A Wide Array of Dentures to Meet Your Unique Restorative Needs
If you are missing teeth, we can provide a set of custom-crafted dentures at our Columbus, GA, dental practice. Made from advanced materials, our restorations will be a near-perfect match to your original teeth, and will harmonize with your facial contours. They will also fit comfortably and securely, so you can eat and smile with confidence. When you visit Adams Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, you will have several types of dentures to choose from. Our dentists will explain the differences between full and partial dentures, as well as our other options.
Are You a Dentures Candidate?
If you are missing all or many of your teeth, you are a candidate for dentures. These prosthetics may also be appropriate if you have a large number of damaged teeth, requiring extraction.
During your initial consultation, we will thoroughly evaluate your oral health and restorative needs. If you have any remaining teeth, we will take x-rays to verify they are healthy and functional.
Full vs. Partial Dentures
Dentures can be divided into two broad categories: full and partial dentures. Full dentures are larger restorations intended to replace your entire dental arch. They will extend over your gums, and the plastic base will match the color of your soft tissues. The synthetic teeth will resemble a natural color and sparkle, making them nearly identical to original teeth. A full denture can replace your upper teeth, lower teeth, or both. Typically, you will need to use denture adhesive for further stability.
Partial dentures are designed to fill in large gaps in your smile. If you are missing more than three or four adjacent teeth, this type of denture is likely a good option for you. Like a full denture, a partial denture will fit over your gums with a naturally-colored plastic base. Additionally, it will come with small metal clips that attach to your surrounding teeth.
Other Types of Dentures
Along with two different sizes, we also offer various denture materials and types. Implant-supported dentures are one of the most popular options. Available as both full and partial restorations, this type of prosthetic will connect to implant posts set permanently in your jawbone.
This advanced denture will never slip out of place. It will also improve your overall oral health, since implant posts will prevent jawbone recession. Our dentists do not perform implant surgery, however, they will collaborate with your surgeon and attach the denture once your jaw has healed.
“With your custom prosthetic, you will feel more at ease speaking and eating in front of others. Most of all, you will be ready to share your smile with friends and family.”
If you do not qualify for implant-supported dentures, but you still want a highly realistic prosthetic, you may want to consider a metal-free restoration. These dentures are made with a flexible acrylic base that will fit over your gums and around your teeth. They are very affordable and are less likely to affect the taste of food. However, flexible dentures are only appropriate if you still have some remaining teeth.
At Adams Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, our dentists can also perform same-day denture repairs. We work with an outstanding lab, allowing your results to be highly realistic. Your repaired denture will look and feel as good as new.
The Benefits of Dentures
Dentures can dramatically improve your overall quality of life. Perhaps most evident, your prosthetic will restore your appearance. Not only will it replace your missing teeth, but will also fill in your lips and cheeks. This can give you a younger look and prevent the “sunken” affect that can sometimes accompany tooth loss.
Second, dentures will improve your oral function. With your new teeth, you will be able to enjoy a much wider range of foods. This is especially true if you select implant-supported dentures. Since they will never move in your mouth, you will not typically have any dietary restrictions. Your synthetic teeth may improve your speech, as well.
Finally, thanks to the benefits listed above, dentures can enhance your self-confidence. With your custom prosthetic, you will feel more at ease speaking and eating in front of others. Most of all, you will be ready to share your smile with friends and family.
Schedule a Restorative Consultation
A set of beautiful, custom-crafted dentures can deliver a fuller smile that makes chewing, eating, and smiling with confidence easier and more comfortable. To learn more about the different types of dentures and which option may be right for you, contact our dental practice today.
By using an effective combination of cutting-edge technology and time-proven methods, our team can keep your smile healthy and beautiful. Come see us today and discover your smile!Adams Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, P.C.