If you have missing teeth, your smile may be an embarrassment. Do you hide your smile? Do you lack confidence when you eat and chew? If you answer “Yes,” to these questions, then we have solutions for you. We’re specialists in restorative dentistry and focus on replacing missing teeth for pleasing cosmetic and functional results.
If you have multiple missing teeth, a partial denture can fit seamlessly into your mouth to restore the look and function of your teeth. Partial dentures can be either fixed or removable. So, how do you know which is right for you? At your consultation and diagnosis, one of our prosthodontists will carefully explain your options and provide you with the answer for the most secure, comfortable, natural and long-lasting results.
Fixed vs. Removable
A partial denture serves to replace multiple missing teeth. A removable partial denture attaches to existing teeth to hold it in place. If you require a partial denture, Aesthetic & Implant Dentistry of Atlanta offers custom partial dentures designed to fit into your mouth seamlessly. These prosthetics will restore your smile without sacrificing your speaking or chewing abilities. They are made of a material that mimics the feel and function of natural teeth, meaning that you will be able to smile confidently and securely.
Fixed partial dentures offer better stability because they are anchored into the jaw or are bonded to other teeth. Patients who have sufficient bone available in their jaw may want to consider partial dentures fixed with dental implants for the superior stability they provide. Patients who do not have the necessary bone may be also be candidates for bone grafting. This procedure can provide sufficient bone to serve as an anchor for the implants.
If a patient does have the required bone, one of our prosthodontists will then place dental implants into the gums and jawbone. Over time, the implants will fuse with the bone, ensuring solid support for the partial denture. Once enough time has passed to ensure the proper fusion of bone and dental implant, usually 4-6 months, abutments will be attached to the implant. The custom made partial denture will remain firmly in place. You will even be able to eat steak without any worry.
Contact Aesthetic & Implant Dentistry of Atlanta today to schedule your appointment with one of our prosthodontists. Find out what type of partial denture will best suit your needs.