As astonishing as it may sound, millions of Americans are missing teeth. People lose their permanent teeth due to a variety of causes. Tooth decay, disease, and trauma are the most common causes of tooth loss, and all of these can cause issues for a person. Teens and adults who are missing teeth often feel self-conscious, embarrassed, and insecure regarding the gaps in their smile. Over time, these gaps lead not only to feelings of insecurity but also to changes in the aesthetics of the face. When the jaw bone is left with gaps, it will weaken where the teeth are missing and will lead to the jaw line sagging in those places. Restoring your smile through dentures and dental implants allows you to regain confidence and restore the integrity of your oral health.
Permanent teeth that have been lost will not replace themselves. People only get two sets of teeth in their lifetime: one set of baby teeth and one set of permanent teeth. Restorative dentistry helps patients recreate their smile so that patients no longer feel the need to hide it. At Georgia Denture & Implant Specialists, we are proud to work with our patients to discover the option that is best suited for their needs, budgets, and desired outcomes.
Dentures are the removable restorative option that allows patients to have natural looking replacement teeth. Dentures are a good option for patients who are missing all, most of, or several of their natural teeth. Through denture treatment, patients are able to regain the ability to chew, smile, and speak properly. There are two types of denture options: full and partial. Full dentures allow for patients who are missing all or most of their teeth to have a complete new smile. Partial dentures attach to remaining teeth to fill in gaps where there are missing teeth. Dentures are often a more affordable option, and they help to maintain the health of the mouth.
Dental implants are replacement artificial teeth that are surgically implanted into the jawbone through artificial roots. Dental implants require that patients have healthy bone strength to support the implantation surgery, but they also provide a permanent solution to tooth loss.
At Georgia Denture & Implant Specialists, we are committed to providing each patient with a customized strategy that emphasizes personalized attention and avoids a “one size fits all” approach. Dr. Berne and Dr. Anderson focus on the specialized concerns of those needing removable prosthodontics and implants to restore their smile so they no longer hide it. Contact us today.