Dentures in Alpharetta, Georgia

No one ever says, “This is wonderful – I’ve lost another tooth, and I just cannot wait to get dentures!” You know that losing your teeth, whether the cause is decay or injury, is not going to result in a happy outcome. You don’t look as attractive as you once did, and you also lose functionality in your mouth. You will probably also find that you are no longer able to enjoy the foods that you have always loved (steak, chops, corn on the cob, apples, taffy, etc.)

The good news is that there are a number of ways that you can regain your smile and get back to enjoying all those problematic foods. The best way is dental implants – they are essentially identical in terms of function and appearance to the teeth you were born with. That said, implants are not for everyone. Medical conditions like cancer or diabetes can often make dental implants impractical. More likely, though, implants may simply be too expensive, and most dental insurers will not cover implants. When implants are, for whatever reason, not practical, dentures can be the next best solution.

The Procedure and Benefits

Dentures

There are many benefits of a denture. Dentures, like implants, are made to replace missing teeth. Full or partial dentures are made to fit over the bone ridge, and when properly fitted, they should function in very nearly the same manner as your own teeth. Those stories you’ve heard about dentures that fall out or slip now fall into the realm of “urban legend” – it doesn’t happen. Thanks to modern methods of imaging and taking impressions of your mouth, dentures today are incredibly stable.

Having said that, we should point out that most people require an adjustment period when it comes to wearing dentures. This is because before your dentures are fitted, your gums are going to have to shrink. Before that happens, a good fit simply is not possible.

When you have dentures created at Old Milton Dental in Alpharetta, your dentist will take impressions before your dentures are manufactured. Then, you will be fitted with temporary dentures so you can get used to how they will feel in your mouth. The impressions will be used to make your permanent dentures, and when they are ready, you will come back to our dental office to have them fitted and lined. Ultimately, you should find that your dentures will function in a way that is very much like your original teeth.

Different Kinds of Dentures

If you are only missing a few teeth, a partial denture could work very nicely for you. This is especially the case where teeth are missing in sequence, perhaps due to mouth trauma from an athletic injury. Partial dentures are also a good solution if you anticipate further tooth loss due to the condition of your teeth. Of course, if your teeth are in very bad shape, it might be best to consider extracting the damaged teeth and the ones that are at risk for further damage, and going with a full denture immediately. Either way, you can restore your smile by means of dentures.

Contact Us

If you are considering dentures as a means of restoring appearance and functionality and you are in the Alpharetta area, contact Old Milton Dental at 678-624-0370 to schedule your consult today!

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