Dentures & Partials Sandy Springs, GA

Dentures & Partials An Overview

Missing teeth can have a detrimental effect on both dental health and daily quality of life. Replacing lost teeth as quickly as possible is important to avoid developing more complex problems that may limit tooth replacement choices.

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 a more comfortable fit. Improvements in materials and treatment planning technology enable restorative dentists like Dr. Paulen to help patients with missing teeth regain their smiles with esthetically pleasing and stable dentures.

Dr. Paulen can replace a poorly fitting denture with a cosmetic denture that can give you 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

Dentures & Partials What to Expect

Dr. Paulen offers several types of dentures and will help you select the best one based on your needs, goals, and budget. The dentures we offer in our Sandy Springs, GA dental office are cosmetic because they are highly aesthetic and look and feel just like natural teeth.

Dr. Paulen’s dentures are designed to fit stably and comfortably in your mouth. There are two types of dentures: Full Dentures and Partial Dentures.

Full dentures replace all of a person’s upper or lower teeth.

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 are often called implant dentures.


Implant-supported dentures, simply known as implant dentures, have an extremely high success rate and patient satisfaction. While implant dentures have a greater investment, they provide superior long-term benefits over removable ones.

  • 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


The procedure for denture implants is the same as having a single dental implant. Rather than placing one dental implant, the dentist will strategically place several dental implants to anchor the denture or partial denture. This procedure is known as same-day dentures or one-day dentures.

In most cases, the dentist secures the denture to the implants on this visit. This will aid in the healing process and offer cosmetic and functional benefits. Follow a soft diet during the healing process. Some patients may have a temporary denture, with the permanent restoration secured once the dental implants have fully integrated into the bone.

Dentures & Partials FAQs

How much do dentures cost?

The cost of dentures will depend on your specific condition, the type of denture, and the materials used. Dr. Paulen will present you with the various options and costs before selecting a treatment. Proud Smiles accepts most dental insurance and will submit the necessary paperwork on your behalf. In addition, we offer flexible payment options and interest-free financing for qualified patients.

Do you repair dentures?

If you need denture repair, please contact our office. In some cases, we may be able to repair an existing denture. In other situations, the dentist may recommend replacing the denture.

What is "All-On-Four"?

All-On-Four is a popular implant denture procedure where the dentist places as few as four dental implants in the jaw to secure a denture. Dr. Paulen will evaluate your condition and recommend the number of implants that will yield the best results for your needs and goals.