncombe County Dental Society, Dr. Efird is committed to providing outstanding quality care to patients in Western North Carolina. He lives in Asheville with his wife and son, and loves to fish and build handcrafted boats.