The tout above sounds like something you’d appreciate with a dry cleaner or photo developer, right? Unfortunately, a lot of dentists make this claim about dentures as well. These dentists often skim over recommended denture procedures, giving little attention to the beauty of your smile. At Atlanta Dental Spa, we firmly believe everyone should be able to have a dazzling smile, even if you need dentures!
At Atlanta Dental Spa, we give people a denture that’s indistinguishable from natural teeth, including the gums. We go as far as to even tint the gum tissue to make it look extremely natural. Our goal is that you won’t be able to tell you’re wearing a denture. We use the best materials, the best teeth, and the best techniques to fabricate an absolutely drop-dead gorgeous denture that will fool anyone. People won’t know it’s a denture!
There are over 20 million people with dentures in the United States today. Those living with missing or damaged teeth have multiple denture options: complete, or partial. Imagine Atlanta Dental Spa’s signature, flawless, no-prep veneer smiles in the form of dentures – we can create that for you! The team at Atlanta Dental Spa works passionately toward creating the most beautiful and youthful smiles for patients whose natural teeth have been compromised and require replacement. Our patients are fully involved in the denture creation process, we welcome them to provide a photo of their smile at its best, examples of smiles they love, and their input in selecting the desired tooth and gum shades.
Traditional dentures are dentures held in the mouth by nothing other than passive retention. This means that impressions are taken of the mouth (without teeth) and dentures are fabricated precisely to the underlying gum. People who have this type of denture have to rely on adhesives or pastes to keep the denture in place throughout the day. This is especially the case on lower dentures because the ridge of bone and gum on the lower part of your mouth is not as substantial as that on the top, so the denture flops around more. A typical upper denture is usually a little more stable because it utilizes the surface area of your palate to help keep things in place.
This type of denture technically isn’t a denture at all, it’s more like a fixed bridge. Typically 4 or 6 dental implants are placed on the upper and lower arch. The denture hybrid (implant denture) is actually fixed to the implants in the mouth. This is the most stable option and does not need to be removed each night. Some other names for this type of denture are “All on 4″ or “Teeth in an Hour.” The advantage of implant-supported dentures is that they are the most stable and aesthetic option; they are the best! However, due to their complex nature and the amount of dental implants necessary to support them, they are also the most expensive. See the example of implant dentures (hybrid denture bridge) below. If you need dentures, contact us today!
This is a denture that is essentially attached to either two dental implants or two mini-implants. You can see how this option helps to stabilize and retain the denture in the mouth. The denture will actually “click” into the two positions. Old dentures (or your existing denture) can usually be retro-fit to accommodate this new denture. This is the second best denture option for long-term use. At Atlanta Dental Spa we believe almost all lower dentures should be an overdenture, because otherwise, the denture will flop around, making it difficult to speak, eat, and talk.
During your consultation, our expert team will take digital models of your teeth and mouth so can create your custom-fit denture.
The denture is created with the top dental labs in the country using your impression (digital model).
After receiving your permanent denture, you will come in for a fitting. This is to ensure your denture is properly fitting and functions comfortably.