Dentures have long been an ideal way for people to replace missing teeth. While dental implants are the most ideal tooth replacement, they are expensive and not feasible for everyone. Dentures are removable false teeth made from acrylic and/or metal that fit into the mouth to create the appearance of a complete smile. Denture wearers are often extremely satisfied with how dentures fit and look inside their mouth, but they question how long they will last.
As with just about everything, the better care you take when handling your dentures, the longer they will last you. Well cared-for dentures should last a minimum of five to seven years, but many people find that they can successfully keep a pair of comfortable dentures for up to ten years without needing a replacement. Dentures receive a great deal of wear and tear each day – from eating, speaking, smiling, breathing, brushing, and more – so it is understandable that they will need to be treated properly for them to last a good long while. It is often necessary for dentures to be relined after a few years because they have worn down a bit on the area that rests on your jaw bone. People also experience changes in the shape of their mouth as their gums or bone shrink, making their dentures fit improperly and cause irritation. Poorly fitting dentures can lead to several problems including discomfort, infection, mouth sores, and bad breath.
At Georgia Denture & Implant Specialists, we are the practice to trust for your teeth replacement needs. Dr. Warren Berne and Dr. John Anderson lead the staff at Georgia Denture & Implant Specialists with compassion and a commitment to helping patients achieve a smile that they are confident in. Dr. Berne and Dr. Anderson use a truly individualized approach for every set of dentures that they make. Yes, you may be able to find a denture clinic that offers a lower priced denture by taking a fully generic approach – but those patients are often the ones coming to us because their mouths are so sore from ill-fitting dentures. Our on-site laboratory allows us to create an exact match to your mouth so that your dentures fit with precision.
If you are in need of full or complete dentures or partial dentures, please contact Georgia Denture & Implant Specialists today. We proudly serve the residents of Atlanta as well as all of North Georgia, Western North Carolina, Eastern Tennessee, and Eastern Alabama. We look forward to serving you.