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If you are suffering from tooth loss, dentures at Charleston Center for Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry, can act as replacement teeth, giving you back your confidence as well as a more comfortable bite. Dr. Rink will create a customized solution for your smile, tailoring your dentures to your anatomy, aesthetic preferences and lifestyle.

What are dentures?

Dentures are dental prostheses that replace some or all of a patient's natural teeth. We understand the impact that tooth loss can have on a patient's quality of life. Our Charleston dentures provided by Dr. Rink that can restore your ability to chew, speak, and smile with total confidence.

Often incorporated into a full mouth reconstruction, dentures come in many shapes, styles, and compositions. Our team of dental professionals knows how important the fit, look, and functionality of dentures are to patients. Made of the highest-quality materials, our dentures are created with special attention to each tooth, using exact measurements taken from the patient's mouth. Our dentures fit precisely, achieving the look of pristine, natural teeth. Custom-crafted in our on-site laboratory, dentures can be created, adjusted, and repaired by our team much faster than practices that outsource denture production.

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What are the different types of dentures?

We offer several different kinds of cosmetic dentures in Charleston to meet a range of needs:

Implant-supported dentures

Implant-supported dentures offer the highest level of stability and comfort. These full or partial dentures attach directly to dental implants, which are titanium posts surgically implanted in the jawbone. One of the greatest benefits of implant-supported dentures is that they will not slip out of place while you are eating or speaking. Implant-supported dentures can also preserve the bone structure of the mouth, which can become weakened in the absence of tooth roots.

Traditional dentures

Traditional dentures are intended to replace all teeth within an arch. They are made of strong, long-lasting materials that provide a natural appearance. Traditional dentures rest upon the gums, held in place with a mild adhesive.

Partial dentures

Partial dentures, also called dental bridges, replace one or more missing teeth, rather than an entire arch. Partials are traditionally clasped to fixed crowns on adjacent natural teeth, or attached to a dental implant. 

What are the benefits of cosmetic dentures?

Dentures offer many benefits over other restorative options, including:

  • Self-esteem – Tooth loss often has a substantial impact on a patient's self-confidence. The smile is one of the most noticeable features of the face, intrinsically connected with a person's self-image. Dentures restore this confidence by making your smile look healthy and natural.
  • Functionality – Dentures improve speech and chewing abilities.
    • Structure – Dentures can restore structural balance and a natural appearance to the face.
    • Relief of jaw stress – The jaw is designed to rest with the upper and lower jaws aligned. When a patient is missing one or more teeth, the jaw rests differently, which can create jaw tension and pain. Dentures realign the bite and can relieve soreness.

    Why choose Dr. Rink in Charleston?

    Dr. Rink provides elegant, natural-looking restorations, including crowns, bridges, implants and porcelain veneers, enhancing your smile as well as your oral hygiene. Our offices boast a wealth of enjoyable amenities that make a visit to the Charleston Center for Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry more akin to a spa excursion than a visit to the dentist office. We provide 3D movies, noise canceling headphones, warm blankets, towels and mittens, and soothing essential oils. Our innovative cutting-edge technology includes CEREC, sedation dentistry and cosmetic digital imaging, all of which allow you to get in and out of the office faster with less discomfort and more piece of mind. 

    Dr. Rank is accredited by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, the South Carolina Dental Association and the Charleston Dental Society.

    What can I expect from my procedure?

    Because we have a dental laboratory on-site, we create custom dentures relatively quickly. Dentures are crafted using molds and impressions of teeth that are taken during a preparatory visit to our office. These measurements take into consideration the shape and size of a person's face to ensure that the size of the dentures is appropriate. We take great care in the selection and positioning of each individual tooth in a set of dentures, to ensure the best possible comfort, appearance, and functionality.

    Once dentures are created, Dr. John Rink will ensure that they fit properly within the mouth. Dentures should feel comfortable and look natural. Any necessary adjustments can usually be performed immediately. We understand that patients want to enjoy their new smiles as soon as possible, and we strive to create the highest quality dentures in a relatively short amount of time. Contact us for a consultation to learn more about some of the best dentures Charleston, SC has to offer. 

    Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19 View Update

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    To Our Wonderful Family of Patients:

    Last night, my wife Connie and I enjoyed the most delicious take-out dinner from FIG restaurant. As always, the food was excellent; however, it was most satisfying to see the local restaurant, along with others, begin its comeback. Our resilient city feels like it is coming back to life—parks are opening and folks and families are enjoying the wonderful spring Charleston air. The Rink dental team is, too, readying itself for the next chapter of practicing dentistry as the community begins reopening its doors.

    We are concentrating on continuing to advance our rock-solid foundation of state-of-the-art infection control. We were blessed to keep our dedicated and passionate team employed during the crisis, and have devoted the entire month of April to research, systematically developing, purchasing and installing the best additional infection control protocols and equipment available. We are ready. This month we will begin the process of a “soft opening” of our practice. What this means for our patients is a resumption of the same excellent restorative, esthetic, and preventive care in the safest and most secure environment available anywhere.

    Additional safety steps will include asking our patients to wait for their appointments in their cars rather than in the reception area. We will ask that you take a moment to fill out a short questionnaire upon your arrival regarding your health and recent travels. We will take everyone’s temperature (including the team) with a forehead scanner as you enter the practice. We will clean and disinfect all touchpoints in the office in between each patient. We have procured the highest quality KN95 masks and face shields for the staff and have carefully researched and purchased the most advanced aerosol containment and purification systems available for the safety of all our patients. These are a few examples of how we have added additional layers of protection for your and our staff’s benefit.

    Finally, I wholly understand that each one of you is an individual with specific desires, needs, and comfort levels. I want you to know that we are here to actively listen to you and to create the best environment for your emotional health. Some will be ready sooner than others to receive care again at our office. Let’s keep the lines of communication open and please know that our relationship with you and your family is our highest priority.

    We look forward to reuniting with everyone but until that time it is our wish that you enjoy good health, good spirits, and peace.

    To your optimal dental health,

    - John F. Rink, DDS, AAACD and team

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