Crafting Dentures Just For You
Whether you’re missing several or all of your teeth on an entire arch, having gaps in your smile can make basic daily tasks, like being able to chew your food, difficult. Not only can this impact your health and ability to absorb essential vitamins and nutrients from what you eat, but it can also affect your self-confidence and desire to hangout with friends and family. At Advanced Dentistry of Athens, we offer full and partial dentures that are completely customized to comfortably fit your unique dental structure and needs. We work closely with each of our patients to ensure that they get the best tooth-replacement option to fit their lifestyle, so schedule a consultation to learn more about how dentures in Athens can benefit you.
For our patients who are missing several teeth in an arch, we’ll likely suggest partial dentures to fit their needs. These allow you to preserve your existing teeth by using a specially designed metal or acrylic removable base that fits around them to hold your artificial teeth in place. This makes them easy to clean, comfortable, and discreet. Atop the foundation is a gum-colored acrylic base that secures the natural-looking artificial teeth, providing you with a completed and functional smile that won’t slip or shift while you eat, speak, laugh, and smile.
Patients who are missing an entire arch of teeth can reap fantastic benefits by replacing them with full dentures in Athens. These are similar to partials, but have a specialized base that fits over your gums and is designed to use natural suction to stay securely in place while you eat and speak. The gum-colored acrylic base of full dentures is slightly thicker than partials, and the natural-looking replacement teeth are also designed to blend in with the rest of your smile. This restoration is also removable, but for our patients who are looking for a more permanent solution, we often recommend dental implants instead.
Maintaining Your Dentures
After you get your dentures, it’s important to maintain them to preserve their appearance, avoid oral sores, and keep them functional. You can do this by following some of these basic daily care tips:
- Before you go to bed, remove your full dentures and store them in a glass of room temperature water.
- Clean your dentures with a special denture cleaning brush and denture cleaner.
- While cleaning your dentures, place a non-slip rag or towel on your bathroom counter to put them on to keep them from falling to the floor and breaking.
- Continue brushing and flossing your existing teeth if you have removable partial dentures.
If you have any questions or need additional denture-care guidance, don’t hesitate to contact our office. Our team will be more than happy to help!