Best Dentures In Atlanta
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At Atlanta Dental Spa it is our objective to preserve your natural teeth if at all possible. Sometimes, though, we must resort to dentures. Usually it’s in the instance of:
1) Having a pre-existing denture that you want replaced with cosmetic dentures or high-end porcelain or acrylic teeth (to the Atlanta Dental Spa standard).
2) There is the presence of such massive decay and advanced periodontal disease present. The most predictable and effective option might be a beautiful denture.
What types of dentures are there?
Traditional dentures are dentures held in the mouth by nothing other than passive retention. This means that impressions are taken of the mouth (without teeth) and dentures are fabricated precisely to the underlying gum.
Typically, people who have a denture in this situation have to rely on denture adhesives or pastes to keep the denture in place throughout the day.
This is especially the case on lower dentures because the ridge of bone and gum on the lower is not as substantial as that on the top, so the denture “flops” around more. The upper denture is usually a little more stable in this situation because it utilizes the surface area of your palate to help keep things in place.
A denture that is essentially attached to either two dental implants or two mini-implants. You can see how this option helps to stabilize and retain the denture in the mouth. The denture will actually “click” into the two positions.
Old dentures (or your existing denture) can usually be retro-fit to accommodate the denture. As far as dentures go, this is the second best denture option for long term. In the opinion of Atlanta Dental Spa, almost all lower dentures should be an over denture because otherwise they just “flop” around, making it difficult to speak and talk. This option still makes the denture removable each night.
Implant Dentures (hybrid bridge):
This option is not really a denture – it’s more like a fixed bridge. Typically 4 or 6 dental implants are placed on the upper and lower arch. The denture hybrid (implant dentures) is actually fixed to the implants in the mouth.
This is the most stable option and it is NOT removed each night. Some other names for this type of denture are “All on 4″ or “Teeth in an Hour.”
The advantage to implant supported dentures is that they are the most stable and most aesthetic option; they are the best cosmetic dentures in Atlanta, however, due to their complex nature and the amount of dental implants necessary to support them, they are also the most expensive. See the example of the implant dentures (hybrid denture bridge) below: If you need dentures in Atlanta, then contact our cosmetic dentists today!
What is a cosmetic denture? It’s definitely not a $400 economy denture that
you’re probably not going to like. It’s probably not going to look good,
it’s probably not going to fit well, certainly won’t last, and all of your
friends are going to look at you and think, “He’s got dentures.” That’s not
what we want to do. We want to give people a denture that’s
indistinguishable from natural teeth, including the gums. We go as far as
to even tint the gum tissue to make it look so natural. My goal is that if
you pulled the lips up and looked, you wouldn’t even be able to tell it’s a
That’s not what you see walking around town. Most people go to a daylong
fabrication facility and get them made quickly and inexpensively.
Inexpensive means cheap. Cheap doesn’t mean it’s going to look good, last,
or work well in your mouth. Here at Atlanta Dental Spa, we use the best
materials, the best teeth, and the best techniques we know to fabricate an
absolutely drop-dead gorgeous denture that will fool anyone and that you
can feel good about.
Denture patients already have one strike against them self-esteem-wise; you
know you are already missing your teeth. We want to give you something that
boosts your confidence and makes you feel better. When we finish a case, I
want the patient to sit up and have the same happy tears of joy a veneer
patient has at their beautiful new smile.
People won’t know it’s a denture. We do that through some unique processes
that we’ve learned over years of study, years of tweaking this technique
down to an art form. One of our biggest successes with this is we set the
teeth with you in the chair, so it gives us an unrivaled ability to
facilitate facial rejuvenation. With a denture, you’re not just replacing
teeth; you’re replacing lost gum and bone. These things can make it almost
look as if you’ve had a face lift even, can make your face even look
better, not just your smile. That’s one of the add-ons that you get with a
cosmetic denture. You get a lot more than just teeth, you get a new smile,
you get a new face, you get a face that looks great and looks natural.