If you have lost some or all of your teeth due to old age, injury or disease, you do not have to put up with a toothless smile any longer. Full or partial dentures can help you bite and chew again, can make your speech more intelligible and can make you proud of your smile. Today’s options are far better than they were even a couple of decades ago. Our dentures fit well, look like real teeth and stay in place in your mouth. Find out how you can love your smile again with custom-made dentures through our dental office.
While dentures were once very uncomfortable to wear and fit poorly in the mouth, we now make them in such a way that it will be difficult, if not impossible, for those you know to see that they are not your own teeth.
Dentures provide you with a way to replace your natural teeth. They are not attached to your jawbone but instead rest on top of your gums. Therefore, they are not anchored to the bones and are not difficult to place in the mouth. They are used in mouths that have lost most or all of the teeth. In areas where only a few teeth have been lost, implants or bridges may be chosen instead.
If you still have a good number of your own teeth left, a partial denture may be the right choice for you. This clips onto your own teeth using a flexible plastic frame. Sometimes, we create these frames to be fixed securely to your teeth so that you do not have to remove them at night.
However, if you are missing all of your teeth, we will recommend full dentures. These are never permanently affixed to any part of your mouth. When you first get your dentures, you may find them uncomfortable and unwieldy to wear. You will have to give yourself time to get used to having them in your mouth and talking or eating with them.
If you are ready to love your smile again, come to our office at Implant Dentistry of Virginia to find out more about dentures and your other options for tooth restoration. Contact us today to book an appointment at our office in Virginia Beach!