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Do you have some missing teeth or need to have some removed? Undergoing full or partial denture treatment in Northern Virginia can revitalize your smile.
What Does a Denture Do?
Having missing teeth alters your appearance and makes chewing and talking more difficult. Dentures are specially tailored dental devices that include a removable frame or permanent implant with replacement teeth attached. We design the fake teeth to have the same color and shape as your other teeth. They can even have translucency to blend in.
Also, these devices provide support for your facial structure. If you take care of them, they can last for several years, which makes them a safe investment into your long-term oral health.
Which Types of Dentures Provide Quality and Affordability?
Many types of denture devices are available. Our dental team can help you find the right one for your needs. You may look at some of the following options for affordable quality dentures.
What Is a Full or Complete Denture?
Also called a complete denture, a full denture replaces the teeth on your upper or lower jaw. If any teeth remain in either row, our dentists will remove them. When your jaw heals, we can fit you for the permanent or removable appliance. We must surgically anchor the permanent type into your jaw, while the removable type rests on your gums.
Partial Dentures: What Are They?
Similar to bridges, partial dentures are appliances that allow you to keep your healthy teeth as a support structure. Dissimilar to bridges, they are removable and consist of the amount of crowns that you need and clasps that slide over your supporting teeth. Each night, you remove them for cleaning.
What Is a Flexible Partial Denture?
Flexible partial dentures are different because they do not have the rigid bases or metal clips. They are made with lightweight materials, which bend with your mouth for more comfort. The bases and flexible clasps also blend in with your gums, so others will notice your smile more than the appliance.
How Do Implant-Supported Dentures Work?
Instead of having your artificial teeth rest on your gums, implant-supported dentures use implants as support. You can choose between removable and permanent options. The dentist can help you determine the number of implants that you need.
Bar-retained and ball-retained are the two removable varieties. The bar-retained option attaches to implants placed in the jaw and the clips attach to a metal bar. The ball-retained ones use metal attachments and sockets creating a ball-like shape that links with the implants.
A permanent denture is also called a fixed denture. It securely attaches to two, four, or more implants. It is always in your mouth, so you can talk, eat, and smile like you normally would.
All-on-4® Dentures Concept: What Is It?
Similar to fixed dentures, the All-on-4® concept uses implants. However, two of the four Nobel Biocare implants are angled to increase stability and to support a more powerful bite. Only four implants are used per arch, allowing for faster healing time as well.
What’s the Process for Getting Dentures?
Getting dentures in Northern Virginia involves various steps depending on your oral health and the type of denture that you choose. Our dentists will record measurements and make impressions of your teeth for the proper fit. We will also remove any diseased teeth and provide a temporary denture until the gums heal. Then, you will return to our office to get your denture and any adjustments. Learn more by calling our practice.
How Much Does a Denture Cost?
Your dentures cost will depend on several factors. These include your insurance policy, the type of denture that you choose, material costs and treatments to prepare. Our office in Northern Virginia provides affordable options to meet your needs. Schedule a consultation for an estimate.
Soft Reline for Dentures: What Is It?
Rather than use hard acrylic to adjust your denture lining, a soft denture reline includes a soft material. It reduces denture pain and may last for up to two years.
Call Now to Schedule a Denture Consultation in Northern Virginia
Are you looking for affordable quality dentures? Our dentists in Northern Virginia can help. Find out more when you contact us.