Even with proper care, tooth loss is sometimes inevitable. Extensive tooth loss can occur from a bad fall, sporting injury, or disease. It can even be the result of medications to treat other serious conditions. Although losing your teeth can be difficult to face, dental offices today offer viable tooth replacement solutions, such as dentures to help restore functionality and aesthetics back to your smile. Replacing your missing teeth with dentures can also improve your self-confidence.
To visit with one of our dentists at Lake Lanier Smiles in Buford, GA about tooth replacement solutions, contact us today online or call (770) 831-0559. Below are five reasons why dentures are a great choice.
Dentures Are Affordable
Compared to implant-supported restorations, traditional dentures have a lower price point providing more affordable care. While many insurance companies will cover a portion of the cost, at Lake Lanier Smiles, we frequently offer denture specials. Right now for the month of October, you can receive a full set of dentures costing anywhere from $499 to $999, depending on the type chosen. There is never a lab fee charged with denture design.
Dentures Restore Dental Function
Tooth loss can make eating and chewing food difficult, resulting in poor nutrition and eating habits. Missing teeth can even cause speech impairments. When full tooth loss occurs, complete dentures are designed to fit comfortably and securely over your gums, held in place with suction and a biocompatible adhesive. In cases of sporadic tooth loss, we provide partial dentures that can be secured to nearby teeth. Although harder to chew foods should be avoided with both partial and complete dentures, you will once gain be able to eat and speak clearly. For a more secure fit, we can provide implant-supported dentures.
Dentures Provide Realistic Results
Dentures are customized to match the natural aesthetics of your former teeth and blend seamlessly with your gums to provide realistic results. During the treatment phase, the doctor will take impressions of your jaw so that the device fits tightly over your gums. You will have the opportunity to review your dentures over several appointments to make the necessary changes so you achieve desirable results.
Dentures Are Versatile
No two dentures are the same. They are custom-made to fit within an individual’s mouth to provide adequate support, flexibility, and function. Dentures can be made from a variety of materials to offer superior durability. At Lake Lanier Smiles, we offer complete dentures, partial dentures, immediate dentures, conventional dentures, and implant-supported dentures. The type chosen will depend on your unique health goals and desires. Your doctor will discuss all the available options during your initial consultation and help you decide which one is best suited for you.
Dentures Are Easy to Clean
To extend the longevity of your dentures and to protect your oral health, dentures should be removed and cleaned each night. Before going to bed, remove your dentures and brush them with an approved toothbrush and toothpaste. Be sure and brush your gums and any remaining teeth, as well. Dentures should not be worn when sleeping, but soaked overnight in a denture cleaning solution. This not only gives your gums a reprieve, but keeps the dentures disinfected.