Posts for tag: Dentures

By James Hutson, DDS, PC
October 09, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dentures  
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Although teeth are quite durable, we can still lose them—even all of them—to disease or injury. The good news, though, is that we have effective ways to restore teeth after they're lost. One of these, the removable denture, has given people their teeth back for several generations. And with recent advances in technology, today's dentures are even better.

Although more advanced, today's dentures share the same basic structure as those from a century ago: prosthetic (false) teeth set in a plastic resin colored to resemble the gums. The traditional denture is molded to fit snugly over an individual patient's alveolar jaw ridges, which once supported the former natural teeth. The denture stays in place primarily through a suction effect between the denture and the ridges.

Modern technology, though, has greatly improved today's dentures. Digital imaging can be used to generate highly accurate impressions of the dental ridges that can lead to denture bases with better fit. Dentists using photographs of the patient, especially in earlier years, are better able to identify facial landmarks, which enables them to position the new teeth to more closely recreate the patient's former smile.

These technological aids now help dentists to create more attractive dentures with better support and comfort. But the fit that makes this possible may not last due to a particular weakness inherent in traditional dentures—continuing bone loss. When teeth are missing, the underlying jawbone can lose bone volume over time. Dentures don't stop this process and can accelerate it due to constant friction and pressure on the dental ridges.

But a new modification incorporating dental implants with dentures can help solve these problems. By placing a few strategically positioned implants in the jawbone that then connect with the denture, the appliance not only gains more stability, but also produces less pressure on the dental ridges. In addition, bone cells naturally grow and adhere to the titanium implant posts, which helps to stop or slow bone loss.

If you've experienced total tooth loss, dentures are an affordable and effective option. Thanks to modern dental advances, you can get back the smile and dental function you once lost.

If you would like more information on denture restorations, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation. You can also learn more about this topic by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “Removable Full Dentures.”

By James Hutson, DDS, PC
April 23, 2020
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Dentures  

No need for embarrassment about your smile. Dentures are a speedy, custom-made, and convenient option to restore the appearance of your teeth. If you are also experiencing challenges with speech, dentures may be able to help. Dr. James Hutson in Marietta, GA can help you explore your options to get the dentures that best fit you.

Complete Dentures

The most common dentures are complete dentures. Several things you should know about getting this type of dentures are:

  • Your new dentures will match the color of your natural gums.
  • Your dentist removes any present teeth so that your dentures can fit your gums.
  • Saliva helps to hold the gum in place against the gums.

Implants

An alternative to complete dentures is dental implants. If the bones of your jawline are in good condition, you may be a candidate for implants. Some patients may prefer the fit of this type of denture.

Immediate Dentures

If you still have some teeth present, partials may be a good option. Immediate dentures fill in gaps around existing teeth.

Caring for your dentures

Once you receive your dentures, caring for them is easy. Here are a few tips from the American Dental Association to help you maintain great denture care:

  • Store your dentures in water to prevent them from warping.
  • Brush your teeth with a denture cleaner, toothpaste or mild soap. This removes food, calculus and other debris that may stick to your dentures.
  • Be sure to clean any mold that may grow on your dentures as this can lead to irritation of the gums.

Replacing your dentures

  • Replace them if you've had them longer than five years.
  • If your dentures crack, are unable to fit in your mouth or do not match, go see your dentist.
  • There is structural damage to the denture.
     

We are still available for patients dealing with a dental emergency or experiencing tooth pain. Contact Dr. James Huston’s dental office at (770) 424-7525.

By James Hutson, DDS, PC
May 28, 2019
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Dentures  

Have you lost natural teeth? Do you have several gaps in your smile? If so, Dr. James Hutson in Marietta, GA, can help thanks to one versatile restoration: dentures.

What are dentures?

A dental appliance used to reconstruct missing teeth, dentures can counteract tooth loss and restore someone's ability to chew, speak, and eat.

 

What are the different kinds of dentures?

Dentures can benefit both the dental functionality and aesthetics of a patient. They also come in a few different varieties, including:

  • Immediate dentures, which are temporary appliances used to transition people to wearing dentures full-time
  • Conventional full dentures, which are permanent dentures that perfectly fit your teeth
  • Implant-supported over-dentures which are full dentures that are secured and supported by one or more dental implants
  • Partial dentures, which are temporary space maintainers used to support healing gums

 

Caring for Dentures

When you receive your dentures, it's important to know how to best take care of them. Here are some tips:

  • Rinse your dentures while they are still in your mouth. This will help get rid of any food particles.
  • While brushing your teeth, make sure you clean your cheeks, the roof of your mouth, gums, and tongue to avoid having an unpleasant breath or irritation. The American Dental Association recommends using a soft-bristled toothbrush and a non-invasive cleanser when cleaning your dentures.
  • Completely immerse your dentures in water when they're not in your mouth. This will help prevent them from becoming misshaped.

 

Need a consultation?

Are you tired of showing off a damaged smile? Do you want to restore your basic dental functionality? If so, you need to contact Dr. James Hutson, your Marietta, GA, dentist at (770) 424-7525. It's time you take care of your dental health and improve your smile!

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.

By James Hutson, DDS, PC
May 10, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

What your dentist in Marietta wants you to knowdentures

A new denture can restore your self-esteem and self-confidence. A new denture can make you want to smile again, and when you smile, people around you smile back. You deserve to live a more positive life, and a new denture can help. Dr. James Hutson in Marietta, GA, can share the benefits of dentures and help you decide the right denture for you.

These are just a few of the benefits of dentures:

  • Dentures help you chew, which helps your digestion and overall health
  • Dentures help you enjoy the foods you love
  • Dentures help you look younger by restoring your full facial contours
  • Dentures help you look better, which restores your self-esteem and confidence

If you are currently suffering from dental pain due to badly damaged or decayed teeth, a denture can replace your teeth and eliminate your pain. If your social life isn’t all it could be because you are embarrassed by your smile, a denture can help you feel like getting out and meeting people.

There are many types of dentures to choose from. If you need to replace a full arch of teeth, either upper or lower, a full denture is the choice to make. You can choose from:

  • A conventional denture, which is placed after your tissue has healed completely from extractions, usually at 6 to 8 weeks
  • An immediate denture, which is placed right after tooth removal so you don’t have to be without teeth; a permanent denture will be made after your tissue has healed.
  • An overdenture, which is placed over implants or existing tooth roots; overdentures can be more stable and may help to conserve the bone in your jaw.

If you need to replace just a few teeth but not an entire arch, a partial may be right for you. You can choose from:

  • A conventional partial denture, which is a sturdy, permanent replacement for lost teeth
  • A transitional partial denture, which is meant as a temporary partial if you are awaiting implant placement

There are many benefits dentures can provide, both to your smile and to your life. You deserve a great life, and it begins with a great smile. For more information about dentures and other restorative and cosmetic dental services, call Dr. Hutson in Marietta, GA, today!



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