Are you searching for a tooth replacement option for your smile?
You may want to consider dentures or partials as your solution for missing teeth. Complex dental issues arise when you’re missing one or more teeth. For instance, missing teeth can lead to jawbone deterioration, loss of confidence, and difficulty eating or speaking.
Not only can replacing missing teeth restore beauty to your smile, but it can also improve your dental function. With custom dentures, you can achieve long-lasting, natural-looking results.
Dr. Zahra Kavianpour and our team at Brighter Smile Family Dentistry & Orthodontics offer dentures and partials for patients with missing teeth. We provide personalized solutions and comprehensive treatment plans for patients who want to restore their smiles. Visit our Sterling, VA dental practice to determine if dentures or partials are right for you.
Types of Dentures
There are two main types of dentures and partials:
- Removable Dentures: A removable denture is held in place by a special adhesive or the gum tissue. You remove the denture daily to clean it.
- Fixed Implant-Supported Denture: A fixed denture is held in place by using dental implants. This restoration can replace the upper and/or lower arch of teeth.
- Implant-Secured Partial Fixed Dentures: This is a type of dental bridge that is supported by one or more implants. A dental bridge no longer has to rely on the neighboring teeth, which helps preserve the health and integrity of the natural teeth.
Dentures and Partials in Sterling, VA
During your appointment, Dr. Kavianpour will evaluate your teeth, jaw bone, and gums to determine if you are an ideal candidate for dentures. Our team will discuss all possible treatment options with you and find one that works best for you.
If you are receiving removal dentures or patients, it will require at least 2-3 visits to our Sterling dental practice. During your first visit, we examine your smile and take impressions of your teeth. The lab uses impressions to create your custom dentures.
If necessary, we will place a temporary restoration while you wait. At your final appointment, the temporary restoration is removed, and your custom dentures are placed
For implant dentures, we can complete all phases of your care in the comfort of our office. During the first appointment, our team will place the appropriate amount of implants into the jaw. Over the next few months, the implants will heal and fuse with your jawbone. Next, we will place the abutments and secure your custom denture.
Dentures & Partials FAQs
Do dentures make you look different?
Dentures can change the shape of your face in a variety of ways. If you’ve been missing teeth, or have had bad-fitting dentures, the change may be for the better. Hopefully, if they change your appearance it is in a positive way, or a way that you do not mind.
Can I eat normally with dentures?
After initially getting dentures one may feel some discomfort eating and speaking. This should only last a few weeks. Eat soft foods during this period so that you adjust to your new teeth.
Dentures act like normal teeth, so one should be able to eat regularly with them. Some tips on doing this are to chew with both sides of your mouth to spread out pressure, and take smaller bites so there is less food in your mouth to chew at a time.
What materials are dentures made of?
We make dentures out of a variety of materials such as acrylic, nylon, porcelain, resin, or metal. These materials are moldable and fit well into a patient’s mouth while still looking like their real teeth. Porcelain lasts the longest typically, but they are all good options. If you are curious about different materials for dentures ask your dentist what they recommend may be best for you.
Restore Your Smile With Dentures in Sterling, VA
Missing teeth can affect the health and function of your smile. Finding the right tooth replacement options for your smile is key to improving your smile. Visit our team at brighter Smile Family Dentistry & Orthodontics for the care you need. Our team offers a full range of tooth replacement options and can work with you to determine if dentures or partials are right for you. If you would like to schedule a consultation, call 571.266.0255 or request an appointment online.