Drs. Grant and Conger
602 Main Street, Dalton, GA 30720
Losing teeth can do more than restrict your dental function and comfort, it can also hurt your appearance and self-esteem. But, all of these problems can be easily restored with dentures. A denture is a custom-crafted dental appliance that features artificial teeth connected to a removable dental frame or a permanently-placed dental implant. The fact that they’re able to last for more than 10 years with proper dental maintenance makes then a wise investment in your dental well-being.
Years ago, there were very few kinds of dentures, but today there’s a wide variety for every dental need, preference, and budget. The dentists at our practice have experience in dentures in Dalton and are able to evaluate your smile and guide you toward the very best denture for you. Take a look below for a better understanding of your denture options.
A partial denture lets you retain your healthy teeth while replacing a few teeth you have lost over time. This kind of denture rests on a bridge-like structure, but rather than feature a permanent bond to surrounding teeth like a bridge, a partial denture has clasps that attach it to the adjacent teeth in your mouth. These clasps make it easy to take it out the denture for cleaning on a daily basis.
In contrast, a full denture replaces all of the natural teeth in your jaw. You can opt for a removable full denture that just rests on your gums or choose a fixed full denture that uses adjacent dental implants for attachment.
These are made from a pliable, weightless material that provides you with extra comfort. As a result, a flexible partial denture has a soft base and bendable clasps instead of the firm base and metal clasps of a traditional denture. This softer material is also similar in color to your gums, which means that nobody but your dentist will know that they aren’t your natural teeth.
Imagine that you could have a full set of replacement teeth with only four dental implants placed in your lower jawbone. No need to imagine because this is possible today with an all on four dentures. You may want to consider this type of denture if you want the ease of a fixed denture with more biting strength.
If you don’t want a traditional denture that lays on top of the gums, one alternative is an implant-supported denture that is firmly secured with either two or four dental implants embedded in your lower jawbone. This type of denture will usually only replace your bottom teeth because the extra stability isn’t need by the teeth on top. However, these remain similar to a traditional denture in their need for nightly cleanings.
Our dentists will make the procedure as fast and convenient as possible. There are only a few simple steps involved, which will vary a little by the denture selection you make and your overall oral health. For most patients, the first step is having our dentist take impressions and measurements of your teeth and gums to make sure that your denture matches your bite. Then, you will need to have any damaged or unhealthy teeth removed. Afterward, our dentist will send you home with a temporary denture that is worn until your permanent denture is ready for placement.
As soon as your permanent denture is prepared to your exact dental specifications, your dentist will place the denture and adjust it as needed until is completely comfortable.
Don’t assume that dentures cost more than you can afford. Your personal cost will be based on the denture selection you make and any dental preparation you need. But if costs are a concern, our dentists can offer you a denture that works with your budget and needs. Call our office to arrange your initial consultation for affordable quality dentures.
You would select this type of denture if you don’t want to suffer the soreness and pain of a traditional denture. As its name suggests, this reline uses a soft, comfortable material that retains its flexibility for a number of years. It is the ideal alternative to the hard acrylic lining used for a traditional denture.
To discover if dentures can be the tooth loss solution for you, please call our dental office for additional information and to schedule a consultation.