Missing teeth can have a detrimental affect on both dental health and daily quality of life. Replacing lost teeth as quickly as possible is important to avoid additional, more complex problems from developing that may limit the choices for tooth replacement.
Atlanta area dentist Dr. Brenda Paulen offers several options for replacing missing teeth, including dentures and partial dentures.
Cosmetic Dentures Sandy Springs
Often called cosmetic dentures, today’s dentures offer a more natural looking smile and more comfortable fit. Improvements in materials and treatment planning technology enable restorative dentists like Dr. Paulen to help patients with missing teeth regain their smile with dentures that are esthetically pleasing and stable.
Dr. Paulen can replace a poor fitting denture with a cosmetic denture that can give you back a comfortable and functional smile and restore your quality of life. Signs you may need to replace a denture can include:
- Slipping denture
- Denture appears worn or is damaged- teeth may not show when smiling
- Necessary diet changes to accommodate chewing problems
- Changes in clarity of speech
Patient Testimonial: Dentures
Types of DenturesDr. Paulen offers several types of dentures and will help you select the best one based on your needs, goals and budget. The dentures that we offer in our Sandy Springs, GA dental office are called cosmetic dentures because they are highly aesthetic and look and feel just like natural teeth. The dentures that Dr. Paulen offers are designed to fit stably and comfortably in your mouth. There are basically two types of dentures: Full Dentures and Partial Dentures. Full dentures replace all of a person's upper or lower teeth. A partial denture replaces several missing teeth, similar to a dental bridge. A denture can either be removable or fixed. Fixed dentures are anchored by dental implants and often called implant dentures.
Implant Supported DenturesImplant supported dentures, simply known as implant dentures, have an extremely high success rate and level of patient satisfaction. While there is a greater investment for implant dentures, they do provide superior long term benefits over removable dentures.
- Secure fit, no worries about dentures falling out when you eat or speak
- Improved bone retention, implants help to prevent bone loss
- Ability to eat foods without restrictions
- No adhesives necessary