Dentures

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oldcouple.jpgWhen you are missing a tooth, several teeth, or all of your teeth, it’s common to feel self-conscious about your appearance. Beyond this, missing teeth can have a dramatic impact on your speech and overall dental health. At Macon Smiles, we want you to have the best smile you possibly can, which is why we offer dentures to enhance your smile. Our denture types include full dentures or partial dentures. Each of these options are entirely removable and allow you to maintain them with ease.

How Do Dentures Stay In Place?

Dentures are held in place by suction & adhesion of the denture material against the gum tissues, and also by the muscles of the cheeks, lips, and tongue.  Adhesive pastes help with mild looseness. Increased looseness in corrected by Relining the dentures, which is a procedure performed by the dentist.  Persistent looseness can be corrected by Implants. 

Full dentures stay in place with at least two implants on the bottom jaw and four implants on the top jaw. These implants allow the dentures to stay in place with ease and allow the patient to easily remove the dentures for maintenance, yet provide a secure placement so the dentures don’t fall out. Partial dentures are usually secured by using the teeth around them to hold them in place with an archwire. These also provide ease with removal, but also stability for chewing and eating.

Do Dentures Hurt?

Typically dentures do not hurt. In fact, dentures typically yield great benefits for patients and feel better than life without a full set of teeth. These benefits include eating, speaking, and a self-esteem boost, which can all have a dramatic effect on the overall health of a patient. Further, using dentures, it is common for patients to experience a transition period where they are getting accustomed to their new smile and may have difficulty at first speaking or eating. Nevertheless, we ensure our patients have a smooth transition with frequent check-ups.

How Soon Can I Get Dentures?

We provide immediate dentures for those who want a quick fix, but these are meant to only hold you over until your well-fitted permanent dentures come in. Upon teeth removal, immediate dentures will be made until healing is complete—it’s important to note that these likely will not be as comfortable as permanent dentures. Once the patient’s mouth has healed from teeth removal, permanent dentures can be formed. These will be much more comfortable than the immediate dentures.

Contact Macon Smiles!

We strive to ensure you have the best smile you possibly can. We also have specialized in other cosmetic dentistry options, as well, which may better suit your smile. Contact us today to see if dentures are right for you!

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