Living with multiple missing teeth can cause discomfort, interfere with chewing and speaking, and make you feel self-conscious.
Dr. Charles A. Porter provides traditional and implant-supported dentures at his Charlotte, NC, practice to fully rebuild your smile.
So why should you invest in this trusted dentistry treatment?
Eat, Speak, and Smile with Confidence Again
Turn back the Clock
Our dentist, Dr. Porter, uses only the highest-quality dental materials to craft custom appliances for our patients. He can carefully design your restoration to complement your facial features, improving the appearance of puckered lips and sunken cheeks for a more youthful look.
Restore Your Quality of Life
Losing natural teeth can cause daily annoyances. Our dentist can restore your oral function, allowing you to speak clearly and eat comfortably. With a newly rebuilt smile, many of our patients find new enjoyment in life.
Benefit from Implants
Dr. Porter also offers dentures supported by dental implants at our Charlotte dental practice. Implants are titanium posts which, once placed, can keep your dental appliance securely in place and prevent jawbone recession.
Rebuild Your Smile Today
Missing teeth can interfere with every aspect of your daily life.
If you are ready to restore your smile and your quality of life, contact our practice online or call us at:
Dr. Charles Porter has been providing comfortable, affordable dental care to patients in Charlotte, NC, for over 25 years. He has undergone extensive training to stay up-to-date on the latest techniques and technology available in dentistry. In addition, he studied with Dr. Michael E. Pruett for additional training in dental implant placement.
CareCredit® financing and in-house plans are available to help cover out-of-pocket costs.
The Additional Benefits of Opting for Implants
While conventional partial dentures, or partials, and complete dentures are an affordable option for widespread tooth loss, these restorations cannot address the jawbone atrophy associated with tooth loss. Once teeth are lost, the tissue in your jaw begins to deteriorate. Over time, this issue can affect the stability of any remaining teeth and change the shape of your face.
Fortunately, Dr. Porter has trained extensively in restorative dentistry and the placement of dental implants. An implant-supported denture from a well-trained dentist can replace missing teeth and prevent further tooth loss, allowing you to enjoy improved oral health for years to come.
Dr. Porter is a wonderful dentist. I have been going to him for the last 8 years. Dr. Porter and his staff have always explained all procedures or courses of treatment, so I know what needs to be done... I also like that they start at 7:00 am and I have come many times before work. The staff is always very friendly.
I'm so glad I found Dr. Porter and his whole staff. My son and I have been patients for 20 years or more. They have done so much to improve my dental health and they are like family to me. They stay up to date with the latest technologies and techniques, and I've had nothing but great trips to their office.View On Facebook
Digital X-Rays and 3-D Imaging to Plan Your Treatment
Dr. Porter works to keep our Charlotte practice up-to-date with the latest dental technologies so you can benefit from optimal results. For example, digital x-rays produce more accurate images with a much lower level of radiation.
In addition, Dr. Porter is trained in 3-D imaging which can create a panoramic visualization of your gum tissue, jaws, remaining teeth, and all the supporting structures. This dentistry system allows us to pinpoint the ideal location for dental implants if you opt for an implant-supported restoration.
Your Treatment Timeline Will Depend on Whether Implants Are Involved
Traditional partial dentures and removable dentures typically require only two visits to our office. However, patients who desire the enhanced stability of implants will require additional appointments and procedures. Dr. Porter can give you a personalized treatment timeline during a consultation at our practice.
Adapting to Your Denture
Your dentures may feel odd for the first few weeks and you may notice extra saliva in your mouth. As you adjust, this issue should go away. Patients with traditional complete dentures may also notice some irritation or soreness. Your cheeks and tongue will learn to keep your restoration in place within a few weeks.
While you adapt, you should:
- Eat soft foods
- Cut your food into small pieces
- Be cautious with hot or hard foods
You may need to practice speaking or other common functions until you become more comfortable with the device.
Dr. Porter and his staff are top-notch! He has been my dentist for over 10 years and I am always satisfied with his work. He and his staff are unmatched in their skills, professionalism and care for their patients.
Most wonderful people in the world. Dr Porter and his staff are amazing. Nicest group you'll ever meet. Highest recommendation!
We Can Help You Learn to Care for Dentures
Proper care and hygiene are important for the health of both your dentures and your smile.
To keep your denture clean and safe, you should:
- Never place it in hot water
- Brush and rinse the appliance daily
- Refrain from using toothpaste on dentures
- Use a soft-bristled brush for cleaning
- Keep the device moist
- Use a specially designed cleaner
Our team can provide recommendations on the best products and techniques for at-home care.