Dentist in Kennesaw, GA describes the different types of dentures available for tooth restoration
By Drs. Lan Vo and Sean Breckley
Drs. Lan Vo and Sean Breckley of Kennesaw, GA are dentists who are pleased to provide comprehensive care to patients in their practice, 32 Dental. Together, they have dedicated their lives to helping others achieve better oral health and wellness. When patients experience concerns such as tooth loss or extraction, they are faced with the idea of restorations. Our team of professionals are pleased to provide several options, including dentures, dental bridges, and dental implants.
Understanding the benefits of dentures
Often, when patients hear of dentures, they think of the unsightly, false teeth that their grandparents used to wear. Issues such as poor fit and function may also come to mind. However, dentures have come a long way over the years, and Drs. Lan Vo and Sean Breckley are pleased to provide a variety of options. There are several types of dentures that are available in the office for patient consideration. Below are the dentures used to improve the smile:
Partial denture – the first type of denture is partial dentures. A partial denture is a removable appliance that is fabricated using a metal and acrylic framework. Like the way a retainer pops into the dental arch, a partial denture does the same, but with more discreet positioning of the wires. The denture includes false teeth that slide into place where the lost teeth once resided, allowing patients to restore the beauty and function to their smile with a simple restoration. Partial dentures are simple to remove, which makes them easy to care for and adjust as necessary.
Full denture – the most commonly known type of denture is the full denture. This is the denture that is used when patients are missing all the teeth from a dental arch. These dentures include false teeth and false gum tissues to complete the look. Most patients use denture adhesive to keep these dentures in place and to keep them from shifting around and resulting in the development of sores.
Implant-supported denture – one of the best options for our patients to consider is implant-supported dentures. These are full dentures that are made to snap into place over dental implants placed along the dental arch, typically four implants. These implants are placed into the bone during oral surgery, and the process of osseointegration is allowed to occur. This is bone growth that is naturally stimulated once the titanium implant is put in place. Implant-supported dentures are the gold standard because they can hold up to anything, with superior strength and durability. However, not every patient is a proper candidate for implant-supported dentures, as they do require patients to have enough bone structure for successful implantation. Candidacy can be determined during a consultation appointment and evaluation and will often include x-rays, which aide in planning oral surgery in preparation for implants.
Which one is right for me?
Our team is proud to offer patients a wide selection of services when it comes to replacing missing teeth. The idea of dentures can be daunting, but with the help of our staff, we can assist patients in feeling more comfortable knowing what to expect and getting a better picture of how dentures will play a role in their oral health and wellness. Some patients take into consideration the cost of the restoration. In some cases, dental insurance plans can provide partial or full coverage for dentures.
Are there alternatives to dentures?
Of course! Our practice not only offers dentures for patients, we also provide alternative solutions such as dental bridges and dental implants. Dental implants are great for replacing single teeth, while dental bridges can replace one to three teeth in a row as a more permanent option than partial dentures.
Book an appointment with Drs. Lan Vo or Sean Breckley today!
At 32 Dental, we urge patients to ask about the solutions available in our practice for improving and restoring their smiles, including dentures. We welcome patients to book an appointment at one of our two practice locations in the Kennesaw, GA area by calling (770) 423-1132.
A graduate from the Temple University School of Dentistry and Susquehanna University, Dr. Sean Breckley is an established professional in the field of dentistry. He is a firm believer of contributing to the community and ensuring his patients receive the best possible dental care. Whilst maintaining his professionalism, Dr. Breckley takes time to get to know his patients and make sure they are comfortable and at ease to avoid any unnecessary dental anxiety and stress. He is presently a member of the American Dental Association, Georgia Dental Association, Northwest District Dental Society, and a graduate of the Mercer Mastery Program.
About Dr. Lan Vo
A graduate from the University of California-Irvine and Temple University School of Dentistry, Dr. Lan Vo is a highly skilled and resourceful dentist in the field of professional dentistry. She is an active member of the American Dental Association, Georgia Dental Association, Northwest District Dental Society, American Academy of Implant Dentistry, and a graduate of the Mercer Mastery Program whilst maintaining a certification with the American Academy of Facial Esthetics. Dr. Vo is very people-oriented and is a favorite amongst children and commands a great deal of trust amongst anyone who has had the fortune of being treated by her.
I've been seeing Dr. Breckley and Dr. Vo since they opened this practice, and I'm still a huge fan. I recently had some dental work done with them (like this morning). I've never doubted the doctors' abilities, and this experience was no exception. They are experts and are very good at their craft. I want to also mention the support staff, especially the women on the front desk. They are thorough, helpful, and so very nice. I've never experienced the follow-up and follow through at another practice as I have with them at 32 Dental. I always know what my bill will be. There are never any surprises, and that is so comforting in this day of American healthcare. :) I'll continue to refer my friends to them and patron their practice based on my experiences with them! Thanks!
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My 8 year old son had to have 2 teeth pulled because the babies just didn't want to let go. The whole procedure went amazing! My son was like "Wait we're done already? I didn't feel anything! Wow." I would definitely recommend this practice to anyone who wants both kids and adults to be taken care of at the same location!
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I'm 55 and have used many dental offices over the years. Without question, both of the 32 Dental locations, have been extremely pleasant and rewarding to my mouth!. The quality of work, expert advice on dental care, friendly as they come... what more can I say. Highly recommended!
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My son has anxiety about going to the dentist. The hygienist did an awesome job of putting him at ease. My son was very comfortable with her, and had no issues during the appointment at all. It was stress free. We will definitely be coming back. Thank you.
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32 Dental was quick and kind. The office staff was efficient and the dentist was very thorough. He referred me to a specialist due to the type of root canal needed. He was able to find one available for the same day. I will definitely use them in the future.