FAQs about Dentures
Dentures have been around for a long time, but they have been dramatically improved and modernized in recent years thanks to developments in dental technology. Whether you are missing some or all of your natural teeth, there are several options available to help restore the function and cosmetic attractiveness of your smile - at any age. Your dentist at Gwinnett Denture Center in Lawrenceville, GA, offers a range of full and partial dentures to restore your smile and oral health.
Dentures in Lawrenceville, GA
Here are some frequently asked questions about dentures:
Q: What type of dentures are available?
A: There are several options depending on the extent of tooth loss and the person's individual needs. The main types of dentures available are:
- Complete dentures
- Partial dentures
- Immediate dentures
- Implant supported overdentures
- Snap in dentures
Q: Who is a good candidate for dentures?
A: Although they tend to be associated with older adults, anyone suffering from tooth loss can benefit from dentures.
Q: How long does it take to get dentures?
A: Immediate dentures are a temporary pair that you can wear right away while you wait for custom dentures to be completed. They typically do not fit as well as custom dentures, but can help you transition to the permanent pair. The process can take anywhere from three to six weeks with several visits to the dentist depending on the amount of work that is needed, healing time, and the type of dentures you choose.
Q: How are dentures cared for?
A: You will still have to maintain an oral hygiene routine after you get your dentures. The dentist will give you detailed instructions on how to care for your specific type of dentures, but like natural teeth they should be properly cleaned and rinsed every day.
Q: How long do dentures last?
A: The average life span for a pair of dentures ranges from five to eight years, but it varies from person to person. Because the size and shape of your gums tends to change and shrink over time, upgrading your dentures will likely be necessary to ensure a secure and comfortable fit.
Find a Dentist in Lawrenceville, GA
For more information about dentures and other restorative dentistry services, contact Gwinnett Denture Center today by calling (678) 869-5400 to schedule an appointment.