Dentures are a popular way to replace your missing teeth. However, understanding this restoration, your denture options, and how the process works can help you ensure that this is the best procedure for you and your smile. Find out more about dentures and the types of dentures available to you with Dr. Jocelyn Spaulding in Decatur, GA.
What can a denture accomplish?
Dentures can replace all or most of the teeth on an arch. Dentures come in several styles that your dentist uses in different situations. Dentures allow patients to eat, chew, and speak normally and can help you feel great about the way you look. Caring for your dentures involves removing them to brush them daily, just like your natural teeth. When not in use at night, soak your dentures in a denture solution or water. Your dentures’ effectiveness relies heavily on their fit, so be sure to see your dentist regularly for checkups and, if necessary, routine maintenance.
Your Denture Options in Decatur, GA
- Full Denture: Full dentures replace all the teeth on an arch. They fit over the gum tissue and stay in place either due to suction or gravity. Some people choose to use a denture adhesive to keep their full denture in place.
- Partial Denture: Partial dentures incorporate any remaining natural teeth into the denture’s design. The denture leaves a space where the natural tooth lies, then the tooth fits through the denture and acts as a sort of anchor to hold it in place.
- Immediate Denture: A dental laboratory creates an immediate denture prior to an extraction of the remaining healthy teeth. This allows the patient to wear their denture immediately after their extraction procedure. The immediate denture also serves as a kind of band-aid as the extraction sites heal.
- Implant-Supported Denture: Implant-supported dentures use dental implants to stay in place. Patients do not need to remove implant-supported dentures as they remain in the mouth at all times, even while sleeping. This type of denture uses four or more dental implants throughout the arch to keep the denture in place.
For more information on dentures or your denture options, please contact Dr. Jocelyn Spaulding in Decatur, GA. Call (404) 634-5738 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Spaulding today!