Do you love to smile, but hate that your smile is incomplete? Dentures can restore a natural-looking smile temporarily or long-term. Dr. Thomas of Smile Envy Dental Group makes smiles whole again for patients in Smyrna, Vinings, and surrounding Atlanta communities.
What Are Dentures?
Dentures are a long-term solution for replacing missing teeth without surgery. Dr. Thomas may recommend one of three types of dentures:
- Temporary Dentures are great for patients who have lost one or more teeth in an accident or sporting event and are awaiting an appointment for the permanent solution, such as a dental implant or dental bridge to be completed. Temporary dentures are similar to a retainer as they are connected to your teeth using wire and can be removed from your mouth at any point.
- Partial Dentures are great for individuals with only a few missing teeth who do not want to alter their remaining teeth or undergo a procedure. Partial dentures are worn like a retainer with a gum-colored plastic center and wire structure holding the dentures in place whenever they are placed in your mouth. Partial dentures can also be worn or removed at any point.
- Full Dentures are a great solution for patients who are missing their lower or upper teeth or all of their teeth. Full dentures replace the complete set of missing teeth. Smile Envy Dental Group uses the most up-to-date and innovative denture solutions for our patients, ensuring your dentures are more comfortable and natural-looking than ever before.
Benefits of Dentures
Dentures are an alternative to dental implants and dental bridges. Dentures provide a non-invasive way to restore your smile by replacing one or more missing teeth without any type of procedure. Dentures are also the quickest solution for missing teeth. Temporary dentures can be fitted immediately and customized dentures are ready in about two weeks.
Are Dentures Right for Me?
As with any cosmetic dental treatment, there are many factors to consider when choosing dentures. Dr. Thomas at Smile Envy Dental Group can weigh the pros and cons of dentures with you to help ensure you choose the right treatment option.
How to Care for Dentures
Once you take your dentures home, you will need to care for them every night. Remove your dentures each evening before bed. Use a denture brush to remove any food particles and rinse them with warm water. Allow your dentures to soak overnight. You can put your dentures back in your mouth the following morning.
Even if you are missing many or all of your teeth, it is important to continue a good cleaning regime each night by brushing your gums, your tongue and the roof of your mouth to remove any lingering bacteria and prevent illness. By following these instructions, patients of Smile Envy Dental Group will have a great smile for many years to come.
How Much Do Dentures Cost?
The cost of dentures varies based on the option selected and your specific needs. A consultation with Dr. Thomas to discuss your needs will provide better insight into the total expense. Dentures may be covered by your dental insurance policy. A friendly member of our staff helps determine your coverage after the consultation. Any out-of-pocket expense can be paid with a variety of payment options including CareCredit®, a simple financing option to meet your dental needs.
Consultations to discuss dentures, dental bridges, and other smile makeover options are available at our conveniently located office in Atlanta, GA. Contact Smile Envy Dental Group today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Thomas.