Whether the result of gum disease or trauma, tooth loss can be an inevitable part of life for some patients. Losing some or even all of your teeth doesn’t have to mean you are left without a beautiful, natural-looking smile, though. When they’re fitted by a seasoned dental expert, full or partial dentures can provide a comfortable, permanent general dentistry treatment for lost teeth.
Full and Partial Dentures
Some patients will only need partial dentures, due to the loss of one or more teeth. Custom-fitted to your mouth and connected to your remaining natural teeth, partial dentures fill in the gaps left behind by missing teeth to provide an even smile and a comfortable chewing surface. Unlike a bridge, a partial denture is removable.
Full dentures are fitted when a patient suffers the loss of all natural teeth. After the surface of the gums has healed completely from tooth extraction or trauma, full dentures can be fitted and created especially for you. There are also options for immediate dentures so there’s no wait for the gum surfaces to heal, but these fixtures will often require periodic adjustments as the gums heal and settle.
Tooth loss doesn’t have to be an emotionally traumatic experience. You also don’t have to resign yourself to uncomfortable, ill-fitting and unnatural-looking dentures. Schedule a consultation with one of our experts today and we’ll help you create the heathy, beautiful smile you want. Because we know dentures aren’t the ideal solution for every patient, we’ll also take the time to discuss any other alternative treatments available to you. Don’t let a damaged or unhealthy smile diminish your quality of life. Contact Gwinnett Family Dental Care today. Together, we’ll get your smile back to picture-perfect condition with ease.