A complete set of teeth is crucial for optimal oral health. When a person loses their permanent teeth, dentures are one replacement option. Dentures are often referred to as false teeth or prosthetic teeth and are designed to look like the real thing. They are placed where the missing or extracted teeth used to be, allowing a person to properly talk and eat as if they still have a full set of natural teeth.
Dentures are not just for old people who lose their teeth as they age. Younger adults may also need dentures due to teeth that were broken, decayed or injured.
Dentures are available in partial and complete.
Partial dentures are for patients who still have most of their teeth intact but are missing a few that are needed for chewing, speaking or smiling. Partial dentures can be permanently placed, but many patients prefer the removable variety as it is less expensive and in many ways, easier to maintain.
Complete dentures are required when a person has lost their full set of teeth.
If you would like to avail of dentures to replace your missing teeth, call (770) 913-6800 to schedule an appointment with East Cobb Family Dentistry.