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By Dentistry4You
July 02, 2015
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Dentures Dentures are a popular solution for patients who have a number of missing teeth. Patients of Dentistry4You in Suwanee, GA are often relieved when they finally get their dentures, because it gives them a brand new smile and a new start. If you’re not yet sure if dentures are right for you, explore how they can restore your confidence and improve your life.

What Are Dentures?
A denture is a dental appliance that is created to match the shape of your jawline. It looks similar to one of the dental models that you might have seen on display in a dentist’s office. It is made with an acrylic base (the pink gums) and plastic or porcelain teeth. The dentist takes an impression of the shape of your gum line to have a custom denture made. A couple of fitting appointments may be necessary to ensure that each denture fits comfortably and snugly over your gums.

Restoring Your Confidence
Modern dentures are very attractive and functional. Your Suwanee, GA dentist can custom design and shape an appliance so that it perfectly fits your mouth. Dentures look like your very own white, straight teeth, and the pink color of the base complements your smile nicely. Having dentures gives your confidence a boost, because you can finally smile brightly when you’re around friends, and eat the foods you love without feeling discomfort. 

How Long Do Dentures Last?
A custom denture appliance can last up to seven years, or even longer with regular maintenance. You must visit your dentist twice per year (or more often) for checkups and to evaluate the denture in case it needs adjusting. Over time, the shape of the jawline may change as bone tissue in the gums diminishes, which is why regular exams and X-rays are important for denture patients.

Schedule a Denture Consult
High self-confidence is important for optimal health and well-being. If you’re not happy with your teeth and are considering dentures, call Dentistry4You in Suwanee, GA at (678) 804-7405 to set up a consultation with a qualified dentist. You are only a few dental visits away from having the beautiful smile you’ve always imagined.

By Dentisty 4 You
July 15, 2014
Category: Oral Health
Tags: dentures  
TheDenturesAreComing

How much do you really know about Revolutionary War hero and famous disturber-of-the-peace Paul Revere? Take this quiz and find out! True or False:

  1. Paul Revere cried “The British are coming!”
  2. Paul Revere rode to Concord, Massachusetts.
  3. Paul Revere practiced dentistry.

The first two answers are false: Revere, like most colonists, considered himself British at the time (but might have said “the regulars” are coming); and he never made it as far as Concord, though one of his midnight-riding companions did. The last statement, however, is true: When things got slow in his regular trade of silversmithing, Revere hung out a shingle to broadcast his skills as a dentist.

“Paul Revere can fix [teeth] as well as any surgeon dentist who ever came from London, he fixes [dentures] in such a manner that they are not only an ornament but of real use in speaking and eating,” his advertisement in a Boston newspaper is supposed to have read. Revere specialized in fitting dentures made of metal and walrus ivory in his patient’s mouths. (There is no record, however, that he ever worked on George Washington’s false teeth.)

The practice of dentistry has come a long way since 1776. But the ideal set of dentures — one that’s both aesthetically pleasing and fully functional — remains a valid goal today. But now, instead of going to a metalworker, you’ll visit a denture specialist: your dentist.

We understand that dentures need to have a perfect, comfortable fit so they can do their work. That’s why we take the time to make an individual mold of your mouth as the first step of the process. Then we choose prosthetic teeth in the shape, size and shade that’s right for you. When everything is satisfactory, the dentures will be custom-fabricated in a dental laboratory using high-quality materials that are lifelike and durable. Finally, we will make sure that your new dentures look, feel and function the way they should.

If you have older dentures that no longer fit as they should, come in to our office for a check-up. It’s sometimes possible to repair or re-line dentures; in other cases, it’s best to have a new set made. Ill-fitting dentures aren’t just uncomfortable — they can also lead to oral infections and nutritional difficulties.

For more information about dentures or denture repair, please contact our office to schedule a consultation. You can learn more in the Dear Doctor magazine articles “Loose Dentures” and “Removable Full Dentures.”