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Dentures have a reputation for being cumbersome, embarrassing devices worn only by seniors. While a majority of seniors with missing teeth do wear dentures, there are many strategic reasons for this, including
What are dentures?
Dentures are prosthetic devices that fit over the gum tissues in the mouth. Each set of dentures is designed and crafted to have a natural appearance, matching the color, texture and shine of natural teeth and gums. Custom dentures can be made at Buckhead Piedmont Dental according to the exact specifications of each dental patient. Though an adhesive can be used to hold dentures in place, they are completely removable and can be taken out whenever the patient needs.
There are two main types of dentures: complete and partial. Partial dentures, or “partials,” are very common and are used when some teeth still remain. Complete dentures on the other hand, are used when all of the teeth within a single dental arch are missing.
Who should get dentures?
Generally speaking, patients missing more than a few teeth are good candidates for dentures. Dentures are designed for missing teeth that are within a single arch, or lie directly adjacent to one another. Advances in technology have made it easier to replace single missing teeth, however, when it comes to a row of missing teeth, whether from accident, injury or decay, dentures are still the best option.
Don’t be afraid to ask us about dentures! Contact Buckhead Piedmont Dental in Buckhead today to learn more about how dentures can help you, or take the first step and set up your next appointment directly from our website!