Patients restoring their smiles may be inundated with various options and alternatives. Missing teeth can be restored in a variety of ways, including dentures, dental implants, and dental bridges. However, the restoration that is right for one patient may not be the best solution for another. While dentures are often considered a restoration for “senior citizens,” patients of all ages can use dentures to restore their smiles efficiently and beautifully. Dentures have come a long way with dental technologies; they are now sleek, beautiful, and fully functional.
There are two varieties of cosmetic dentures: full cosmetic dentures and partials. Full dentures are those that cover the gums and restore an entire arch of teeth. Partial dentures are made to replace one or more teeth within a dental arch.
Full cosmetic dentures are used when all of the teeth in a single arch are missing or extracted. Dentures are constructed with artificial teeth and gums, and they use the gums to hold them in place. Patients with full dentures may use denture adhesives to keep dentures secure, or they may consider the placement of dental implants to hold the dentures in place and give them stability. All options are considered by patients when they visit the team at Smyrna Dental for restorative services.
Unlike full dentures, partial dentures incorporate only false teeth and do not include artificial gums. Partial dentures are made with a plastic and metal framework that snaps in behind the dental arch and uses a false tooth in the place of a natural tooth. They are similar in nature to retainers in the method in which they fit in place.
Both full and partial dentures are economical, and have the benefit of being temporary. This allows a patient to remove the dentures to clean them thoroughly while still allowing for the brushing and flossing of natural teeth. This can improve a patient’s overall oral health and allow them to maintain existing teeth longer.
The team at Smyrna Dental offers quality dentures of all kinds for patients of all ages. If you are considering reconstructive treatments to transform your smile, call Smyrna Dental today at (678) 374-3764 to schedule a consultation appointment and undergo a full examination to determine your candidacy for partial or full dentures.
Dr. David Lamothe at Smyrna Dental is dedicated to helping patients get back their confidence with a healthy and a happy smile. He provides services ranging from cosmetic and restorative dentistry with the help of the latest digital technology and equipment. With treatment options such as dental crowns, bridges, and full mouth reconstruction, Dr. Lamothe will help regain the smile you have always dreamed of.
Dr. Lamothe earned his dentistry degree from the University of Texas Dental Branch. He pursued to advance his knowledge with practice and continuous education through dental courses specializing in restorative and cosmetic dental techniques. Due to his years of expertise and skills, he is valued as a member of the National Dental Association and prestigious dental associations.