Dentures and Partial Dentures in Falls Church
Whether all or some of your teeth are missing, dentures replenish the look and function of your smile.
Dentures are a replacement for missing teeth and can improve your self-confidence and your overall health. When they’re properly maintained, they can last for decades so dentures are a sound investment in your overall health.
Occupying the empty spaces in your smile, dentures mimic natural teeth and gum tissue using life-like materials. Dentures are a cost-effective approach to teeth replacement and getting dentures does not require invasive or complex procedures.
Many of Dr. Morabito's patients with missing teeth enjoy the many benefits provided by full and partial dentures. Rediscover your smile with custom dentures to replace missing teeth.
Replace Missing Teeth With Dentures
These removable prosthetics bolster overall facial structure and provide the appearance of a full set of teeth. Whether all or some of your teeth are missing, dentures replenish the look and function of your smile.
Dr. Morabito and his highly-trained staff are dedicated to helping you achieve a full and healthy-looking smile. With the necessary denture in place, you can resume normal chewing function and display a happy smile.
Call us at (703) 534-9160 or schedule a consultation to find out more about denture treatment options.
Benefit of Dentures
When you have missing teeth to replace dentures are an affordable treatment option. Not everyone can afford dental implants, nor does every patient need implants.
Some of the main benefits of dentures are:
- Easier to eat, biting and chewing your favorite foods again
- Less restrictions on the types of food you can eat
- Reduce the social awkwardness caused by missing teeth
- Restore your face's appearance
- Can be removed for better cleaning and care
Step 1 - Impressions and Examination
In order to create custom dentures, impressions are taken first. These provide highly accurate measurements of your smile. Remaining teeth and the health of soft tissue are evaluated to ensure they give a secure fit.
Step 2 - Creating Your Dentures
Dr. Morabito works with a dental laboratory to ensure prosthetics are the proper shape and col-md-6or.
Step 3 - Receiving Dentures
During a follow-up appointment, your dentures are adjusted and placed precisely to ensure a comfortable fit.
Your muscles and gum tissue will need to adjust to your new dentures. During this period, it is normal to experience increased saliva flow and sensitivity. It may also take time before speaking and chewing with your dentures feels natural.
Types of Dentures
Anyone can end up needing dentures. They are not just for senior citizens. Sports injuries, victims of automobile accidents, or people with genetic disorders may require some prosthetic assistance. If you have lost a few teeth or perhaps are facing the loss of all your teeth, the good news is there is help for you!
Conventional Full Dentures
Conventional full dentures are created and placed after the patient’s gum tissue has adequately recovered from pre-treatment, which includes extraction of failing teeth.
An immediate removable denture is created for your individual needs and made in advance. Unlike conventional dentures, it is ready to be inserted as soon as your teeth are removed. While this offers the benefits of having immediate dentures, they will need to be realigned several months after being placed. The healing process continues after your teeth are removed, so the bone which supports your teeth reshapes and can cause your dentures to become loose.
immediate dentures are fabricated in advance so they can be placed at the preparation appointment. With this approach, patients enjoy a full smile during the healing process, but should follow-up with our Falls Church dental office once gums have healed, as dentures may require adjustment.
When several teeth are absent from an otherwise complete smile, our dentist in Falls Church may suggest partial dentures. These prosthetics keep remaining natural teeth from shifting into vacant spaces, preserving dental balance. Partial dentures can be fabricated with varying components and materials to securely attach to your smile and look as natural as possible.
Partial Removable Dentures
If you still have healthy teeth surrounding the missing teeth, a partial removable denture can be considered. Creating either partial upper dentures or lower dentures. These can be replace teeth missing in the front or back with partial front teeth dentures or partial back teeth dentures. Partial dentures are fitted to the part of the gum line that they will sit on and fasten to nearby natural teeth to keep from falling out of place. They are not permanently fastened and can be removed easily for cleaning and while sleeping.
Who Is A Good Candidate?
Anyone who is missing teeth is a candidate for dentures. They are not just for senior citizens.
Anyone can end up needing dentures. Sports injuries, victims of automobile accidents, or people with genetic disorders may require some prosthetic assistance. If you have lost a few teeth or perhaps are facing the loss of all your teeth, the good news is there is help for you!
The importance of teeth is often taken for granted. Your teeth play an important role in your overall health. Your teeth support your facial structure, they aid in chewing(mastication) and speech.
How Much Do Dentures Cost
There are many factors that go into determining the cost of dentures. It can depend on the type of denture, material used and how many teeth are being replaced.
Our dental office would be more than happy to explore this further with you at a consultation.
Living With Dentures
New dentures can feel a bit odd or loose for several weeks until you get used to them while keeping them in place with your tongue and cheeks. It is not unusual to have minor irritation or soreness when you first begin to wear them, but these problems should disappear. There will be a period of adjustment for eating while you become familiar with wearing dentures. Speaking will also require practice but will become easier with repetition.
Dentures are made to resemble your natural teeth, so there will not be much of a noticeable change in your appearance. If you already have missing teeth, dentures can enhance your smile and facial appearance.
Dentures are worn during the day and taken out at night to give your gums time to relax. When you are not wearing them, they should be handled with care and placed in a container of water or denture cleaner. Good oral hygiene for both your dentures and mouth will be important
Caring For Your Dentures
- Remove and rinse your dentures off after eating
- Be careful when handling your dentures
- Brush your mouth after removing your dentures
- Brush your dentures daily
- Soak your dentures overnight
- Rinse them off thoroughly before returning them to your mouth
- Maintain regular checkups
- Let your dentist know if they are loose
Call our office (703)534-9160 or book an appointment to discuss how custom-fit dentures can provide you with the full smile you deserve!
Frequently Asked Questions About Dentures
Q: Can I eat normally with dentures?
A: It may require some time to adjust and get used to them but you will be able to eat normally. Certain hard foods and sticky foods may still pose a difficulty.
Q: Can I sleep with my dentures in?
A: Of course, but it is recommended that you remove and place them in water during the night. However if you forget to remove them there is nothing to worry about. It is recommended you remove them at night to let your gums relax.
Q: Do dentures hurt?
A: You may experience slight irritation at the beginning when you first receive your dentures, or if your gums are still healing and recovering. If the pain worsens you should contact Dr. Morabito.
Q: Is it possible to get dentures the same day?
A: Yes with our immediate dentures it is possible to have your teeth removed and dentures placed within the same day.
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