Imagix Dental of Alpharetta
11125 Jones Bridge Road, Suite 200, Alpharetta, GA 30022
Trauma, decay, and periodontal disease can all lead to tooth loss. If you are hiding your smile because of one or more missing teeth, our experienced Alpharetta dentists can help. We offer a wide range of affordable quality dentures guaranteed to improve the aesthetics of your smile and protect your long-term dental health.
A smile that is aesthetically pleasing improves confidence and self-esteem. Tooth loss not only detracts from your appearance, but it can also make it difficult to eat your favorite foods or speak properly. Over time, you may even notice changes in your jaw and facial structure. Dentures are custom-made dental prosthetics designed to simulate the appearance and function of natural teeth. A denture typically consists of artificial teeth made from acrylic resin or porcelain attached to a removable frame that rests on the gums or attaches to implant posts made of biocompatible titanium. While dentures are a financial investment, they can last for years with proper care.
Every patient is unique, which is why we are proud to offer a variety of denture options. The following are just a few of the tooth replacement options available at our Alpharetta practice:
A full or complete denture may be the best option if you need all of the teeth on your upper or lower jaw replaced. A full denture can be either removable or fixed in place with the help of dental implants.
Similar to a bridge, a partial denture replaces one or more missing teeth by attaching to the adjacent healthy teeth. Unlike a bridge that is attached to the supporting teeth using crowns, a partial has metal clasps that slip over the adjacent teeth.
A flexible partial denture is more lightweight than a traditional partial. They also have a flexible base and clasps that move with your mouth and are more comfortable than the traditional acrylic base and metal clasps. The base of a flexible partial is also gum-colored, so they look more natural.
If you are looking for a denture that never slips and doesn’t require messy adhesives, an implant-supported denture may be right for you. Bar-retained and ball-retained dentures are both a type of removable implant-supported denture. The bar-retained version features a denture that connects to implants using clips that are attached to a metal bar. A ball-retained denture has a ball-shaped socket that connects to a corresponding attachment on the implant.
Other implant-supported dentures are not removable. The teeth are permanently attached to two or more implants. Many of our patients find that this type of denture has the most natural look and feel.
Schedule a consultation today to find out which of our tooth replacement options is right for your needs and budget.
The unique All-on-4® implant system offers the function and convenience of a fixed denture but with more stability and biting power. The All-on-4 system uses four implants, which is less than traditional dental implants. The increased stability comes from the fact that two of the implants are inserted at an angle. The denture itself is permanently attached to the implant and will never slip out of place.
The process of getting your new teeth will most likely take several visits to our office; however, the exact procedure will depend on the type of denture that you choose. It is important that your new teeth fit inside your mouth properly, so the dentist will start by taking detailed measurements of your mouth and making an impression of your teeth so that we can replicate your natural bite. The next step involves preparing the mouth by removing any damaged or diseased teeth, and placing the implants that will support the denture if needed. You will be provided with a temporary denture to wear as you heal from the extractions or implant surgery. Once you are completely healed, the dentist will attach your permanent denture and make any necessary adjustments.
The final cost of your new teeth will be based on several factors, such as the amount of preparatory work required, the type of denture used, and the type of material used to make the denture. Call today to learn more about our payment and financing options that can help you manage your treatment cost.
If you are experiencing denture pain or sore spots on your gums, we can replace the acrylic lining with a pliable one that is much easier on the gums.
Call our Alpharetta office today to schedule an appointment with one of our denture specialists.