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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.

Need dental work? Give us a call

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

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707 Whitlock Ave. SW,
Suite B22 Marietta, GA 30064

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