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Dentures in Atlanta Atlanta, GA

Atlanta Dentist Presents Your Guide to Dentures

Most of us cringe when we think about wearing dentures. But, Dentures in Atlanta custom made by Dr. David Zelby are unique. We imagine dentures floating ominously in a glass of water on our grandma’s nightstand or we think about that one uncle who used to scare the little kids at the family Christmas party by popping out his bottom denture. In reality, dentures provide a very conservative, highly realistic option for replacing missing teeth. Dr. David Zelby, your Atlanta dentist and trained prosthodontist, has extensive experience fitting and placing dentures and will guide you through the basics of this commonplace dental prosthetic.

Problems Associated with Missing Teeth

Studies have shown that edentulous Americans, those people living without any of their natural teeth, have a reduced life expectancy. This is due to several factors:

  • People without teeth eat an extremely limited diet. This general state of poor nutrition leads to a number of health issues that significantly impact a person’s overall health.
  • People without teeth tend to have a poor self-image, which can lead to mental health problems such as depression. Depression has been positively linked to reduced life expectancy.
  • People without teeth, on average, lead a less social life. This lack of social interaction also leads to a reduction in quality and extent of life.

How Dentures Improve Quality of Life

By replacing missing teeth, dentures help to ameliorate many of the problems encountered by edentulous people. With dentures, people can:

  • With practice, become accustomed to eating a more varied diet that includes different textures. By improving their nutritional intake, denture-wearers generally experience improved overall health.
  • See an immediate improvement in their appearance. Dentures restore the underlying structure of the cheeks and lips and can make a person look instantly younger and in better health.
  • Enjoy a more active social life. When a person feels confident smiling, laughing, speaking, and eating in public, they are more likely to seek out social gatherings. An active social life can greatly increase a person’s life expectancy.

Different Denture Options

Dentures come in several varieties to meet number of different needs. For instance, a removable partial dentures can offer a great solution for a person who is missing two or three teeth in a row. The partial removable denture fits along the dental arch like a puzzle piece and can also help maintain healthy spacing of the remaining teeth. A fixed partial denture performs a similar function, but is permanently affixed to the neighboring teeth. A removable full denture stays in place using suction and a denture adhesive and offers the most commonplace option for replacing a full arch of missing teeth. One of the most recent advancements in tooth replacement, the implant-secured denture uses dental implants, tiny titanium posts that an oral surgeon inserts into the jaw, to hold a denture in place. Implant-secured dentures offer the most stable, secure, reliable, and long-lasting dentures option.

A Range of Dentures with Your Atlanta Dentist

To learn more about your denture options, call Dr. David Zelby at (770) 955-0550. Dr. Zelby and the expert team at Aesthetic & Implant Dentistry of Atlanta provide a wide range of restorative and cosmetic dentistry services to help you achieve the best smile of your life. Our Atlanta dentist office proudly serves patients in Marietta, Smyrna, East Cobb, Buckhead, Vinings, and Metro Atlanta.

Posted on behalf of Aesthetic & Implant Dentistry of Atlanta

200 Galleria Pkwy SE, Suite 1830
Atlanta, GA 30339

Phone: (770) 955-0550

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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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