Our patients who have experienced significant tooth loss can often benefit from partial or complete dentures. A denture is a set of prosthetic teeth affixed into a base that looks like gum tissue, and it can be used to complete a smile after any amount of tooth loss. Keep reading to learn more about how dentures work and when this solution is best. We are happy to be the providers of natural-looking and comfortable dentures in Tysons Corner!
Dentures are a set of replacement teeth that have been customized to match the size, shape, and color that will suit your smile best. This solution can replace several missing teeth or a full row in the top or bottom of the smile. A traditional denture is held in place using natural suction in the case of a complete denture and with sturdy brackets for a partial denture. Denture adhesive pastes can be used for added security in the case of a complete denture.
A traditional denture offers several benefits for patients who have lost a significant number of teeth. Some of the most considerable advantages include:
The process to create a denture takes several weeks to achieve the proper fit. First, x-rays are taken and impressions (or molds) of your jaw and any remaining teeth will be made. This information is used to create a test version -- you will open and close your jaw to help us see how the alignment works and make appropriate adjustments. After this process is repeated several times, a properly-fitting, natural-looking denture is ready for use.
Patients who are eligible for dental implants should strongly consider this option. Sturdy dental implant posts provide a solid foundation for the replacement teeth. Each post will be implanted beneath the gums in the area where a missing tooth’s root structure was. Here, it promotes the growth of bone tissue and gradually fuses together with the jaw. After this process is complete, the foundation has been laid for a natural looking and properly fitting denture.
Implant dentures are more stable than those completed the traditional way, and they can also last for far longer. This makes dental implants the best investment for dentures by far.
Are you missing a significant number of teeth? Don’t wait to have your smile restored with a denture or implant denture. A complete smile promotes a healthy and active life -- and we can help you achieve just that. Go ahead and get in touch with your dentist in Tysons Corner to discuss dentures today.