Dentures have always been the popular option to replace missing teeth. Even George Washington himself used them. Of course, dental technology has advanced since that time. At Optima Dental, we use the latest technology to make sure that your new dentures will look as natural and feel as comfortable as possible.
Types of Dentures
Here in our clinic in Lawrenceville, Georgia, we offer more than one kind of dentures. If you’ve lost a few teeth in a row, we can put in partial dentures. These devices resemble bridges, except that they’re removable.
We also offer complete dentures when you’ve lost all your teeth. With these, you will no longer have to limit yourself to soft foods. Instead, you can eat normally and smile confidently again with the new dentures in place. Usually, we use complete dentures when we’ve removed all your teeth because they have been irreparably damaged. You’ll need to wait to get your dentures on your second visit because your gums will need to heal first.
That long wait can be interminable, and the lack of teeth can really give you problems at work and in social situations. But instead of living like a recluse, you can avail of our immediate full dentures. As the name implies, we can put them immediately after we’ve removed all your teeth. That means you don’t have to be without teeth at all.
However, with immediate full dentures you will still need a second visit to make adjustments to your dentures. As your mouth heals after the tooth extractions, the shape of your jaw bone will change too and the denture will have to be adjusted accordingly so that it will fit you comfortably.
You will need to look after your dentures carefully once you get them. You should brush them as you would your real teeth so that it doesn’t get damaged by plaque and food particles. You’ll need to remove them at night and you’ll have to place them in room temperature water or a special denture solution. Make sure you handle them carefully because they may be damaged if you drop them. You’ll also need to have your dentist make the adjustments if they become loose or uncomfortable for you to wear.
You have to understand the limitations of dentures. While they may look natural, at first they won’t feel natural at all. That will make eating and speaking normally a challenge for a week or two, until you get used to your new dentures. Over time, they will feel natural inside your mouth, and you can eat and speak normally again.
If you need an easy and affordable way to replace your missing teeth, call us at (770) 962-4322. We can make dentures for you so that you can speak and smile with confidence and you can chew and appreciate your food once again. There’s no need to live with missing teeth, and at Optima Dental we can replace them with dentures fast and easy. Get in touch with us today!