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Dentures in Atlanta

Get Your Smile Back

Whether you’re missing one, several, or all of your teeth, the team at Goldstein, Garber & Salama are here to help. Our dentists specialize in custom-fitted partial and full dentures in Atlanta, and are standing by to provide you with the expert care you need. Contact us today to schedule a consultation right away.

What Are Dentures?

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Dentures are false teeth, and are meant to replace teeth that have been lost due to dental trauma, congenital issues, or chronic oral health problems like gum disease, cavities, and tooth infections.

There are two primary types of dentures. You’re probably familiar with full dentures, which replace a full arch of upper and lower teeth. These are meant for people who have lost most or all of their teeth, and they require any remaining teeth to be pulled.

Partial dentures are also available. These are dentures that use a metal and plastic framework to hold multiple false teeth in place. They snap onto your healthy teeth to restore gaps in your smile.

How Are Dentures Made?

Pre-Treatment Surgeries

To begin, you may need one or more surgeries to prepare your mouth for dentures, such as tooth extractions to remove any damaged teeth, or alveoplasty (ridge smoothing) to smooth out your jaw bone and ensure a proper fit for your dentures. Your dentist will provide you with more information about these procedures if they are necessary.

Denture Fitting & Test Dentures

Once your surgeries are finished and you have recovered, you will come into our office to have impressions, scans, and a bite mold made of your mouth. This information will be used to develop your first set of test dentures.

A set of test dentures built from wax will be sent to our office. You will come back to try them on, then your dentist will note their fit, ask about how they feel, and make adjustments. Then, this process will be repeated until your dentures fit perfectly.

Final Denture Fitting

Once your test dentures fit perfectly, your dentist will order your final set of full or partial dentures. They will arrive at our office, and you’ll come back to pick them up, and to get instructions on how to wear them and how to care for them properly. Typically, you’ll also come back for a final follow-up in a few weeks to ensure there are no issues with your new smile.

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Am I A Candidate For Dentures?

If you have lost one or more teeth, dentures may be a good option for you. However, there are other treatments available, too, such as dental implants and dental bridges. To explore all of your options and see if you're a good candidate for dentures, we recommend scheduling an appointment with a dentist at Goldstein, Garber & Salama.

Caring For My Dentures

After you receive your dentures, you will receive a full set of instructions related to denture care. Proper denture care is essential for avoiding infections, sores, discomfort, and other negative outcomes, so follow them closely.

Generally, you will need to take them out and soak them in a special cleaning solution when you sleep. You also should brush your dentures and gums and remaining teeth (if applicable) after every meal. Your dentist will provide you with further instructions based on the specifics of your case.