Tooth loss is a common dental concern that occurs with age. Unfortunately, without our teeth, we must make drastic dietary and lifestyle adjustments to compensate for this loss.
To help our Fayette County community avoid dealing with the consequences of permanent tooth loss, we offer customized dentures and partials.
Dentures and partials are prosthetic teeth designed to replace a full arch of teeth. At Linton Dental, we offer compassionate care to patients who have experienced tooth loss and we look forward to the opportunity to help you restore your smile.
Dentures & Partials in Peachtree City, GA
Dr. Brian Linton, Dr. Hannah Voelker, and Dr. Ed Davis are your trusted restorative dentists in Peachtree City, GA. They understand the importance of restoring your smile for the betterment of your overall wellbeing.
You shouldn’t have to go through life without a full set of teeth. With our custom-made dentures and partials, your smile will be as good as new. Here are some frequently asked questions regarding our dentures and partials:
My bottom dentures slip around. What can be done?
Our office provides implant-secured dentures to patients interested in a more snug fit. Implant-secured dentures involve the placement of dental implants to help anchor your dentures in place while they are in use.
Dr. Linton, Dr. Voelker, and Dr. Davis can evaluate your smile and determine if this would be a good treatment plan for your needs.
Will people notice I am wearing dentures?
Unless you take your dentures out while in front of them, they should not be able to tell that you are wearing dentures. At Linton Dental, we take our time in designing your dentures and partials custom to your mouth and facial shape.
Using dental impressions of your soft tissues, we ensure that your dentures will restore your natural smile aesthetics as well as your dental functionality.
Should I sleep in my dentures?
You can sleep in your dentures, but we suggest not to. While the extra support from dentures and partials is known to decrease facial sagging, it’s important to let your soft tissues breathe and allow your jawbone to relax.
Taking your dentures off while you sleep and leaving them in a cup of water or denture solution will help keep your mouth healthy and your dentures viable.
How many hours a day should you wear your partial dentures?
We recommend that patients wear their dentures for eight hours daily. By doing so, you will give your gums and jawbone sufficient time to adjust to the dentures, reducing the likelihood of uncomfortable spots developing. Taking them out at night will give your gums a break and time to recover. When you eat and drink, we also recommend that you take your dentures out to clean them.
How long after getting dentures can you eat solid food?
In most cases, you’ll need three to four weeks to get back to the point where you can comfortably eat solid foods again after getting dentures. After you return to eating solid foods, you may find it easier to chew if the food is sliced into tinier pieces than usual.
Do partial dentures hurt at first?
It’s common to feel some pain while adjusting to wearing partials, especially at first. Adjusting to a new partial denture might cause discomfort in the mouth and gums, but it should go away within a few weeks of time.
Are full dentures more comfortable than partial?
With the help of suction, an upper complete denture stays in place and shifts less frequently than a lower partial denture. It’s easier to eat and chew with than with a partial denture, and it’s more pleasant to wear.
Should partials be kept in water?
Dentures, whether complete or partial, should be stored in water or denture solution when not in use. If you don’t keep your dentures wet, the acrylic will dry up and lose its form, making the dentures brittle and less effective.