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Understanding Dentures
Photograph of dentures in a glass in Lilburn, GALosing your teeth can significantly alter your appearance and smile. However, lost or damaged teeth can be replaced using various dental solutions, one of the most popular ones being dentures. These dental appliances help to restore your appearance, as well as the oral functions that are lost after losing your teeth. At Gwinnett Dental Implant & Periodontal Center, we offer two denture options – partial & full dentures.

Who Should Consider Dentures?

Dentures are an ideal solution if you have one or more of your teeth due to factors such as gum disease, dental injury, tooth decay, and any other reasons. You can also consider dentures if you have a tooth/teeth that is badly damaged, thus requiring extraction.

How Do Dentures Work?

Dentures are dental prosthetics that help to restore oral functions and appearance. Therefore, they feature a denture base made of a pink, flesh-like acrylic material -, and artificial teeth that are made of plastic or other tooth-colored materials like ceramic. To ensure that the oral functions and appearances are fully restored, dentures are custom-created in a dental lab using an impression of your teeth. A more modern alternative to creating dentures is the use of computer software, which creates a model (design) of your teeth from your dental images. 3D manufacturing is then used to create a custom set of dentures from the model.

Depending on your tooth replacement needs, dentures are available in two options:
•  Partial dentures: this type of dentures is used to replace one or a few missing teeth when you still have natural teeth remaining on your jaw. As a result, the denture base is custom-designed to fit in the section of your jaw that is missing teeth. The appliance is then held in place using metal clasps, which snap onto the adjacent natural teeth.
•  Full Dentures: also known as complete dentures, these dentures are used to replace a full set of missing teeth on one or both of your jawbones when no natural teeth remain on the jaw. As a result, the denture base is custom-designed to fit on the entire ridge, and featuring a full set of artificial teeth. It is then held in place using an adhesive.

What to Expect During the Denture Treatment Process?

The denture process starts with an evaluation to determine if the dentures are an ideal solution for you – based on the health status of your gums and the jawbone. If your gums and jaw are healthy, you can proceed to receive the dentures.

However, if there are any problems, for example, damaged gums and bone loss, additional treatments such as bone and tissue regeneration are offered to fix the problem. Before a denture procedure, tooth extraction might also be required – if your damaged teeth are still in place.

Once your gums and jawbone are ready, the custom set of dentures is placed, fully restoring your smile. However, before placing this custom set, you can be given immediate dentures, which are mostly used following tooth extraction to help give you some functionality as the gums heal.

At Gwinnett Dental Implant & Periodontal Center, we are committed to helping restore your smile using several tooth replacement solutions. Call us today at (470) 222-8983 to schedule an appointment that will help you find the right denture option for your needs.

Gwinnett Dental Implant & Periodontal Center

Dr. Melody J. Schiffer
Dr. Gary Greenwald
Dr. Andrew Kurialacherry
Dr. Nisha Kancherla

(470) 222-8983

320 Killian Hill Road NW
Lilburn, GA 30047-3809

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At Gwinnett Dental Implant & Periodontal Center, we seek to help our patients in Lilburn understand why dental implants are a better choice compared to dentures.
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