Dentures Reston VA
Unfortunately, we can’t always keep our natural teeth. Many people lose their teeth through the aging process. Others lose them to disease or injury. The good news is that there are options to replace missing teeth. Implants are the ideal option, but they are costly and are not covered by insurance. Dentures are the next best thing. With dentures, you can chew and speak normally. Dentures also provide support for the cheeks and lips.
The process of obtaining dentures takes some time. If you require full dentures, all teeth will need to be pulled first. Then the gums must heal, which can take several months. You will be without teeth during this time. However, your dentist may be able to make you an immediate denture. This allows you to get your denture put in your mouth right after the teeth have been pulled, with no wait time. The denture is fabricated right away, and the tissues simply heal under the denture. Learn more by contacting our office today.
Full and Partial Dentures
There are two main types of dentures: full and partial. At Reston Modern Dentistry, we offer both, depending on each patient’s needs. Full dentures replace all the teeth, both top, and bottom. The upper denture covers the roof of the mouth, while the lower denture is shaped like a horseshoe to leave room for your tongue.
If you’re just missing a few teeth, a partial denture may be a good choice. You can keep your healthy natural teeth and just replace the ones that are missing.
Dentures can last many years with proper care, but it is not uncommon for them to wear out from daily use. The bone and gum ridges tend to recede or shrink after tooth removal, and this can affect the alignment of the dentures.
This is why regular appointments are crucial. Your dentist can assess your dentures at every visit and check for signs of wear and tear. We will also examine the gums for any signs of disease. We can reline the dentures or provide a replacement when necessary.
Benefits of Dentures
Dentures are often compared to implants, and while implants may look and feel more realistic, dentures are much more affordable. Implants also require a longer time commitment, at six months or more. Dentures, on the other hand, can be completed in a few weeks.
Technology has made dentures look and feel more natural. The appearance and fit of dentures have improved significantly over the years.
Dentures also have health benefits. When your mouth is without teeth, your jaw starts to sag. Having dentures helps prevent this. Additionally, dentures improve your smile, which makes you more comfortable around others.
Contact Us Today
Sometimes we cannot keep our natural teeth due to injury or illness. Dentures and partials are the next best thing. Maintain your smile with help from Reston Modern Dentistry. Learn more about dentures, partials and other teeth replacement options. Contact us today at 703-860-9854 to schedule an appointment. We look forward to keeping your smile healthy.