Columbus, GA dentist Dr. Albert Caves offers dentures and partials as replacement option for patients with missing teeth. We sympathize with the emotional and physical difficulty that comes with loosing your teeth. Dentures and partial dentures provide an effective solution to restore beauty and function to the smile.
Dr. Caves will carefully design dentures to fit comfortably and securely in your mouth. Advances in materials and technology ensure that today’s cosmetic dentures look natural, allowing you to eat, speak and smile with confidence.
The teeth play an important role in the appearance of the face and people who are missing teeth often look older than they are. Without a healthy tooth structure, the lips and cheek will sag or droop. Replacing teeth can greatly improve the appearance of a patient. In addition, once a patient has lost a tooth, the bone structure begins to deteriorate. If a patient is not treated by a skilled dentist, that bone will continue to break down, causing unwanted problems in the future.
Types of Dentures
Full dentures are designed to replace all of the upper or lower teeth. Partial dentures are made to fill gaps in the smile. Dentures can either be removable or fixed. Fixed dentures are secured in place with dental implants.
Implant secured dentures are the preferred restoration for patients with multiple missing teeth. Though there is a significant investment initially, implant supported dentures provide superior long term benefits.
First, the dental implants will help to maintain bone structure. In addition, dental implants secure the denture in place so there is no risk of slippage. In some cases, an existing denture can be converted into an implant supported denture, saving the patient some of the cost.
If you are considering dentures, Dr. Caves carefully explain your options along with the associated costs and treatment time frame.
If you have missing teeth or are about to lose your teeth, please schedule an appointment with Dr. Caves to discuss what treatment options are available for you.