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What Can Dentures Do for You?
Dentures are specially-crafted dental appliances that rely on a removable base or a permanent dental implant to hold a certain number of replacement teeth. A denture enables you to retain your dental function, enhance your appearance, improve your daily comfort, avoid losing your teeth, and regain your self-esteem. A denture has a lifespan of more than a decade, which makes it an economical way to protect your dental health and personal well-being. Call our dental practice today to learn more about how affordable quality dentures can change your smile.
Will You Have a Choice of Dentures?
With the growing popularity and need for dentures, you can find an extensive variety of dentures in Manassas today. The main varieties are explained further in the following sections.
How Does a Full Denture Differ from a Partial Denture?
Full dentures are the ideal tooth replacement option if you’re missing all or most of your teeth because they can replace an entire set of teeth in the upper or lower jaw. In contrast, a partial denture is best if you have only lost one or a couple of teeth and want to replace them while keeping all of your present teeth.
If you need a full denture, your dentist will pull any existing teeth and then send you home with a temporary denture that gets worn until your mouth heals. As soon as you have fully healed, our dentist will place your new permanent denture. This can either be a removable full denture that lays atop your gums or a fixed full denture that is held by dental implants.
While a partial denture looks similar to a bridge, it differs because it’s not permanent. Instead, a partial denture has clasps that secure it to the adjacent teeth. These clasps make it quick and easy to remove for a thorough cleaning every night.
Are Flexible Partial Dentures the Right Choice for You?
If you would like a more natural-looking and comfortable denture, then a flexible partial denture could be the answer the for you. This denture has a base and clasps that are pliable, weightless, and flesh-colored, rather than the stiff base and bright metal clasps of a conventional denture. With a flexible partial denture, it’s practically impossible to tell that you’re wearing a denture at all.
What Are the Benefits of Implant-Supported Dentures?
Instead of merely laying on top of your gums like a conventional denture, an implant-supported denture is firmly held in its proper place by a pair or four dental implants. This denture is typically used for the lower jaw because these teeth demand more stability. Every evening, this denture must be taken out and cleaned to stay in good condition.
Why Are All-on-Four Dentures So Popular Today?
These feature an advanced implant tactic where only four dental implants embedded in your lower jaw are needed to securely hold the denture in its proper place. The denture is in high demand because it provides more biting strength and the ease of a fixed denture.
Does It Take a Lot of Time to Get Dentures?
The procedure usually only involves a couple of steps, but they can differ by the extent of your dental needs and type of denture you receive. The process typically entails the following:
- Your dentist will take dental measurements and impressions to ensure your denture matches your bite.
- We remove any decayed or damaged teeth.
- You receive a temporary denture that gets worn until we complete your new denture.
- If you are getting an implant-supported denture, your dentist will provide you with your implants at this time.
- A few weeks later when your new denture has been crafted, our dentist will take the time to place and adjust it to make sure that it feels completely natural.
Are You Concerned about What Dentures Cost?
Since the price of a denture can vary by which kind you choose and your need for preparatory dental work, it’s difficult to say how much your treatment will be until you have seen our dentists. If you need affordable quality dentures, we can provide you with denture options that won’t put a strain on your budget. Please contact our practice for details.
What Difference Does a Soft Reline Make?
A soft denture reline saves you from the pain, irritation, and soreness often caused by the sharp acrylic material used in traditional dentures. The soft reline can stay supple for two years to provide you with long-term relief from discomfort.
When you’re ready to enjoy a life without missing teeth, our practice can provide you with dentures to help you feel good about your smile again. Please call us to schedule a consultation to learn more.