Full & Partial Dentures—Dunwoody, GA
Custom-Made Dentures for Renewed Smiles
People with multiple missing teeth have turned to dentures as a reliable replacement for generations, and thankfully, they have improved a TON since the days of George Washington and his infamous “wooden” teeth. These days, dentures in Dunwoody are more comfortable, natural-looking, and durable than ever, helping patients rebuild their smiles and improve their quality of life at the same time. If you’re ready to have a full set of teeth you can rely on again, then Dr. Jeff Rodgers or Dr. Meredith Hughes has exactly what you need.
Our Denture Options
Modern-day dentures all consist of custom-made ceramic teeth attached to a gum-colored base which give each prosthetic a startlingly realistic appearance. Depending on how many teeth you are missing and where they are located, Dr. Rodgers or Dr. Hughes can recommend one of the following types of dentures:
These are designed to replace multiple consecutive or nonconsecutive teeth along a single dental arch where healthy teeth still remain. They basically fit into the smile like a piece of a puzzle, and they are held in place using small metal clasps that loop around neighboring teeth.
This is probably the kind that first comes to your mind when you think of the word “dentures.” These are intended to replace an entire row of teeth, and they sit directly on the gums thanks to natural suction/a bit of denture adhesive.
These dentures look like traditional ones above the gum line, but what lies below is what makes them special. The prosthetic is actually secured directly to the jawbone using small titanium posts that simulate new tooth roots, giving the teeth a hold and security a removable denture simply can’t match.
What is it like to get dentures?
Everything will start with a consultation with your dentist in Dunwoody, during which he’ll ask you about your dental goals and briefly examine your teeth, gums, and jaw. If you both decide that dentures are the best option for your smile, he’ll get to work making them.
For traditional dentures, he’ll take an impression of your mouth and use this to design your prosthetic. You may end up trying on multiple mock-ups in order to find the perfect look and fit. Once you like what you see and feel, the model will be used to cast your final denture.
With implant dentures, the implants will first need to be placed into your mouth, which is a process that involves a minor surgery as well as a few months of healing. Once your gums and jaw are ready, you’ll then be fitted for your denture.
Prior to any of this, Dr. Rodgers or Dr. Hughes may choose to remove any remaining damaged or decayed teeth in order to make room for the denture and allow for a better fit. And, if your jawbone is too thin to support implants, they will suggest that you undergo a bone graft.
Come Get Your Smile Back
Dentures can help you eat your favorite foods again, speak more clearly, and even feel better about who you see in the mirror every day. At our practice, we take great pride in the quality of our dentures, and we’ll make sure that you walk out of our office with a beautiful set of teeth you can trust for many years to come.
To learn more about our teeth replacement options and which one might be best for you, contact us today.