Replacing Missing Teeth with Dentures
Dentures Manassas VA
Dentures are removable mouth appliances that replace missing teeth and their surrounding tissue. Additionally, dentures are quite easy to use and allow you to have a beautiful smile. These are not just for aesthetics; they also have numerous functions. For instance, they make it easier for you to chew your food and speak with confidence. Learn more about dentures below and contact us today.
Types of Dentures
Essentially, there are two types of dentures; partials and complete dentures. Depending on your needs, the dentist will recommend your ideal set.
These can either be conventional or immediate. Conventional ones are used after the teeth have long been removed and the gum has already healed. A patient is ready for conventional denture placement 8-12 weeks after teeth removal. Immediate dentures, on the other hand, are made in advance so they can be inserted immediately after teeth removal. The wearer will not be toothless during their healing period. The main disadvantage of these immediate dentures is that the gums often shrink after tooth removal, so the dentures will need to be readjusted.
Partial dentures are ideal for patients that have some missing teeth. In most cases, they are made of metal frames that use existing teeth for attachment. They help to maintain the aesthetic value of your face and also keep the other teeth from shifting position. Partial dentures are a great option to help restore a patient’s smile.
Dentures are durable for normal eating and speaking. We recommend brushing your set at least twice a day. This will remove food particles and bacterial build-up. Likewise, brush any existing teeth, inner cheeks, tongue, and palate. To prevent warping, maintain your dentures in clean water when not in use.
If your set becomes loose or damaged, contact your dentist right away. This can cause mouth sores. Also, maintain your dental visits to assure your dentures properly fit and do not have any damage. Dental visits also allow the dentist to check for any oral health issues and recommend necessary treatments.
Dentures are a great option for teeth replacement. If you are missing teeth, we highly recommend replacing them as soon as possible. Missing teeth can cause tooth decay, periodontal disease, and teeth shifting. Fortunately, Liberia Dental Care offers a variety of dental services to assist patients of all ages. Our services include pediatric, general, and cosmetic dentistry.
Contact our friendly team to schedule your exam and consultation today. Call 703-260-1200 or book an appointment online. We offer convenient hours including Saturday appointments. Moreover, our office is located at 9528 Liberia Avenue Manassas, VA 20110. New patients are always welcome! We hope to see you soon.