Customized Traditional and Implant-Supported Dentures Can Restore Your Smile
At Fairfax Family Dental Care, we offer both traditional and implant-supported dentures. Traditional restorations can replace multiple missing teeth with individually designed, high-quality resin, while implant-supported prosthetics are sturdier and offer greater health benefits. Dr. Charles D. Kirksey, Dr. Milan Simanek, or Dr. Touraj Kamali will take impressions of your mouth to your denture fits as precisely as possible. When you come to our Fairfax, VA, office, we will carefully assess your jaw to determine the right type of dentures for your needs. No matter which kind you select, our restorations are reasonably priced. We also offer financing to help you achieve a beautiful, functional smile.
Are You a Candidate for Dentures?
If you are missing a large number of teeth, you could be a good candidate for dentures. Your prosthetic will not only fill in the gaps in your mouth, it will also fill out your lips and cheeks and restore your ability to eat comfortably. The right type of dentures for you will largely depend on the number of teeth you have lost. If you still have some teeth, a partial denture may be appropriate. This type of prosthetic will fit between your teeth to complete your smile. If you are missing most or all of your teeth, we will typically recommend a full denture. This larger prosthetic can restore an entire dental arch.
Your jawbone health is another consideration when determining the appropriate restorative solution. You must have sufficient jawbone tissue to support dental implants. Fortunately, a bone graft can often restore lost tissue for patients who do not qualify for an implant-supported denture.
Implant-Supported Dentures and Their Benefits
All of our dentures are crafted from high-quality materials and meticulously designed for a precise fit. Nonetheless, implant-supported dentures offer several important advantages. First, these restorations are anchored in place by titanium posts set permanently in your jaw. Therefore, they offer superior stability. An implant-supported denture offers greater flexibility when it comes to your diet, while a traditional or removable denture often imposes dietary restrictions. Additionally, implant posts act as artificial tooth roots by sending out the same type of regenerative signal to prevent jaw recession. As a result, an implant-supported restoration can prevent additional tooth loss, and protect the natural proportions of your jaw. Finally, traditional dentures may need to be periodically adjusted to accommodate the changing shape of your mouth.
What You Can Expect When You Receive Dentures
Before fitting you for your denture, your dentist will conduct a thorough examination. He will ask about your restorative and cosmetic goals. Then he will review x-rays and scans of your jaw to determine whether or not your jawbone can support implants. Your practitioner will also inquire about your budget before recommending a type of denture. We proudly offer CareCredit® financing to help you afford the advanced, beautifully crafted restoration that you deserve.
Traditional restorations can replace multiple missing teeth with individually designed, high-quality resin, while implant-supported prosthetics are sturdier and offer greater health benefits.
If you decide on a traditional denture, your doctor will take impressions of your gums and, if applicable, your surrounding teeth. In addition, he will take photos of your teeth and gums. Our partner lab can then match your prosthetic to the natural color of your teeth and soft tissues. Of course, the technicians will also carefully craft your denture so that it fits snugly, yet comfortably. It usually takes several weeks to complete top-quality dentures. When your prosthetic is finished, you will come in for a fitting. At this time, we can make any adjustments as necessary.
If you opt for an implant-supported denture, you will first undergo dental implant surgery, which is a type of oral surgery. Your dentist will place four or more implant posts to provide a stable base for the restoration. It will typically take four to six months for your jawbone to heal completely around the posts. At that time, your dentist can attach your denture. In the interim, we will provide a temporary, removable denture that will still look remarkably realistic.
Contact Us to Restore Your Smile
If you would like to restore both form and function to your smile, contact our office online to schedule a consultation with one of our doctors. You can also call (703) 385-0303 to learn more about the types of dentures we offer.