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What Are the Benefits of Dentures?
Dentures are removable replacements for your damaged and missing teeth. Tooth loss can be embarrassing and unhealthy. When teeth are missing, jawbones degrade, facial muscles sag and chewing is difficult. Custom-made dentures can help you avoid these health pitfalls and restore your self-confidence and smile. These durable appliances come in a variety of forms, from those that attach to your existing teeth to ones that snap onto dental implants. If you want to feel confident while eating, smiling and speaking, now may be the right time to get more information. Call our office to find out what denture option is a good fit for you.
What Types of Dentures Are Available?
There are many different types of affordable quality dentures, from full sets to partials. Our dentists work closely with you to determine the right appliance for you, but here’s a quick overview of some potential options.
If you’ve lost most of your natural teeth on your upper or lower jaw, you may need a full, also called complete, denture. To prepare for a full lower denture or a full upper denture, your remaining teeth are removed. Our dentist will give you temporary same-day dentures to use while your gums heal from the extractions. Once your gums have recovered, we’ll fit you with your new permanent denture.
Conventional and Implant-Supported Dentures
There are two types of full dentures: conventional and implant-supported. Conventional appliances rest directly on your gums. Implant-supported appliances attach to posts placed into your gums. Both types are removable for cleaning and nighttime storage.
Do you want to keep your healthy teeth and replace only the missing or damaged teeth? Partials may be a good option for you. Several different types of partials are available. With a metal denture, metal clasps hook around healthy adjacent teeth. A flexible partial denture features plastic clasps and gums that mimic your natural gum color so they blend into your newly restored smile. This type of device also has a pliable base that conforms easily to your mouth.
What Are All-on-Four® Dentures?
Implant-supported dentures in Johns Creek are sturdy and durable. The All-on-Four® style attaches to four dental posts implanted into your gums, giving you a secure fit and stronger biting and chewing ability. All-on-Four dentures are usually more affordable than replacing each missing or damaged tooth with an individual tooth implant, and they help you preserve your existing bone and gum health.
Are Quality Dentures Affordable?
Many factors go into determining denture prices, including the type of denture selected and how much pre-denture treatment is required. The materials you choose also affect cost. For instance, traditional dentures cost a bit more than flexible options, but they tend to last longer. Our dentists are committed to providing affordable quality dentures, and we work closely with you to find the right treatment for you and your budget. Give us a call, and we’ll schedule a consultation to review your options.
What Is the Procedure for Getting Dentures?
The procedure varies from person to person, but it usually involves several steps. First, your teeth, gums and jaw need to be healthy enough to support a new denture appliance. Pre-denture treatments may involve tooth extractions and crown placements. Then your dentist will make an impression of your mouth so your new device fits well and replicates your bite. Once your new teeth replacements are ready, your dentist may adjust the appliance to improve comfort and function.
What Is a Soft Reline for Dentures?
If the shape of your mouth and jaw change over time, you can still preserve the fit and function of your dentures with relining. Soft denture reline materials are liquid polymers designed to cushion and improve denture fit. Usually, relining your denture costs less than replacing the denture altogether, and the procedure is convenient.
Feel free to contact our office staff for more information about the denture options we offer.