If you are missing teeth and you want a permanent solution that’s natural looking and feeling, you will probably want to look into dental implants which are available at Old Milton Dental here in Alpharetta, GA. However, for some patients implants are simply not an option. If you have diabetes or heart disease, implant surgery may not be a good choice for you, or you may simply be looking for a more affordable option that will still look attractive and maintain your oral and dental health.
Denture technology has come a very long way in recent years. Unlike the dentures your grandparents used to wear, today’s dentures are perfectly fitted to your jaws and designed to minimize slipping and discomfort. They also look incredibly natural and most people will not be able to tell that you are wearing them if you don’t say something. If you do not have enough bone mass in your jaw or you cannot afford to get dental implants at this time, you may want to opt for full or partial dentures.
If you are missing most or all of your teeth, dentures may be the best solution for you to give you back your smile and your ability to chew your favorite foods in the least amount of time possible. Also, if you are only missing one or a few teeth, you may still want to opt for a partial denture to keep your healthy teeth from leaning toward the gap and causing you problems down the line.
Almost anyone who has lost teeth or needs to have them extracted can be considered a candidate for dentures, but at Old Milton Dental we would like to see you for an examination and to discuss all of your options with you before you make your final decision. This way you will know that you’re making the best choice for your smile.
Dentures are much better than they once were, but they do still require some extra care that you won’t have to do for dental implants or a bridge. Each night you will need to take your dentures out, brush them thoroughly with a soft-bristled toothbrush and soak them in denture solution or clean water until morning.