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By CENTER FOR COSMETIC AND SEDATION DENTISTRY
February 21, 2020
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: dentures  

Dentures are among the most well known dental options for replacing missing or weak teeth. They are removable dental devices that could serve as a partial or full set of teeth in just one or several areas in the mouth. While traditional dentures rest directly on your gums and could be attached to real teeth, dental implant-supported types are placed on a durable foundation that’s fixed surgically into your jawbone.

With the many kinds of dentures available these days, you won’t need to feel embarrassed about how your smile looks and suffer through chewing difficulties. Here at the Center for Cosmetic and Sedation Dentistry, you can consult with one of our Providers in our Buford, Dacula, or Lawrenceville, GA, locations to determine the most appropriate type of dentures for your case.

What are Full Dentures?

These are used to replace a full set of missing teeth. For replacing teeth in your upper jaw, you will need dentures with a skin tone acrylic base that will cover the roof of your mouth and gums to efficiently support a set of synthetic teeth. Full dentures for restoring teeth in your lower jaw are similar, but with a horseshoe-shaped acrylic base to ensure that the tongue won’t be covered and can more freely.

What are Partial Dentures?

When you’re looking to replace just a few missing teeth, partial dentures may be the way to go. These could be attached to your remaining real teeth in a couple of ways. It will be up to your dentist to decide which will best fit your needs during your appointment at our Lawrenceville, Dacula, or Buford, office. The most common method involves the use of metal clasps for gripping your real teeth. Your dentist may also recommend partial dentures that use precision attachments or dental crowns for attaching to your natural teeth.

What are Dental Implant-Supported Dentures?

As its name implies, these are attached to dental implants that are typically fitted in the jawbone’s front portion and can either be ball-retained or bar-retained. With bar-retained dentures, a thin metal bar will be attached to several dental implants with clips or similar attachment types securing the dentures to the bar. On the other hand, ball-retained dentures, likewise known as stud-attachment dentures, typically come with sockets that should fit snugly onto the implants’ ball-shaped connectors. In some cases, the connectors can fit into sockets directly within the dental implants.

Want to know which type of dentures will work for you?

Arrange an appointment with one of our Providers here at the Center for Cosmetic and Sedation Dentistry today. Call (770) 995-1957 to reach our Lawrenceville, GA, office, (770) 932-8577 for our Buford location, and (770) 277-0800 for our Dacula office.

By Center For Cosmetic And Sedation Dentistry
August 28, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: dental implants  

Struggling with tooth loss? Our Lawrenceville, GA, dentist offers many ways to replace missing teeth, with one of the most popular and effective options being dental implants. Today, more and more patients are turning to implants for they are as close to real teeth as you can get. Have questions about this treatment? Read on to learn the answers.

What is a dental implant and how does it work?

An implant is a small post made from a biocompatible metal, such as titanium, that is placed into the jawbone to replace the roots of your missing tooth. From there, a connector (known as an abutment) is placed on top of the implant to hold the false tooth in place. When replacing a single tooth, a dental crown is cemented over the implant to complete the restoration.

How do I acquire a dental implant?

In order to get implants, you will have to undergo a minor surgery at our Lawrenceville office so that our dentist can place the metal post into the jawbone. This procedure is minor and can be performed under local anesthesia and sedation. Placing an implant is simple and only takes about 30-60 minutes per implant.

Can implants support my dentures?

Absolutely! If you are missing all of your teeth and are not fully satisfied with how your dentures feel, then you may want to talk to us about how implants could help you. Once implants are placed into the jawbone, they provide a stable and unmoving foundation so as to hold your false teeth in place and prevent them from moving around in your mouth while talking or eating.

How long do implants last?

Another reason why people are turning to dental implants to replace their missing teeth is that it is a permanent restoration. Once the implant fuses together with the jawbone, the titanium post lasts for decades, meaning that you’ll have it the rest of your life.

Interested? Give us a call

The Center for Cosmetic and Sedation Dentistry offers full dental care to patients living in Lawrenceville, Buford, and Dacula, GA. If you are interested in learning more about dental implants then call our Lawrenceville office today at (770) 995-1957 to schedule a consultation.