Lanier Family and Cosmetic Dentistry understands the emotional and physical difficulty that comes with losing your teeth. Dentures and partial dentures can help to improve your quality of life by restoring confidence, function, and health to your smile. Lanier Family and Cosmetic Dentistry offers several types of custom dentures in Buford, GA. We will carefully design your new set of replacement teeth so that they will look natural, fit comfortably, and feel secure in your mouth.
What Are Dentures?
A denture is a prosthetic device that custom made and designed to replace missing teeth and some the surrounding gum tissue. They are made out of a variety of materials including porcelain, acrylic, and metal. Dentures can replace a whole row of teeth or several missing teeth on an arch. They can help a patient improve their chewing ability, speech, and appearance if they have missing or damage teeth.
There are several types of dentures we offer:
Full dentures, also called complete dentures, are removable dental appliances that will replace a whole arch of teeth. Your dentist can use them to replace your upper or lower teeth, or both. Most sets of full dentures are made of acrylic resin. Sometimes they have a metal framework for additional support. Full dentures stay in place through a combination of suction, adhesion, and the muscles in the mouth and cheeks. Even with a proper fit, your full dentures may shift or move around in your mouth. This is normal and it may take some time to adjust to them. You will need to relearn how to bite, chew, speak, and smile while wearing them.
A partial denture is also a removable appliance however it only replaces a few teeth on an arch instead of all the teeth. If you still have some remaining teeth that are healthy, then your dentist can design a partial denture to fit around those remaining teeth. Essentially, your partial will fill in the gaps in your smile. Partial dentures are made of acrylic resin and metal. They remain in place with metal clasps that will snap onto your remaining teeth.
Implant Supported Dentures
Implant supported dentures are very different from regular dentures. They are anchored to dental implants instead of resting on the gums or relying on other teeth, adhesive, or suction to remain in place. A dentist or oral surgeon will surgically insert multiple dental implants into the jaw bone. The implant fixtures and bone will fuse together to create a strong base to secure the denture. Your dentist will permanently secure the denture to the implants with screws or create a “snap on’ denture that will snap into place.
If you would like to learn more about the denture we provide, please read through our frequently asked questions section. Contact our dental practice to learn more about the dentures in Burford, GA that we offer.
Will dentures change my appearance?
Yes, usually for the better! Dentures help maintain your face’s shape after losing your teeth. Missing teeth will cause your face to sink in and create deep wrinkles. A denture will help maintain the proper shape of your face. Implant-supported dentures prevent bone loss in jaw. This will help you avoid the appearance of premature aging. .
Do I need to remove my dentures at night?
Yes, in most cases you will need to remove traditional dentures before you go to sleep. This step is important for many reasons. It helps to prevent accidental damage. It also allows your gums to rest after wearing dentures all day. You must clean your dentures every day and this is the perfect opportunity to do that. Your dentist will advise you on how to care for your dentures at night.
When should I replace my dentures?
Dentures require replacement every five to ten years or when they are showing signs of wear and tear. Once they start getting uncomfortable to wear, it’s time to replace them. Your mouth changes with time, but your dentures do not adjust to that change. Have your dentures checked during your dental visits to ensure the best performance.
Schedule a Dental Exam & Consultation
If you have missing teeth or are about to lose your teeth, contact our dentist office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Brown or Dr. Newberry. We offer many types of dentures in Buford, GA.