Sink your teeth into well-fitting and advanced dentures or partials in Alpharetta, GA

Dentures and partials are a type of restorative dentistry. Restorative dental treatments are designed to regain the natural appearance, feel, and function of teeth and gums that are marred by dental decay and gum disease. We at Bella Hanono Family Dentistry emphasize prevention. So, we work with patients to keep their teeth and gums healthy. This prevents the need for restorative treatments.

We encourage you to get on a healthy schedule of routine visits to our office in Alpharetta, GA. And, if you are currently experiencing changes, such as new sensitivity or bleeding gums, do not delay to book an appointment with us. While root canal therapy has a high rate of successfully preserving even very damaged teeth, it cannot “save” each tooth. A tooth may need to be extracted, and the sooner we can fill that gap, the better for your health and wellbeing.

Dentures, explained

Dentures are generally made from a mix of durable dental materials that are color-matched to replicate the appearance of the teeth and gums. Partial dentures replace a grouping of missing teeth. They are appropriate for patients who still have some healthy teeth present in the upper or lower jaw (arch). The dentures are connected to the remaining teeth with attachments. Complete or full dentures replace all the teeth in the upper and/or lower arch. Upper dentures generally rely on natural suction from the palate to hold them in place. Lower dentures may require a little additional support for stability, in the form of products like denture adhesives. Fit matters. The dentures must conform to the surrounding tissues. Ill-fitting dentures may slip around, cause sores and discomfort, and affect your speech and ability to chew comfortably and properly.

Since oral tissues change over time, Dr. Hanono will monitor the fit of your dentures during routine visits. She may recommend relining, rebasing, repairs, or new dentures toensure your teeth remain functional, comfortable, and look natural.

Modern dentures

So far, we have described “conventional” dentures. These dentures must be removed for proper cleaning, which includes soaking them in a specialized cleanser. They are not connected to the jaw like dentures that are supported with dental implants. Each implant functions as tooth root. Made from a biocompatible material, the implant joins to the surrounding bone. Several strategically placed implants can support a full upper or lower arch of teeth. The denture may snap on and off with special attachments. Your teeth are not going anywhere, because the denture is connected to the implant embedded in the jaw. These dentures may also be treated like natural teeth, no special cleaning. And they prevent destructive bone loss that alters the shape of the face and oral tissues.

Complete your smile. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Hanono today.