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Atlanta Prosthodontist  – Discusses Removable Dentures Atlanta, GA

As a prosthodontist in Atlanta, Dr. David Zelby is well-versed in the importance and various methods of tooth replacement. While dental implants are typically the preferred method of restoring your smile’s function and foundation, not all patients are eligible for the surgical procedure, and removable prosthodontics, like dentures, may be their only choice. Luckily, that’s not such a bad thing. With advanced materials and precise fabrication, today’s removable dentures are often indistinguishable from a natural, healthy smile, and the ability to remove them can provide a wealth of convenience when it comes to oral and dentures maintenance.

When Dental Implants Aren’t an Option

With the except for children whose still-developing jaw and facial structure prevent them from the procedure, dental implants are usually the tooth replacement choice for people of all ages. In some cases, however, such as those listed below, dental implants may not be an option:

  • Severe periodontitis (gum disease)
  • Severe jawbone deterioration/bone loss
  • Pre-existing medical conditions that can bar you from extensive dental procedures, like surgery
  • Smoking/chewing tobacco

Since dental implants are surgically inserted into your jawbone to support your replacement teeth and the pressures of everyday use, your gums and jawbone must be healthy and strong enough to support the implant. If you lack a sufficient amount of jawbone due to prolonged tooth loss, severe gum disease, dental trauma, or a congenital defect, then an implant may not be a viable option for your case. However, in certain cases, such as tobacco usage, quitting smoking and demonstrating a commitment to consistent at-home dental care may help you qualify for dental implants. Similarly, if you suffer from periodontal disease, addressing that issue through deep cleaning procedures in-office, demonstrated at-home care, and lifestyle modification could make dental implants a possibility.

Simpler Maintenance for Removable Dentures

With a basic design and concept that has lasted for perhaps thousands of years, removable dentures are still among the most effective methods of restoring your mouth’s ability to perform its necessary functions. With the added convenience of removability, traditional dentures can also make daily oral health care easier and more effective. By removing your denture appliance, you can more thoroughly clean the gums underneath of food debris and bacterial plaque, significantly reducing your chances of developing gum disease and halitosis (chronic bad breath). Advanced dental adhesives are highly effective at securing your dentures to your gums, helping to make sure that your dentures only come off when you want them to, and not when they’re in use.

Ask Your Atlanta Prosthodontist About Fixed and Removable Dentures

Typically, dentures are crafted from special dental porcelain that is tinted and layered to match your tooth color and natural light-reflecting abilities. With proper care and maintenance, your new smile will look as genuine as your original, healthy one for many years to come. To learn more about the convenience and advantages of removable dentures, schedule an appointment with your Atlanta prosthodontist by calling (770) 955-0550 today. Located in the 30339 area, Aesthetic & Implant Dentistry of Atlanta proudly serves patients from all of our surrounding communities.

Posted on behalf of Aesthetic & Implant Dentistry of Atlanta

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What Our Patients Says
Aesthetic & Implant Dentistry of Atlanta

4.8 / 5

Based on 30 reviews

I was recommended this practice from another dentist who told me this is where she would send her own family. I can definitely see why. This is a state of the art practice that is clean, modern, and well lit. The staff did a superb job.

James R.

Everything about my experience was enjoyable. I felt like the practice used all of the most advanced and best technology out there which gave me a wonderful feeling of confidence. They were very professional and straight forward and I have never had a better dentistry experience. I'd highly recommend checking them out if you're looking for a new dentist. They're friendly and efficient and they really do know what they're doing there.

Meghan D.

Dr Zelby has been my dentist now for almost 17 years. Not only is he a really nice person, his dentistry is completely top notch. If you need any restorations, I don't think that there is another place to even consider. You'll be amazed with his work!

Brian S.

Dr. Levine was great, and Dr. Zelby stopped by and answered some questions I had about sheering forces on enamel. They were both very friendly, and the hygenist (whose name I forget, unfortunately) gave one of the most thorough cleanings I've ever had. The office was clean, the devices all seem shiny and well maintained, and overall it was a great experience

Benjamin S.

After going to another dentist, doctor Zelby was able to fix my front two teeth so that the front two teeth were back to the same length and color. I'm so thankful he was able to make them look normal again. Dr. Zelby and his staff are so pleasant to be around as well. I highly recommend this office if you have a major problem with your teeth that need to be fixed. He can get it done and he will make sure you are happy.

Carrie G.

I had been going to the same dentist for many years and switched to Aesthetic and Implant recently. My experience with Dr Levine was incredible. I cannot be happier with the decision I made. The cleaning and other services I received were well above and beyond any other I have ever had. Highly recommend this practice to everyone!

Matthew G.

Couldn't be happier! Absolutely worth the travel time. Dr Zelby is without doubt the best - caring, knowledgeable, reassuring and very professional. Couldn't ask for better dentistry. Staff also very competent and professional. Beautiful, clean environment

Diane W.

Megan is the best dental hygienist I’ve ever had. She does a phenomenal job keeping your teeth clean, is super nice, and makes you feel right at home. The whole staff is very friendly and I couldn’t recommend this place enough!

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