Frequently Asked Questions About Dentures

Marietta, GA’s Most Common Dental Services Questions

Atlanta Dentures believes in educating our patients so they can seek dental services on their own and improve their dental health. As a full-service dental practice, we’re proud to offer a broad spectrum of procedures aimed at keeping your teeth and gums healthy and strong. We also perform restorative services in Marietta, GA, such as dentures, dental implants, and other tooth replacement services. Learn more below and call us to schedule an appointment today.

How Often Should I Schedule Dental Services with You?

For regular checkups, we recommend scheduling an appointment with Atlanta Dentures twice-yearly. Doing so ensures our dentists can keep your teeth clean from plaque buildup and stay ahead of potential dental problems, such as tooth decay and cavities. Dental checkups include everything from cleanings and x-rays to educational training. One of the things we provide is peace of mind. We know the dentist’s office is nobody’s favorite place to visit, so we do what we can to make you more comfortable.

What Do Dental Cleanings in Marietta, GA Include?

First, one of our dental hygienists performs a physical examination of your teeth. Using a small mirror, they’ll inspect your teeth and gums for classic signs of gingivitis or other common concerns. Once finished with the exam, they begin scaling plaque and tartar along your gum line and in between your teeth. The more plaque and tartar present, the longer this step takes. Once they’re finished, the hygienist will use a gritty toothpaste to thoroughly clean the teeth. They’ll also floss and apply fluoride before rinsing the toothpaste and fluoride treatment. Finally, we’ll take x-rays to determine whether there is any unseen damage to any of your teeth.

What Kind of Tooth Removal Services Do You Perform?

Atlanta Dentures performs a vast array of tooth extraction procedures, including wisdom tooth removal. Wisdom teeth usually erupt during the late-teen or early-adult years, long after the rear molars form. As a result, there’s no room for the teeth. We also perform extractions of permanently decayed or damaged teeth. If that’s the case, we offer several replacement options, including dental implants and dentures.

What are the Benefits of Dental Implants and Dentures?

Teeth serve several critical functions. First, they help hold your jawline in place and give your mouth the biting force it needs to consume various hard foods. Missing teeth can cause problems with shifting jawlines and reduce the foods you can eat. They’re also embarrassing to many of our patients. Dental implants and dentures resolve both the functional and aesthetic concerns associated with tooth loss.

My Dentures Broke. Is Denture Repair Possible?

Yes. While dentures are built from sturdy materials, they can degrade over time or break. Atlanta Dentures can both repair or replace your dentures, depending on which option makes the most sense.  Atlanta Dentures, however, only repairs dentures that we make in our facility.  The extent of the damage is the primary determining factor. Single-tooth chips or scratches can be repaired. However, if the damage is on several teeth, it’s more realistic to replace your dentures entirely. We’ll help you make your decision.

What Kind of Cosmetic Dentistry Services Do You Offer?

Cosmetic dentistry is a broad category that refers to dental treatments that primarily address aesthetic concerns. Usually, we rectify things like stained, chipped, cracked, and missing teeth through an array of treatments. For instance, we offer crowns and bridges, in addition to dental implants and dentures. Cosmetic dentistry is a great way to improve your smile, especially if you remain committed to sound dental health.

Does Your Practice Offer Emergency Dental Services?

Emergencies happen. Whether you lost a tooth during a pickup basketball game or a bike ride, your pain is real. Time is also of the essence. Contact us immediately, if you’ve lost a tooth or suspect an abscessed tooth. One important thing to note: If your tooth was dislodged or knocked out, do not touch the portion of the tooth below the gums. Place it in a protective container and cover it with your saliva. A cup or baggie will also work. You can also place it in a cup of milk. Keeping it moist makes it easier to put it back.

We’re Committed to Continuing Dental Education

Our dentist, Dr. Thomas Van Galder, D.D.S., graduated at the top of his class at Emory University School of Dentistry and continues to pursue additional training and education.  Dr. Daniel Van Galder, DMD, has joined his father at Atlanta Dentures and has added sedation dentistry and implants to the many services that are offered at Atlanta Dentures.  Dr. Daniel has completed over 300 hours of postgraduate education since dental school as he continues to add to his already impressive set of skills, accomplishments, expertise and credentials.  The dental field continuously changes as new technological advances emerge. Atlanta Dentures is proud to stand at the forefront of innovation in dentistry. We perform all procedures in a state-of-the-art facility with top-of-the-line equipment, and each one of our employees works hard to improve their craft daily. We’re also proud to offer exceptional services at affordable prices, ensuring our Marietta, GA residents have access to the dental services they deserve. If you’re uncertain about the diagnosis another dentist provided, you’ll be happy to know we provide free second opinions. Learn more about what insurance we accept, our rates, and when we can see you next by contacting our dental practice today.

What Makes Us Different?

  • Walk-Ins Welcome
  • Warm, Supportive Staff
  • Anxiety-Free Procedures
  • Brighter, Healthier Smiles
  • Emergency Appointments
  • Comfort Is Our Top Priority
  • The Deluxe Denture