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Dentures

Partial and Complete Dentures in Hamilton and Columbus, GA

Southeastern Dental Center offers both partial and complete denture options for patients who are missing their teeth.  Partial dentures are an excellent choice for our patients who are missing some teeth but still have healthy teeth remaining. Complete dentures are usually recommended for our patients who are missing all of their teeth.

If you are considering dentures, please call our family dentistry office today to schedule a consultation. We will be happy to help answer any of your questions and help you choose the best treatment plan for your needs.

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A dentist removing a tooth from a patient's mouth using specialized tools
The dentist holds the pen and pointing to the denture
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What are dentures?

Traditional dentures are removable dental appliances that we use to replace missing teeth. They are made of acrylic and fit over the gums. Dentures can be partial or full, depending on the number of teeth missing. Partial dentures are held in place by clasps that fit around existing teeth, and full dentures rest on the gums.

Custom-crafted dentures usually take several weeks to manufacture. They can be used to improve the appearance of your smile and to help with eating and speaking. Over time, dentures may need to be relined or replaced as they can become loose-fitting. It is important to clean dentures daily and to see your denturist for regular checkups.



Types of Dentures Offered

Both complete dentures and partial dentures are options for our patients who need new teeth. We use complete dentures to replace all of the natural teeth in the upper or lower jaw, while partials are used to replace just a few missing teeth.

Both types of dentures can be made from acrylic or metal, and they are custom-fitted to each patient’s mouth. 

Partial Denture

Partial dentures are a great choice for our patients who are only missing a few teeth. Partials are held in place by clasps that fit around existing teeth, and they can be removed for cleaning. Partial dentures can help to improve the overall appearance of your smile and make eating and speaking easier. They're a great choice for patients who have had several tooth extractions.

Complete Denture

Complete dentures are best for patients who are missing all of their natural teeth and are used to replace the entire dental arch. Full dentures fit over your gum tissue and are held in place with suction. They can be removed for cleaning, and they will need to be relined or replaced over time as they can become loose-fitting. Complete dentures can help to improve your oral health and make eating and speaking easier.

Implant Supported Dentures

Implant-supported dentures are a permanent solution to tooth loss and are not removable. An implant-supported denture is supported by dental implants that are surgically placed in the jawbone to act as artificial tooth roots. Once the implants fuse to the bone, they provide a firm anchor for the denture.

Benefits of Replacing Missing Teeth with Dentures

Losing teeth can be a difficult experience, both emotionally and physically. Not only does it affect your appearance, but it can also make it difficult to eat and speak.

 

Fortunately, dentures can provide many benefits for dental patients.

  • They provide an effective way to replace missing upper and lower teeth and restore your smile.
  • They are custom-made to fit comfortably over your gums, and they can be held in place with denture adhesive.
  • They are natural-looking, so you can feel confident about your appearance.
  • They can help improve your chewing ability and make it easier to eat the foods you love.
  • Dentures will prevent your surrounding teeth from moving out of place.

Dentures FAQs

The cost of dentures will depend on the type of denture you need and the materials used. Partial dentures usually cost less than complete dentures. The best way to get an accurate estimate of the cost of your dentures is to schedule a consultation with our office.

Dental implants are a more permanent treatment for tooth loss, but they are also more expensive due to the implant surgery required. Dentures are a good option for patients who want a less expensive and invasive alternative to dental implants. There are also implant-supported dentures available to patients who want a more stable solution.

Most dental care plans will cover at least a portion of the cost of dentures. However, it is important to check with your insurance provider to see what your specific coverage is.

Contact Us to Schedule a Consultation

If you are considering dentures, please schedule a consultation with our dental practice. During your consultation, we will examine your mouth, discuss your goals, and answer any questions you have. We will also provide you with an estimate of the cost of your dentures.

To schedule a consultation, please contact our office today