Dentures – Dallas, GA
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The Types of Dentures
There are three main kinds of dentures available today:
A full denture is made of an entire arch of ceramic teeth anchored onto a gum-colored acrylic base. It is able to replace an entire arch of missing teeth by staying in place with a combination of denture adhesive and natural suction against the gums.
For patients who are only missing a few teeth, we can create a partial denture. Partials consist of several artificial teeth attached to a metal framework that clasps onto your remaining teeth. It fits into and restores your smile like the missing piece of a puzzle.
If you’re sick of your dentures losing their fit and resulting in unexpected and embarrassing slippage, we have a solution: implant-retained dentures. By strategically placing several titanium posts underneath the gumline and directly in the jawbone, we can attach a full or partial denture for increased comfort and security. This denture can be removable or permanent, depending on your preference.
Am I a Good Candidate for Dentures?
Benefits of Dentures
Full and partial dentures allow you to smile with confidence once again, the same way you could when you had all of your natural pearly whites. They also let you eat a varied diet of crunchy healthy foods, like raw vegetables and chewy meats. Foods that you can’t enjoy when you’re missing teeth can become a regular part of your life again. In addition, today’s dentures are more comfortable and lifelike than ever before. Strangers shouldn’t even be able to tell they’re not your real teeth. Lastly, dentures prevent problems that come from severe tooth loss, like drooping facial muscles and shifting of remaining teeth.
Cost of Dentures
Because no two mouths are exactly alike, neither are the costs of any two dentures. Your total cost could be influenced by several factors, like whether you’re receiving a full or partial denture and if your dentures are being anchored by dental implants. Implant-retained dentures cost significantly more than traditional ones, but they also last for decades, as opposed to the 10 years or so that conventional dentures last. Ultimately, it’s best to schedule a consultation with one of our dentists to determine a more precise cost estimate.
At Distinctive Dentistry, we’ve been providing custom-made removable dentures to our patients in the Dallas area for more than thirty years. If you need restorative help, don’t hesitate to give us call. We proudly offer our services to the communities of Dallas, Hiram, Douglasville, Rockmart, Powder Springs, Acworth, Villa Rica, Temple, Marietta, Kennesaw, and beyond.
With dentures in Dallas, GA, we can complete your smile quickly and comfortably. For your convenience, we’ve gathered a few common questions about this traditional tooth replacement option below. If you don’t see the answers you’re looking for, don’t hesitate to give us a call and we’ll be happy to give you the information you need.
I’m Interested in Dentures—Where Do I Start?
With so many options to choose from, it can feel somewhat overwhelming trying to replace your missing teeth. That’s why your first step towards a complete, confident smile should be to schedule a consultation with your Dallas, GA dentist. During this initial visit, we’ll carefully inspect your mouth, gums, and jaw. If dentures are a good choice for you, we’ll explain all your tooth replacement options as well as which ones we recommend for your personal smile. However, if we detect signs of tooth decay or gum disease, we’ll need to address these first. We’ll work with you to create a custom treatment plan to get your oral health back on track and ready for your brand-new smile.
How Are Dentures Cared for?
While your dentures won’t be susceptible to tooth decay like natural teeth, it’s still essential to keep them clean. If plaque and bacteria are allowed to accumulate on them, you’ll be put at a higher risk of developing serious oral health issues. However, you shouldn’t use your normal toothbrush and toothpaste to clean your dentures. These items are too abrasive and can scratch away at the finish of your dentures, causing them to become weakened and discolored. Instead, use specialized denture cleaning solutions and soft-bristled denture brushes that have the ADA Seal of Approval to keep your new smile strong and sparkling.
Will I Be Able to Eat Normally with Dentures?
Dentures are a great way to regain a complete set of pearly whites right away, but it will take some time for you to get used to them. When you first begin to eat with your dentures, we highly recommend sticking to a diet of nutritious soft foods. If needed, you can use a small amount of denture adhesive for extra support. As you begin to feel more comfortable eating with your dentures, you can gradually progress onto crunchier and stickier meals. Eventually, you should be able to comfortably enjoy most all your favorite foods. While every patient is different, this process typically takes a month or so.
How Long Do Dentures Last?
Thanks to modern dental techniques and technology, dentures have a longer lifespan than ever before. We’re proud to precisely craft all our dentures out of high-quality materials that are both lifelike and durable for lasting results. With the proper care, you can generally expect your dentures to last anywhere from 5 to 10 years before needing to be readjusted, repaired, or replaced.
However, the same doesn’t hold true for implant-retained dentures! Thanks to the secure placement of dental implants in your jaw, an implant-retained denture can replace your missing teeth for 30 years or more. In fact, with the proper care, you can easily expect to enjoy your newly rebuilt smile for the rest of your life!