Dentures may seem like more of a punchline to a joke than a valid medical option, but their use can be life-changing. At Reston Dental Center in Reston, Virginia, dentures are a competitive option to replace your missing teeth and ensure that your dentures fit well so that you can use them to eat and speak without worrying about them falling out or looking unusual. Book your consultation for dentures by calling Reston Dental Center or using the online scheduling tool today.
Dentures are one of the best options you have when choosing replacement teeth. They’re ideal for cases in which you lose multiple teeth, a whole row, or your entire set within a short time due to an accident, disease, or decay.
Losing your teeth can lead to a difficult period of adjustment, as you may not be able to do all of the things you once were able to. Dentures allow you to continue using your mouth normally while filling out your face and restoring its shape.
You can remove your dentures at any time—a detail that some patients consider to be an advantage. They stay in your mouth with suction on your gums or by anchoring to any teeth that remain. They typically include false teeth plus some artificial gums to make the teeth look real.
At Reston Dental Center, your dentist offers several kinds of dentures to treat a number of different cases and preferences. Your dentures might be:
Conventional dentures require the removal of any of your remaining healthy teeth. You must wait for your gums to heal after the extractions before using your new, full set of conventional dentures.
Immediate dentures are another type of full dentures that you can wear right away without waiting for your gums to heal. You must stop by Reston Dental Center before the extraction date to let your dentist measure your mouth to create mouth-ready immediate dentures.
Overdentures rely on your remaining teeth to hold them in place. You can also use dental implants to hold in an overdenture device.
Your dentist ensures that your dentures are the right size and fit for your mouth. As long as they fit correctly, they’ll look just like your real teeth. The false teeth and false gums on your dentures are designed to look just like your natural teeth in color and shape. Your dentist carefully matches them with the way your mouth looked before you lost your teeth.
If you’re interested in finally enjoying a full set of teeth again, call Reston Dental Center or book a consultation for dentures online today.