The beauty of modern dentures is that they look amazingly natural and perform exceptionally well in place of missing teeth.
Dr. Brett Helton designs custom-crafted dentures using exacting methods that offer comfort and a secure fit.
Columbus Aesthetic & Family Dentistry in Columbus, GA, offers a variety of options for both traditional and implant-supported dentures.
Today's Dentures Offer Options for Every Smile Are You Missing Most of Your Teeth?
Traditional Full Dentures
Traditional full dentures are a removable set of teeth that replace an entire dental arch. Our Columbus, GA, dentist custom-designs dentures with natural-looking teeth that rest on a gum-colored base carefully matched to your own gums. Traditional dentures are held in place with a combination of suction and, if needed, dental adhesive. To ensure your dentures are well-fitting, Dr. Helton takes extra care to create an accurate impression of your mouth so that your dentures rest comfortably and securely.
Dr. Helton also offers dentures that are held in place by dental implants, which are small titanium posts inserted into the jaw. Implant-supported dentures are the closest thing to having your natural teeth back. Anchored by the implants, this type of denture stays in your mouth night and day and will never slip or slide around. Implant-supported dentures give you a stronger bite than is possible with traditional dentures that simply rest on the gums. Implants also encourage bone growth in the jawbone, which keeps your jaw strong and healthy.
Do You Have Gaps in Your Smile?
Traditional Partial Dentures
If you have healthy teeth but have gaps where teeth have been lost or extracted, Dr. Helton may recommend a partial denture. This type of denture is custom-designed to fill the gaps in your smile, replacing a lone tooth or a row of teeth wherever they are missing. Like a traditional denture, the traditional partial denture is removable and includes a gum-colored base. Small clasps attach to nearby teeth to help hold the partial denture in place. Dr. Helton takes care to design the prosthetic teeth so that they blend in with your natural teeth.
Implant-Supported Crowns And Bridges
Dental implants are a flexible option for people with missing teeth scattered throughout their mouth. Dr. Helton can replace a lost tooth using a single implant topped with a crown. Or, if you are missing several consecutive teeth, implants can support a bridge to replace the row of teeth, filling the gap and restoring your bite. As with all his restorations, Dr. Helton uses high-quality dental materials to ensure people notice your smile, not your dental work.
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Not Sure Which Option Is Right for You? Request a Consultation With Our Dentist
Modern dentistry offers a wealth of options for people who are missing teeth. If you have lost several or all of your teeth, request a consultation with Dr. Helton at Columbus Aesthetic & Family Dentistry in Columbus, GA. With advanced training in dentures, Dr. Helton can review your smile and design a treatment plan appropriate for your situation.
Dr. Helton knows how important a comfortable fit is for his patients. Our Columbus practice works with a trusted dental laboratory to create your denture. Dr. Helton pays close attention to every detail of the process and offers patients a choice of materials to completely customize their dentures.
The best way to understand which denture options are right for you is to request a consultation. Our dentist can carefully examine your mouth, go over any health issues, and then explain which dentures are right for you. With so many options available, Dr. Helton can customize your denture to take your lifestyle and budget into account.
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Patients today have many choices when it comes to replacing missing teeth. However, the choice is often influenced by a number of factors. Things you may want to consider:
|Tooth Loss||Budget||Dental Health|
|Traditional Denture||Missing all teeth||Budget-friendly option. Treatment is usually covered at least in part by insurance.||Dentures are an option for most people. However, dentures do not stimulate bone growth, and their constant rubbing can actually accelerate bone loss. This means you will need to have your traditional dentures relined or replaced periodically.|
|Traditional Partial Denture||Missing several teeth||Budget-friendly option. Treatment is usually covered at least in part by insurance.||The clasps on traditional partial dentures may cause wear on nearby teeth. In addition, they don't prevent jawbone atrophy, which can lead to further tooth loss.|
|Implant-Supported Denture||Missing all or some teeth||Implant surgery adds to the cost of treatment and is not usually covered by insurance. Our office can determine if your insurer will cover any of the costs.||Patients need sufficient jawbone density to support dental implants. If support is lacking, they may need bone grafts to create a stable foundation for implants. However, implants can help prevent further bone loss. If cared for, implants can last for decades.|
Why Do Dentists Prefer Implant-Supported Teeth?
Patients love the security they get with implant-supported dentures, but implants also offer important health benefits that dentists put a high value on.
Implant-supported restorations are the only tooth replacement option that replaces both the tooth and tooth root. While many people don't give much thought to tooth roots, they play an important role beyond just holding your tooth in place. Tooth roots also transmit vibrations to the jawbone from daily activities, such as eating. This signals the body to build more bone in the jaw, preventing bone recession that can cause more tooth loss.
Bone loss starts as soon as you lose a tooth. If you have been missing teeth for a while, Dr. Helton can help determine if a bone graft or sinus lift is needed to build up the bone before implant surgery. Our Columbus dentist can also treat gum disease, which must be curbed to prevent implant complications.
Are You Worried About Costs?
No one should have to wait to restore their smile and rebuild a functional bite. We strive to ensure dental care is not a burden by offering reasonably priced treatments and flexible payment plans. We offer financing through CareCredit® and in-house financing for qualified patients. Let us know if you would like more information about these options.
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