Dentures & Partials in McDonough, GA
Cosmetic Dentistry in Henry County
Explore Your Options for the Right Fit!
Each tooth in your mouth works perfectly together to create one complete masterpiece. If one tooth is missing, the masterpiece is no longer balanced. This imbalance may create embarrassment, low self esteem, discomfort, pain, and an increased risk of losing more teeth. A missing tooth can even cause your health to suffer due to impaired chewing.
Partials or dentures are for any adult missing teeth, not just older people, which is a common misconception. Due to advances in dentistry, we now have many options for you to choose from. You can go the traditional route with removable partials/dentures or you can choose a more permanent solution such as dental implants or implant supported partials/dentures.
Missing teeth may have serious consequences if left untreated. Significant repercussions of missing teeth include nutritional changes, obesity, diabetes, coronary artery disease and even some forms of cancer!
Partials Are Often a Solution When Several Teeth Are Missing
Partials are just one of the many options available by our Smile Creators dentists. Oftentimes, partials are preferred when multiple teeth are missing because they are the most economical. Another benefit to partials is that they fill in spaces created by the missing teeth and prevent other teeth from shifting and changing positions.
Types of Partials/Dentures
All of our partial dentures are custom-made specifically to enhance your smile and increase your chewing ability. While visiting Smile Creators, one of our dentists will carefully evaluate your teeth and your existing conditions to determine which will be the ideal partial denture for you.
A full set denture(s) replaces an entire upper and/or lower set of teeth.
A partial set of dentures connects to your existing teeth and is removable. This is the best choice if a patient is missing several teeth.
An implant-supported denture is used when the full set of teeth are missing but there is enough jaw bone to support implants. Implant-supported dentures are a great option for patients who want a longer-lasting, non-removable denture.
A palateless snap-on denture must be snapped into 2-6 implants, depending on the size of your arch. These dentures are a particular favorite among our patients due to the higher comfort level.
The Advantages of Dentures
Dentures have been essential for individuals with missing teeth for hundreds of years. With recent advancements in dental technology, dentures have become more comfortable, functional, attractive and more natural-looking than ever before. Now, they are more versatile, and with plenty of options to choose from, rest assured that your new dentures will fit your everyday needs and lifestyle. Smile Creators uses the industry’s best materials for your dentures, making them look and feel like your natural teeth. Dentures also offer support to facial muscles— giving you a more youthful appearance.
Getting Used to Your Dentures
You don’t need to sacrifice comfort for a great new smile. It may seem foreign and even embarrassing for you at first, but here are a few tips to help you get used to wearing your dentures:
First, you want to be patient. This is new to you, and it is very common to feel minor soreness after getting new dentures. Taking out your dentures every four hours or so could help alleviate discomfort as your gums and jaw are still getting used to them.
Don’t disregard healthy eating. You can start with softer foods that are easier to chew and take time to work up to items that are harder. Another good method to try is singing. The techniques of slowly singing phrases can help you get used to forming certain words. Exercising your cheeks also helps out greatly with chewing food and talking.
When trying exercises to help you adjust to your new dentures, it is also important for you to be able to identify areas that may need adjusting.
You can always call our office to discuss dental creams or adhesives to determine which kind would work best for you. You do not, however, want to substitute adhesive for poorly-fitting dentures. The most important thing you can do through all of this is stay on top of your dental treatment plan! Continue seeing your dentist twice a year and maintain proper oral hygiene at home to avoid any other problems that may occur.
Also learn more about our emergency dental care services!