When you envision dentures, you may picture gum-colored prosthetics in glasses on your grandparents’ nightstands. The truth is dentures are for patients of all ages and have come a long way over the years. They can provide optimal function, comfort, stability, and beauty. Patients of Dr. Jones in Social Circle have provided rave reviews about their denture treatments. Dr. Jones is a skilled dentist who ensures patients have affordable quality dentures that look and fit the best.
As a holistic dentist, Dr. Jones understands replacing missing teeth can improve oral as well as overall health. Left untreated, tooth loss can cause teeth to shift out of place due to gaps from missing teeth. In severe cases, the jawbone erodes and the facial structure will look sunken.
Congenital absence, periodontal disease, and trauma can cause tooth loss. Fortunately, Dr. Jones can provide partial or complete dentures, depending on the extent of tooth loss. When missing a few teeth, he may recommend partial dentures. Complete dentures can replace an entire arch of teeth.
To determine the right type of dentures, we recommend scheduling a consultation with Dr. Jones. At your appointment, he will examine your mouth, teeth, and gums and review your medical history. We may take impressions of the mouth and x rays of the jawbone and soft tissues. We can use an intra-oral camera to examine conditions that may be undetected with the unassisted eye. We can then display the images on a computer screen to aid us in the discussion of a recommended treatment plan.
After your appointment, we send the impressions to a dental laboratory for fabrication of the dentures. Dr. Jones will check the dentures for precise fit and desired appearance before placement. With proper care and maintenance, dentures can last a decade a more. Therefore, it is critical to maintain healthy oral hygiene habits and regular dental check-ups. At follow-up appointments, Dr. Jones can check the dentures for optimal function.
When it comes to the cost of dentures, there are various factors to consider. The type of dental material used, the location of the dental office, the expertise of the dentist, and the type of dentures can determine the overall cost. We recommend checking your dental insurance plan because most providers cover some to all of the cost of dentures. Rest assured we have a knowledgeable team that can assist you with insurance coverage questions.
Dentures can restore the ability to speak, bite, and chew properly. To learn more about the advantages of dentures, schedule a consultation with Dr. Jones by calling 770-464-1900.
Social Circle Dental is a holistic dental practice devoted to restoring and enhancing the natural beauty of your smile using conservative, state-of-the-art procedures, while focusing on your overall health and well-being.