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Modern Dentures

September 20, 2021
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Posted By: Lee Martin DMD
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Modern dentures are more lifelike, comfortable, and functional than ever before. In other words, today’s dentures aren’t like the dentures of years past or like the ones your great-grandparents might have worn.

Full and partial dentures are reliable and attractive solutions to tooth loss and benefit countless people’s lives. At the dental office of Dr. Lee Martin, we offer full and partial dentures customized to fit your bite, complement your appearance, and restore natural function. 

What Is a Partial Denture?

A partial denture replaces one or multiple missing teeth though the patient may still have natural teeth remaining. It covers a portion of your mouth, filling in the spaces left behind from missing teeth. Partial dentures act as prosthetic bolsters to missing teeth, and they can protect your surrounding teeth from shifting or changing position.

A partial denture or bridge generally consists of replacement teeth affixed to a gum-colored base. Some partial dentures include a metal framework to help hold the denture in place. Partial dentures can be either removable or fixed, depending on what the patient needs. 

Complete dentures, also called full dentures, replace an entire row of missing teeth. They rest against the gums and re-establish one’s oral health and appearance. Patients usually use denture adhesive to keep full dentures secure. 

How to Clean Dentures

Proper care for your dentures is essential for prolonging their lifespan and avoid premature replacement or repairs. To keep partial or full dentures in good condition, we instruct our patients to:

  • Handle dentures with care to prevent breaks, cracks, and other damages. 
  • Brush and rinse your dentures daily with a denture cleaner to remove food particles and plaque.
  • Do not use toothpaste and only use a denture-specific toothbrush. Toothpaste and hard-bristled toothbrushes are too abrasive and can damage the denture.
  • Store your dentures in water or a denture-soaking solution to retain their shape and keep them moist and bacteria-free. 
  • Visit your dentist regularly for dental exams and cleanings to ensure your dentures remain functional, comfortable, and clean. 

Call Us about Dentures in Garden City, GA

Are you ready to bid farewell to a gapped smile and welcome a fuller, healthier set of teeth? With dentures, you no longer have to worry about hiding your smile or not being able to speak clearly. 

We invite you to contact us today to schedule a consultation with our 31408 dentist, Dr. Martin. 

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