Marietta area patients are introduced to the three types of dentures available
32 Dental of the Marietta area provides patients with a wide selection of cosmetic and general dentistry services. Patients who need to restore their smile after tooth loss may be faced with many decisions—should they consider dental implants, dental bridges, or dentures? Drs. Lan Vo and Sean Breckley of 32 Dental are committed to helping patients determine the best solution for their dental needs, and in many cases, dentures may be the answer.
There are several types of dentures available today, partial dentures, full dentures, and overdentures.
Patients can use partial dentures to replace one or more teeth within a dental arch. These dentures are often made from quality acrylics and metals and they snap into place over the remaining teeth. These are similar to retainers worn after orthodontic treatment but utilize false teeth to replace those missing in the arch.
Full dentures, are used when patients are replacing an entire arch of teeth. They may have lost their teeth due to aging, disease, or even extraction, which is done to prepare the smile for the placement of full dentures. These are made with quality acrylics, and they include false teeth and gum tissue. They can be held in place with natural suction or dental adhesives. To keep them from falling out of place, patients are encouraged to bring them to their regular recall appointments with their dentist to have any adjustments or changes made as necessary.
Patients with full dentures that do not stay in place even with adhesives and adjustments may consider alternatives such as overdentures. Overdentures are full dentures that are held in place with dental implants. Implants are placed into the jawbone, which use the natural bone structure to strengthen them and provide stability, and can be made to attach to full dentures for the optimum fit and function. Patients with overdentures can enjoy maintaining their natural bone structure, which in turns keeps their facial structure and shape looking great.
About Dr. Sean Breckley
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.