Missing teeth can occur for a variety of reasons and it is important for patients in and around the Smyrna, Georgia area to speak with a professional about restoring their smile when this occurs. Restoration is necessary to maintain the alignment of the existing teeth, keep the smile looking beautiful, and ensure that the teeth function at their best for biting and chewing. Dr. David Lamothe of Smyrna Dental is here to help community patients in learning about tooth restoration options including dentures.
Dentures have been used for many years as an effective and affordable way to repair the smile after tooth loss. The two types of dentures, full and partial, are both available through our practice and can be used for patients of all ages who are faced with missing teeth. Dentures are an option often considered by patients who want an alternative to dental bridges or dental implants.
Full dentures are meant for the replacement of an entire arch of teeth. This is often the only way to replace all adult teeth on the upper or bottom jaw without breaking the bank or dealing with many dental implants at once. Full dentures are made of professional-grade acrylics and can be held in place with dental implants or dental adhesives. They are custom made for patients based on their personal preference, as well as the dentist’s artistic eye. He wants to ensure that the new dentures look as natural as possible within the smile and that patients feel comfortable with their new appearance.
Partial dentures are used for replacing teeth within the dental arch. These are fabricated from both metal and acrylic and use a false tooth in place of the missing one. These snap in and out of the dental arch as necessary and can fill the gaps left behind by lost teeth. Partial dentures are a more affordable alternative to bridges and dental implants.
When patients are missing natural teeth and are considering restorative methods, they need to speak with a dental professional with their best interest in mind. Dr. David Lamothe and his team are here to assist individuals of all ages with full mouth reconstruction which may include the use of partial or full dentures.