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We’ve reopened in accordance with CDC, O.S.H.A., and State Dental Board guidelines to responsibly resume seeing our patients for regular dental appointments and treatment. We want to assure you of the measures we take to maintain a clean and safe environment so you can continue to receive needed dental care without fear or concern.
When Are Dentures Needed?
When you have missing teeth, it becomes harder to eat and speak. You may also have concerns about the appearance of your smile. Dentures are dental appliances that are custom created to fit your mouth. They are designed to replace natural teeth with artificial ones that have a realistic appearance. Depending on your preferred style, they may be removable or installed permanently in your mouth using implant technology. With correct care, your new dentures will last for many years and promote better long-term oral health.
What Types of Dentures Are Available?
You have many options to choose from when getting a set of dentures. Our dentists will conduct a personalized evaluation to help you choose which type is perfect for fixing your smile. Following are a few options.
How Do Partial and Full Dentures Work?
Partial dentures are used when you only have a few missing teeth to replace. This type works similar to a bridge, but it is not permanently placed. Instead, it is attached using clasps that go over the adjacent teeth. This allows you to remove it at night for cleaning.
A full denture is designed to replace all of the teeth along your jaw. With this type, you will have all of your remaining teeth extracted on the same day, and a temporary denture will be provided for you to wear while your gums heal.
How Do Flexible Partial Dentures Differ?
A flexible partial denture uses a lightweight material that conforms to your mouth for greater comfort compared to the rigid base used for traditional dentures. It also uses a flexible clasp instead of a metal one. These two differences give a more realistic appearance to your smile.
What Is an Implant-Supported Denture?
A traditional denture is made to rest on your gums, while an implant-supported one is held in your mouth securely by either two or four dental implants. Typically, these dentures are made for the lower jaw since upper ones do not require the additional stability that is provided by implants.
What Are the Benefits of All-on-Four® Dentures?
All-on-Four® dental implants are a fairly new denture option that allows our dentists to give you a full set of artificial teeth that are attached to four dental implants that have been placed into your lower jawbone. This option comes with the added benefit of having more biting power, without the denture slipping out of place.
What Is the Process for Getting Dentures?
The process of replacing your missing teeth with dentures can vary. However, it begins with your dentist taking impressions and measurements of your mouth to ensure that the denture will fit your mouth and bite. If needed, extractions are done, and implants are placed in your mouth. When your full or partial denture is ready, our dentist will make adjustments to ensure that it is comfortable and fully functional.
How Can I Find Out How Much Dentures Cost?
There are several factors that influence how much it will cost to get dentures. The type you choose, along with the amount of treatment you need to prepare your mouth, affect the cost. Our dentists are always ready to help you find affordable quality dentures that fit your unique oral health needs. To get an accurate understanding of the cost associated with replacing your teeth, contact us for a consultation about getting dentures in Norcross.
When is a Soft Reline for Dentures Needed?
Hard acrylic lining materials used in traditional dentures sometimes causes pain and sore spots along the gums. A soft denture reline reduces this discomfort by using a softer material that stays pliable for as long as two years.
If it is time for you to get dentures in Norcross, our dentists are eager to help. We will work with you to find custom-fitted and affordable quality dentures that will restore the beauty of your mouth. Give us a call today to get started on improving your smile.