Posts for category: Cosmetic Dentistry

By James Hutson, DDS, PC
March 06, 2020
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry

Are you struggling with tooth loss? Here at the Marietta, GA, office of your dentist, Dr. James Hutson, we can help you treat this problem with dentures. Read on to learn about the different types of dentures and what they can do for you.

Denture options that can help you restore your smile

Dentures not only improve your appearance, but they also make eating and speaking easier experiences. Depending on the number of teeth you've lost, your dentist may recommend one or more of these options:

  • Full Dentures: Removable full dentures consist of artificial teeth set in a pink base that looks just like gum tissue. Your new teeth are made from an impression of the ridges of your mouth to ensure a secure, comfortable fit. Full dentures replace all of the teeth in your upper or lower jaw and are used after your mouth has healed completely after tooth extraction. You'll need to visit the Marietta dental office for periodic adjustments after you receive your dentures. Adjustments ensure that your dentures continue to fit well and don't slip or irritate your gums.
  • Immediate Dentures: Immediate dentures look just like full dentures but are placed in your mouth right after your dentist removes a tooth. Using these dentures immediately helps quicken the adjustment process, reduces bleeding, improves speech, and enhances your appearance. As your mouth heals, your immediate dentures will need to be relined, rebased, or replaced with full dentures.
  • Partial Dentures: Partial dentures offer a good solution if you're missing several teeth in a row. Just like full and immediate dentures, the artificial teeth are sent in a pink base. The dentures are made of a variety of materials, including acrylic resin and porcelain. Partial dentures can be held in place with a metal framework, hooks that attach to supporting teeth or other types of connectors.
  • Implant-Supported Dentures: Implant-supported dentures are connected to dental implants in your jawbone or a metal framework attached to implants. Implants bond with your jawbone and serve as artificial tooth roots. Implant-supported dentures are very stable and offer excellent biting power. If you're only missing a few teeth, implanted-supported bridges offer an alternative to partial dentures.

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Improve your smile with dentures by calling Dr. Hutson's Marietta, GA, office at (770) 424-7525 today.

By James Hutson, DDS, PC
January 28, 2020
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: dental implants  

Discover why so many people are treating their tooth loss with dental implants.

Implants offer our patients the ability to replace missing teeth with a false tooth that both looks and functions like a real tooth. Implants replace the roots of the teeth, providing a long-term foundation from which to support one or more false teeth. If you are wondering whether you should turn to our Marietta, GA, dentist Dr. James Hutson for implants you may be wondering what unique benefits it can offer.

Here are some of the advantages of getting dental implants,

Enjoy your new tooth for life

With proper oral care, it’s possible to keep your dental implant for several decades. Better yet, implants don’t require special care. All you have to do is treat them like real teeth, making sure you brush and floss them daily to ensure that your implant stays healthy and problem-free.

Prevent bone loss

This is a major advantage to choosing dental implants. Implants act just like tooth roots, which means that they stimulate the jawbone in the exact same way as real roots. Why is this important? The jawbone needs constant stimulation from the roots of your teeth in order to remain strong.

When one or more teeth fall out this reduces the amount of stimulation the jawbone receives, which causes the bone to deteriorate. Implants are the only tooth replacement option that can actually provide the jawbone with the stimulation it needs.

Keep teeth where they are

The last thing you want is for the rest of your natural teeth to start to move and shift around, which is something that will happen if you don’t fill the gap in your smile. By placing a dental implant as soon as possible after tooth loss, our Marietta, GA, restorative dentist can also prevent teeth from shifting and moving around, which in turn can prevent more gaps between teeth, crowding or crookedness from occurring.

Restore your bite

When you have a gap in your smile it throws your bite off, causing your jaws to put more force and pressure on some teeth rather than distributing the weight and force evenly. By getting a dental implant that is anchored into your jawbone, this will allow you to bite and chew with about the same force as you would if you still had all of your teeth. A dental implant also makes it possible to still enjoy all the foods you love without any of the challenges that come with having gaps in your smile.

Treating your tooth loss doesn’t have to be difficult. Let our dental team in Marietta, GA, make the process easier on you. Call our office today at (770) 424-7525 to schedule your consultation.

By James Hutson, DDS, PC
January 14, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry

Dental ImplantsCould this tooth replacement give you back the smile you once loved?

Tooth loss is a serious problem and one that afflicts millions of Americans. Luckily there is hope when you turn to our Marietta, GA, dentist Dr. James Hutson for restorative care. We are pleased to offer dental implants to our patients missing one, several, or all of their teeth. This metal restoration is surgically placed into the jawbone where it will take the place of your missing tooth roots. Here are some of the benefits you’ll enjoy when you choose to get dental implants:


The Next Best Thing

While no restoration is as good as maintaining your own natural teeth, when this is no longer an option, our patients can rest assured that dental implants are the next best thing. This is because implants truly function just like real teeth. They are even made from a biocompatible metal, which then fuses together with the bone and tissue in the mouth to become one. No other restoration functions as closely to a real tooth as implants.


