No matter if you are missing several or all of your teeth, dentures can restore the beauty of your smile and bring strength back to your bite. In order to meet the needs of a wide range of patients, Dr. Brett Helton offers both traditional and implant-supported dentures at Columbus Aesthetic & Family Dentistry in Columbus, GA. Contact us today to schedule a dentures consultation and learn more.
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Traditional dentures are both affordable and effective. These removable prostheses feature a gum-colored base and artificial teeth, and they are held in place by clasps, suction, or dental adhesives. Since they do not require extensive preparatory procedures, traditional dentures are available to virtually any patient with extensive tooth loss. To plan your traditional denture, we will take detailed impressions of your smile. These impressions will be sent to an advanced dental laboratory, where your denture will be custom fabricated using durable materials. Once you receive your traditional denture, you can care for it just like natural teeth.
Securing dentures with dental implants allows patients to enjoy prostheses with an unmatched level of strength and stability. Dental implants are small metal posts that are surgically placed in the jaw to serve as artificial tooth roots. In order to qualify for an implant-supported denture, you need to be in good oral and overall health and have a sufficient amount of healthy bone density in your jaw to support the implants. Since bone recession naturally occurs after tooth loss, many patients can find they are not a good candidate for dental implants. In these cases, undergoing a bone grafting procedure can restore lost volume and help patients qualify.
After Dr. Helton has determined that you are a good candidate for dental implants, he will refer you to a skilled oral surgeon in the area for implants placement. Following surgery, the implants will be left to heal for several months so that they can fuse directly with the jawbone. Your custom denture will be created at a dental lab during this time, and you will return to our practice to receive it once healing is complete
Implant-supported dentures are widely considered to be the best type of denture available because of the many benefits they offer. These include:
Unparalleled stability: Since they are held in place by artificial tooth roots, implant-supported dentures function just like natural teeth. With an implant-supported denture, you can continue to enjoy all of your favorite foods and eat, speak, and smile with the confidence of knowing that your restoration will never move out of place.
Outstanding durability: Unlike traditional types, implant-supported dentures do not need to be relined or repaired on a consistent basis. With proper care, implant-supported dentures can last for many years to come.
Improved oral health: Dental implants return stimulation to the jawbone, which helps to halt bone atrophy and prevent changing facial structure. Dental implants are the only restorative treatment that can provide this benefit.
Dr. Helton will review the benefits of both traditional and implant-supported dentures during a personal consultation.
If you are missing teeth, a custom-crafted denture from Columbus Aesthetic & Family Dentistry can renew the look and function of your smile. Contact our practice today to schedule an appointment and learn more.
2570 Brookstone Centre Pkwy
Columbus, GA 31904
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