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Dentures & Partials Buford, GA

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.

The Importance of Replacing Your Missing Teeth with Denture

Replacing missing is necessary for everyday life. They help us perform basic tasks such as eating and speaking. Missing teeth make it difficult to eat certain foods, chew thoroughly, and communicate properly. This can lead to potential issues such as nutritional deficiencies, digestion issues, and speech impediments.

From a dental health perspective, missing teeth can cause oral health problems. Adjacent teeth can shift into the empty space, resulting in misalignment that will affect your bite. This can cause further problems such as jaw pain, teeth grinding, and TMJ disorders. It is also more difficult to clean teeth that are out of alignment. This will raise your risk for tooth decay and gum disease.

Moreover, missing teeth can lead to bone loss in the jaw. The roots of your teeth stimulate the jawbone, maintaining its strength. When teeth are missing, this stimulation is lost, causing the bone to deteriorate over time. This bone loss can alter the shape of your face, leading to a sunken appearance which may make you look older.

Aesthetically, missing teeth can impact your self-esteem and confidence. Many people feel self-conscious about their appearance when they have gaps in their smiles. This can affect your social and professional life. Missing teeth can affect your overall quality of life.

Replacing missing teeth dentures can prevent these problems, restoring functionality, preserving oral health, and improving appearance and confidence.

We offer dentures in Buford, GA

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

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.

Partial Dentures

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.

Denture FAQs

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.

Are dentures comfortable to wear?

If you are dentures fit well, then they should be comfortable. However, you will experience an adjustment period when you first get them. At first, they will feel strange and uncomfortable. There is a chance you may get some minor irritation or soreness. Over time, as you adapt to wearing them, you will become more comfortable wearing your dentures. Regular adjustments by your dentist will also enhance their fit and comfort.

How do I clean my dentures?

To clean your dentures, first rinse them often to remove food particles especially after eating. Brush them daily with a soft-bristled brush and non-abrasive denture cleaner, not regular toothpaste. Soak them overnight in a denture-cleaning solution or water to maintain their shape. Finally, rinse the dentures thoroughly before putting them back in your mouth. These simple steps will help you keep your denture healthy and last longer.

Can I eat a normal diet with dentures?

With dentures, you can enjoy most of your regular diet. However, your diet may require some adjustments. When you first receive dentures, you should begin with soft foods cut into small pieces. Chew slowly on both sides of your mouth to keep dentures stable. Gradually reintroduce harder foods as you adjust, but be cautious with sticky or hard items. Learning to chew food with dentures will take time and practice. Be patient and avoid foods that cause your denture to shift.

How long does it take to get used to wearing dentures?

Adapting to dentures typically takes a few weeks to a few months. Initially, they may feel awkward or uncomfortable. Some patients experience increased saliva flow, minor irritation, or difficulty speaking and eating. Gradually, these issues will go away as your mouth adjusts and you learn how to do these activities with the denture.

Will my dentures look natural?

Modern dentures are designed to look natural, closely resembling your natural teeth and gums. We will design a custom denture that will blend in with any remaining teeth and gum tissues. We will take measurements of your mouth so that they will fit perfectly and match your facial structure, ensuring a realistic appearance. Advancements in dental technology have greatly improved their aesthetic appeal, making it difficult for others to notice you’re wearing them.

How often should I see my dentist for an adjustment?

You should visit your dentist every six months for a regular dental checkup. Bring your dentures with you to each appointment for your dentist to examine and adjust if necessary. These visits ensure that your dentures fit properly and remain comfortable, as your mouth’s shape can change over time. Regular check-ups also help identify any oral health issues early.

Schedule a Consultation for Dentures in Burford, GA

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.