A Long-Lasting Restoration

While most dental restorations will need to be replaced or repaired every few years, what makes dental implants different is that rarely will the implant ever need to be replaced. Plus, since it’s made from a durable metal like titanium it is designed to last several decades. This means that with the proper oral care, your implant could last the rest of your life. Of course, the dental crown placed over the implant will need to be replaced every few years, depending on how well you care for it.


Fully Restore Chewing

Whether you are missing one or many of your permanent teeth, we understand how difficult it can be to enjoy some of your favorite foods and chew food thoroughly enough. Not only does this mean avoiding certain foods that you might love, but also that you may be less likely to get the nutrients your body needs to stay healthy. Furthermore, difficulty chewing often leads to issues with digestion. By restoring your smile with dental implants, you will get a restoration that will stay in place and make chewing a whole lot easier again. Don’t just dream about that steak; enjoy it!


Are you interested in finding out whether dental implants are the ideal way to replace your missing teeth? If so, call our Marietta dental office today at (770) 424-7525 to schedule a consultation with us.

Could you benefit from veneers, crowns, bonding or other cosmetic dentistry services? Your Marietta, GA, dentist Dr. James Hutson offers a variety of treatments and services that can enhance your smile.

Dentures, bridges and dental implants offer a solution to gaps in your smile

The loss of one or more teeth can dramatically alter your appearance, but a change in your smile isn't the only consequence of tooth loss. Depending on the number of teeth you've lost, you may find it difficult to speak clearly or chew food thoroughly. Your Marietta dentist can help you fill the gaps in your smile with dentures, bridges and dental implants.

Bonding offers a simple solution to many cosmetic issues

Whether you've chipped a tooth, don't like the shape or want to hide a discoloration or another flaw on your enamel, bonding can help. Your dentist adds soft composite resin, a material made with powdered glass and plastic, to your teeth during the treatment. Composite resin is very pliable and can be manipulated into any shape needed to correct your issue. Curing the material with blue light bonds the composite resin to your teeth and ensures that it's tough enough to stand up to years of chewing and biting.

Crowns strengthen and repair teeth

If your tooth is fractured, cracked or fragile, your dentist may recommend a dental crown. The hollow restorations are shaped liked the part of your teeth visible above your gums. They slide over teeth that have been decreased in size, and offer complete protection for your tooth. Crowns restore the normal height and width of teeth, protect weak or fragile teeth from fracturing, conceal discolorations and even change the length or shape of teeth.

Veneers offer a simple way to make over your smile

Veneers may be thin but the restorations offer an excellent way to conceal flaws that only affect the fronts of your teeth. The tooth-shaped porcelain shells are attached with dental cement and can completely change the appearance of a tooth. Veneers can be used to hide chips, cracks, uneven surfaces and other imperfections; cover slight gaps between teeth; hide discolored teeth; whiten your smile; or alter the shape or length of teeth.

Is your smile in need of a cosmetic dentistry treatment? Call your Marietta, GA, dentist Dr. James Hutson at (770) 424-7525 to schedule your appointment.

By James Hutson, DDS, PC
September 07, 2018
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry

Find out what kind of dentures could help treat your tooth loss and restore your smile.

Partial DentureYou are dealing with tooth loss and you believe that dentures are the best oral prosthetic to replace those missing teeth. Perhaps you’ve done plenty of online research and you’ve weighed the pros and cons of getting dentures, a dental bridge or dental implants, and decided that dentures may align best with your needs and current health status. Now is the time to turn to our Marietta, GA, cosmetic dentist Dr. James Hutson, for a consultation to find out more about dentures and whether they are right for you.

What are dentures?

Okay, so we know that most people understand what dentures are. After all, these oral prosthetic devices have been around for centuries. Of course, modern-day dentures offer a better fit and feel than they once did, making them more comfortable and easier to wear than ever before. Dentures consist of a pink plastic base with false teeth. The pink base is created to resemble gum tissue and may either be held in place through suction or with metal clasps.

What are the different types of dentures?

It’s now important to understand that there are several different types of dentures from which to choose in Marietta, GA, and understanding them better will help you decide the best option for you:

Full Dentures

This is your best option if you are missing all of your teeth on the upper or lower jaw or both. Full dentures can last anywhere from five to 10 years with the proper care and maintenance and are the best option for someone dealing with total tooth loss.

Partial Dentures

If you are missing some teeth but still have some healthy natural teeth remaining then getting partial dentures will be the best option. Placing these dentures will help prevent the rest of your teeth from shifting into the open gap.

Fixed Dentures

When we think of dentures we often think about having to take them out each and every night. While this is the norm, there are some situations where the dentures will be fixed in place. One example is a fixed dental bridge, in which dental crowns are cemented to natural teeth on either side of the gap to support a false tooth in the middle.

Dental implants can also be surgically placed within the jawbone to support and hold dentures in place. Of course, with implant-supported dentures, you will still need to take your dentures out every night before bedtime.

Are you dealing with tooth loss in Marietta, GA, and interested in finding out whether dentures are the best approach for restoring your smile? If so, you’ve come to the right place. Dr. James Hutson and staff pride themselves on providing the very best in cosmetic and restorative dentistry. Schedule a consultation with us today.

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