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Dentures – Buckhead

Quick, Affordable Teeth Replacement

Mature man in blue shirt smiling on couchDid you know that 69% of adults have lost at least one tooth, and 50 million Americans have actually lost all of their teeth? When you lose teeth, your oral health diminishes, and your confidence suffers. Fortunately, dentures allow patients to eat the foods they like, speak with self-assurance, and improve their overall well-being! To learn more about this restorative dental service, keep reading or get in touch with us to schedule an appointment.

Why Choose Dentistry in Buckhead for Dentures?

Who’s a Good Candidate for Dentures?

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Candidates for dentures always have one thing in common: they have experienced mild to severe tooth loss. So, whether you’re missing a few teeth in a row or you’re missing an entire arch, don’t hesitate to schedule a consultation with Dr. Pate! After reviewing your medical history, taking a look at your X-rays, and conducting a visual exam, he can determine if dentures are the best tooth-replacement solution for you. Until then, here are some things to keep in mind.

Effects of Missing Teeth

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Teeth are incredibly strong. After all, tooth enamel is the strongest substance in the entire body! Unfortunately, they aren’t completely indestructible. Teeth can become damaged and lost for a variety of different reasons, including tooth decay, gum disease, and trauma to the mouth. According to the American Academy of Periodontology, there are many negative effects of tooth loss, including facial sagging, difficulty speaking, trouble eating, and low self-esteem. By replacing your missing teeth with dentures, you can improve all of these effects.

What Qualifies You for Dentures

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Dentures are an ideal option for people who are missing several, most of, or all of their teeth. Depending on the number of teeth you are missing and where they are located in the mouth, we can put together a custom plan for you. It’s important to have good oral health before getting dentures, so any tooth decay or gum disease needs to be eliminated ahead of time. Once your smile is in ideal health, we can move forward in the process of getting dentures.

Alternative Tooth-Replacement Options

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Dentures aren’t the right option for everyone. Here are a couple of other tooth replacement options that we provide:

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Types of Dentures

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Our Buckhead dental team offers three different types of dentures: partial, full, and implant retained. After receiving yours, you’ll be asked to visit us periodically so that Dr. Pate can make minor adjustments that will ensure your lasting comfort.

Partial Dentures

Ideal for patients who are missing multiple teeth in a row or several teeth throughout their mouth, partial dentures work like puzzle pieces to fill in the gaps in your smile. Since the prosthetic teeth are custom-made, the base is gum-colored, and the clasps holding them in place are discreet, they look and feel natural.

Full Dentures

Full dentures, on the other hand, are designed to replace a full set of teeth on the upper or lower jaw. Each and every replacement tooth will be custom-made to suit your features and aesthetic preferences. Plus, the restoration will be held in place through natural suction or denture adhesive, making it function beautifully as well.

Implant Dentures

If you want added stability and more longevity, then consider implant dentures. With this tooth-replacement solution, we will use strategically placed dental implants to secure your denture in place. One of the biggest benefits of this tooth-replacement solution is that it can last for several decades with proper care.

The Benefits of Dentures

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At your consultation, we will review all of the tooth-replacement solutions available to you and the benefits of each. With this in mind, here are a few of the many reasons patients choose dentures:

Understanding the Cost of Dentures

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The cost of dentures in Atlanta should never prevent you from replacing your missing teeth. We understand everyone’s financial situation differs, which is why we strive to keep a complete smile within everyone’s budget. Various factors will affect the amount you will pay because every treatment plan is unique. After examining your mouth and learning more about your goals, we’ll provide you with a personalized estimate and review your payment options.

Factors That Affect the Cost of Dentures

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Your denture dentist in Atlanta uses advanced technology to ensure your denture fits your mouth like a glove. Since every smile differs, like your fingerprints, it’s impossible to use a cookie-cutter treatment plan. As a result, several factors affect your estimate, such as:

Are Implant Dentures More Expensive?

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Implant dentures are initially more expensive; however, they are the most cost-effective overall because they can last for a lifetime with the right care. You’ll never have to budget for replacements while enjoying a nearly perfect replica of your real smile. You can’t put a price tag on the benefits you’ll gain by adding the support of dental implants to your denture. Not to mention, the implant posts will keep your jawbone strong by mimicking your tooth roots. As a result, you’ll avoid many common issues associated with missing teeth, like cavities, gum disease, and additional tooth loss.

Does Dental Insurance Cover Dentures?

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Dental insurance considers dentures in Atlanta to be a major procedure, so they are covered about 50% after meeting your annual deductible. You can use your yearly allowance to offset the cost of certain steps in your treatment plan, like the consultation, imaging, extractions, or restorations. A member of our team will work on your behalf to file the necessary claim forms to lower the amount you’ll need to pay out-of-pocket.

Other Options for Making Dentures Affordable

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Besides using your dental insurance, our office accepts several payment methods to keep a complete smile affordable, including:

After creating your individualized treatment plan, a member of your dental team will explain the fees associated with your care, so you aren’t caught off guard by any unexpected fees. They will review all of your payment options to help you enjoy a complete, beautiful smile again without spending your life’s savings.

If you’re ready to invest in dentures, or you have concerns about their cost, contact our office today.

Denture FAQs

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Dentures in Buckhead have been used for generations to replace missing teeth. Although they are tried and proven, it’s normal to have a few concerns. They are a big investment, but there isn’t any reason to worry. Dr. Pate will explain everything during your denture consultation . While you wait, here are the answers to the most frequently asked questions to ease your concerns.

Can I sleep with my dentures?

No one wants to be caught without their teeth; however, you’ll need to get into the habit of removing your dentures nightly. Initially, your denture dentist in Buckhead will instruct you to wear them for 24 hours, but then you’ll need to take them out before going to bed. Your gums support your dentures throughout the day, allowing you to smile, speak, and chew. Unfortunately, dentures restrict blood flow to your gums. If the soft tissues aren’t given time to rest, it can lead to inflammation and sores. In some cases, it can even cause quicker ridge resorption. Your mouth is also a dark, moist environment, which is the perfect place for harmful bacteria to thrive. Taking your dentures out allows you to clean your mouth and replacement teeth to prevent odors, infections, and damage to the prosthetic. Besides brushing your dentures well, don’t forget to soak them in a cleaning solution while you sleep. It will keep your dentures moist to prevent warping while also killing any bacteria left behind by your toothbrush.

Do upper dentures always cover the palate?

There are many types of dentures to choose from. While some upper dentures cover the roof of the mouth, some don’t. If you’re concerned about discomfort or changes to the way foods taste, you may prefer a palate-less option. It has a horseshoe shape like a lower denture. An implant denture is also shaped this way. Your denture dentist, Dr. Pate , will explain all your options.

Can I use regular toothpaste to clean my dentures?

Although dentures can’t decay, you still need to brush them to remove food particles and plaque; however, you don’t want to use toothpaste to clean them. Toothpaste is abrasive, which can cause small scratches on its surfaces. Not only can it tarnish their appearance, but it can also trap bacteria that can lead to odors and damage your new smile. Instead, it is better to use a soft-bristled toothbrush and mild hand soap or dishwashing liquid. You can also purchase denture cleaning solutions to keep your new teeth looking their best. Besides removing your dentures nightly, rinse them after every meal.

Can you kiss with dentures?

You can still pucker up for a kiss with dentures, but it might take a little practice at first. Since your new teeth won’t have any nerve endings, you can bump your mouth on your partner’s teeth if you aren’t careful. As they say, practice makes perfect. In no time at all, you’ll adjust to wearing your new dentures, so you don’t have to worry about knocking teeth when kissing.

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