Dr. Keya Patel and Dr. Paul McDonald provide missing teeth treatment with dentures and partials in Buckhead, GA. Full or partial dentures can replace rows or arches of missing teeth. Replacing missing teeth improves the function of the bite and allows patients to enjoy their favorite foods again. In addition, restoring gaps in the smile can prevent problems like tooth decay and gum disease from affecting any remaining natural teeth.
Why Choose Dentures?
Full or partial dentures, particularly dentures secured by dental implants, offer multiple benefits to patients. Dentures:
- Allow patients to enjoy a variety of foods
- Improve biting and chewing
- Enhance the appearance of the smile
- Support the facial muscles
- Combat future oral health issues
- Improve speech
Types of Dentures
Partial dentures fit over remaining natural teeth. Although they are typically removable, partial dentures may be supported by dental implants. Partial dentures are made of replacement teeth attached to a base and connected by a metal framework. These dentures attach to natural teeth that may be covered with dental crowns.
Complete or full dentures can replace most or all teeth in the upper or lower jaws. Traditional full dentures sit on top of the gums and require messy adhesives to stay in one place. Alternatively, full implant-secured dentures utilize stable implants inserted into the jawbone to hold prosthetic teeth. Patients who require complete dentures benefit the most from dental implants, although patients can receive partial dentures supported by implants.
Treatment with Implant-Secured Dentures
Dental implants are made of sturdy titanium posts that are surgically inserted into the jaw bone. After a healing period of 3 to 6 months, the implants are covered with dental crowns. If patients are receiving partial dentures, the supporting bar that makes up the denture is secured by the implants. Patients with full implant dentures only require 4 to 6 implants to secure an arch of missing teeth. During treatment planning, Dr. Patel will use x-rays and digital imaging to determine the best placement for the implants.
Request a Dental Consultation
Call Pharr Road Dentistry at 404.400.7883 or schedule an appointment with our Buckhead, GA dental team on our website.