If you’ve suffered lost or damaged teeth that get in the way of your day-to-day life, dentures may be the right option for you. Dentures are easily removable and customized to your mouth, so your life can continue like normal. At Madison Yards Family Dentistry, your satisfaction is our mission. We administer dentures for patients of all ages and offer flexible options for any financial situation. Deciding to get dentures can be a big step in your dental journey, so we understand if you have some questions before getting started. Our knowledgeable staff and dentistists are here to help you every step of the way.
Types of Dentures
Dentures are typically made of hard resin, but could also be porcelain or plastic. Dentures are more fragile than real teeth and may need replacing around every five years. Types of dentures include:
Immediate dentures are typically not meant for long-term use. As your mouth prepares for permanent dentures, you may wear immediate dentures while your mouth heals and changes. Immediate dentures are easier to change than partial and full dentures, making them a good short-term option during recovery.
If you have only a few teeth missing, you may opt for partial dentures. These may be used if your mouth is not strong enough to support fixtures like bridges or implants. Your partial dentures are fitted and fixed to your gum line and teeth, but they can still be easily removed for cleaning, sleeping and eating.
Full dentures, or complete dentures, are a full replacement of your natural teeth. Whether it be your bottom or top teeth (or both), full dentures are also easily replaceable to efficiently fit in with your lifestyle. Dentures are made to fit comfortably in your mouth and have a natural appearance, ensuring your confidence no matter what.
Dentures are made to be low-maintenance, but there are a few changes to your lifestyle that may take place. For starters, your dentures will need to be removed and cleaned after eating. You’ll also want to use a soft toothbrush to clean your mouth and natural teeth before putting the dentures back in. At the end of each day, dentures should be removed from your mouth, thoroughly cleaned with a denture cleanser, and left in a mild solution overnight. Different types of dentures will have different care standards, so pay close attention to your individual requirements. Attending your routine dental visits is also essential to good denture care. Your dentist will be available to talk through any issues that may arise with your dentures and evaluate the state of your mouth.
Schedule Your Dentures Consultation Today!
Are dentures the right option for you? If you’re interested in learning more about the process, Madison Yards Family Dentistry is here to help. For affordable dentures and other restorative dental work in Atlanta, set up a consultation appointment with our experienced team today. Patients are welcome to call our office at (404) 836-4595 or submit our online contact form.