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Full & Partial Dentures in Cumming

Happy senior couple smiling togetherDentists Brian Y. Lee, Katherine Lee and Joonkyu Hwang offer their Dentistry at Windermere patients natural-looking Cumming, GA dentures. Depending on individual need and preference, full and partial dentures may be crafted in the traditional way or supported on state of the art dental implants.

Individuals who are missing one or more, or even all, their teeth, have access to modern dentures through Dentistry at Windermere. Experts in tooth replacement, Dr. Brian, Dr. Katherine and Dr. Hwang use innovative diagnostic and imaging techniques to create and deliver partial dentures and also full replacement with conventional, immediate and overdentures supported on modern dental implants.

Dentures give patients a natural-looking, youthful appearance

When people lose teeth to decay, injury or gum disease, they should seek missing teeth replacement as soon as possible to avoid:

A skilled cosmetic and restorative dentist can examine your mouth, take x-rays and suggest tooth replacement options to deliver a natural look and improved oral health and function, too.

Dentures may be partial or full replacement

Closeup of smile with natural looking dentures

Partial dentures are constructed on a light metal frame with tooth- and gum-colored acrylic. Patients attach them to teeth surrounding the gap via metal clasps. Removable and light, “partials” help people enjoy good chewing and great aesthetics. Rinsed after meals and brushed with a quality ADA-accepted denture paste, partial dentures last for years, but usually require replacement at some point. Partial dentures without any metals are also available in certain situations.

Full replacement dentures fall into 3 types:

Hands holding full denture

Conventional dentures

which restore a full upper or lower arch of teeth (or both for individuals who are edentulous). Oral impressions are taken and sent to a professional lab where a skilled technician fabricates the denture from lifelike acrylic.

Immediate dentures

which can be placed directly after tooth extraction. These replacements save patients the embarrassment of being without teeth. Immediate dentures need refitting or relining as the gums and bone shrink during healing.

Overdentures

which are anchored by dental implants. Dental implants are metal pegs surgically inserted into the jaw bone. They may secure fixed or removable dentures.

Life with Cumming, GA dentures

While there’s nothing like a full set of natural teeth, Dr. Brian, Dr. Katherine and Dr. Hwang encourage their patients that life with Cumming, GA dentures will work just fine. After receiving new dentures, patients can expect a period of adjustment while facial muscles adjust to speaking and eating with the appliance. Plus, patients can experience sore spots and some minor discomfort at first, but the dentists adjust full and partial dentures to optimize fit, function and comfort.

Denture patients must practice good oral hygiene at home, rinsing their dentures after eating and brushing with a quality denture paste. Also, individuals should carefully brush gums, tongue, hard palate and cheeks gently to remove plaque, freshen breath and stimulate circulation. With attention to hygiene and routine dental exams, dentures last a decade or more.

The staff at Dentistry at Windermere invite Cumming, GA area residents to contact the office for a consultation on dentures. Learn about missing teeth replacement options in an informative, relaxed atmosphere.

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