Affordable Dentures at Value Smiles
Lithia Springs Dentist serving Douglasville, Hiram, Austell and surrounding areas
Dentures are a great way to improve your smile. If you are considering getting dentures, you must read the paragraphs below. They will explain to you the various options in getting beautiful dentures made at Value Smiles.
What Are Dentures Anyway?
Dentures are replacement teeth custom made for you. They fulfill two important functions:
- They restore the functionality of your mouth. That means you can eat, smile, and speak better than you could without them.
- They restore or improve the appearance of your face, and also your smile.
What Materials are used for Dentures?
Dentures consist of a denture base and the artificial teeth. The base is normally made of a gum colored plastic called acrylic which matches your gums in color and mates with them physically. The teeth are normally made of porcelain or other suitable material like acrylic so that they have the function and form of good beautiful teeth giving you a proper bite.
Types of Dentures
Here at Value Smiles, we fabricate affordable dentures which are complete denture and partial denture. Complete Denture is made when all the teeth are missing. Partial Denture is made when some teeth are missing.
Partial dentures are made when some good teeth are available in the jaw. The denture is then made around those good teeth and gets support from them. Several types can be made depending on the strength, cost preferences, and flexibility desired by the customer. The denture base can be made of acrylic or cast metals like cobalt or chromium. Its color is made to match your gum.
Procedure for a Partial denture
- The dentist at Value Smiles takes an impression of your upper and lower jaws to make study models. These will help him design a well-fitting and strong partial denture.
- The Primary Impression– The dentist prepares some of your existing teeth to support the partial denture. Then he takes what he calls the primary impression of your teeth. A special material is used for the first impression so that your prepared teeth and all the anatomical structures are faithfully reproduced. This impression is used to create a special tray for the secondary impression.
- The Secondary Impression– With help of the tray from the primary impression, an exact replica of the prepared teeth and the anatomical structures is prepared. This is the secondary impression. It determines the fitting and placement of the clasps for the denture.
- Wax Try in– A wax denture is prepared by the lab for try-in. The dentist ensures that the clasps fit properly and the heights of teeth adapt properly to the arches of the patient. At this point a color is also chosen for the new teeth to match that of the adjacent existing teeth. In case a metal base is selected, a metal framework try-in has to precede the wax denture try-in.
- To test the fitting of the denture and the dentist asks you to speak some words. . This will help him identify inadequacies in the denture. Once both the patient and dentist are satisfied with, the lab will be ordered to finalize the denture.
- The finished denture will be delivered along with necessary home care instructions.
Complete dentures are made when the upper or lower jaw is totally devoid of teeth, or very few teeth are available which are not considered strong enough and removed before the dentures are made.
Procedure for the complete denture:
- Primary impression– is taken to obtain a full replica of the anatomical make up of the jaw and to determine the denture borders.
- Secondary impression– If more information about the arch anatomy is needed, a secondary impression may be taken. A special custom impression tray is used for this purpose, with the dentist moving the patient’s lips and cheeks to get a detailed impression.
- Denture base is received from the lab and height of the dentures will be adjusted. Midline, canine, and smile lines are drawn for a good teeth placement. The dentist helps the patient choose a color for the new teeth.
- Placement of the teeth, their fit, teeth color, and patient’s comfort are observed with a try in denture. If both the patient and dentist are fully satisfied the lab is asked to fabricate the final denture.
- The dentist has the denture delivered to the patient.
Note: Value Smiles can also provide implant supported dentures. Support for the denture is provided by two or more carefully located implants. Although the procedure is lengthy and costs more, this choice gives you a very convenient, lifelong solution to your problem with good strength and stability.
Teeth may have to be extracted for making a denture. The patient has to go without teeth during the time the denture is finally made. To avoid inconvenience and social embarrassment to the patient, an immediate denture is made and provided to him the day of the extractions. The procedure for an immediate denture is similar to that for a full denture, but taken at fast pace, and a try in is not done. It is temporary, and may need to be relined or replaced due to gum shrinkage.
Cost of Affordable Dentures at Value Smiles
$499 – $699
Frequently Asked Questions about Affordable Dentures at Value Smiles
What is the expected life of dentures?
Dentures are normally expected to last around 5-10 years. Regular care, checkup, and maintenance can enhance the life.
Do I need to clean the dentures daily?
Absolutely! Fungi such as Candida and bacteria may breed on the plastic base of the dentures. You should scrub the dentures all around using a toothbrush and water, especially cleaning the gum side. Be very careful. The dentures will be damaged if they fall. Hold them firmly to prevent dropping and breaking it. It may be useful to hold them over a bowl of water, or a towel.
Can I use Toothpaste to brush my dentures?
Unfortunately, no! The reason is that tooth pastes have abrasives to clean your teeth. These abrasives can roughen the surfaces of your denture, which will permit them to hold plaque and bacteria. They may also become more liable to staining.
What is the best way to store my denture?
Do not let them remain dry. Keep them in the water or preferably, in a denture soak solution.
How often do I need to visit the dentist?
A 6 monthly visit is recommended for partial dentures and annually for total dentures. Partial dentures are more complex and need more frequent inspections. Total denture can be cleaned at home, but expert attention once a year will avoid problems.
Will the dentures cause my gums to be sore?
In cases, soreness and inflammation can result from irritation of the gums. In such situations visit your dentist as soon as possible.
Can I eat with my dentures?
Yes, soft food initially, and avoid sticky or hard foods.
Will I need a “glue” or fixative?
Adhesives can be used if required. If your dentures become loose they can be relined and will adhere better then.
American Dental Association Link for more info about Dentures
Academy Of General Dentistry link about Dentures
If you wish to take an appointment at Value Smiles, or you have any questions about Affordable Dentures please call us at 770-489-9141 or visit us at WWW.MYVALUESMILES.COM for valuable Coupons and Special offers. We offer prices which are 30-50 % below Regular Prices. If you call us before noon we will see you the same day. We accept most insurance plans. We are conveniently located at 2635 Lee Road, Suite C4, Lithia Springs, GA-30122. We are in the Publix plaza at the intersection of Fairburn Road and Lee Road. Value Smiles provide Affordable Dental Care with Excellent Customer Service to patients in Lithia Springs, Douglasville, Austell, Mableton, Powder Springs and surrounding areas.