Dentures Fairfax, VA
Replace your missing teeth with a dental prosthetic.
With so many advances in modern dentistry, fewer people need full dentures. But for those that do have missing teeth, dentures and partials are more natural-looking and discreet than ever. We can customize a complete restoration to fit your appearance (including considerations for skin, hair, and eye color) or blend partials to match remaining natural teeth.
We’ll discuss your treatment options and answer any questions you have about the process. Call us today at (703) 520-9985.
What to know about dentures.
In a perfect world, there would be no dental decay. There would be no gum disease, no cracked molars, no knocked out incisors. No need for dentures.
It’s not a perfect world. Tooth enamel is the hardest, most durable substance of the human body. However, teeth are also those most subject to bacteria and trauma, and among the most difficult parts of the body to heal. There are no perfect substitutes for teeth. However, modern dentistry has developed some very useful options.
Full or partial dentures are appliances, usually removable, that fit over the gums and hold artificial teeth in spaces where natural teeth are missing. Everyone has heard of dentures, but it tends to be of those subjects where so much information is passed around and so little is really understood. For example, popular wisdom has it that only the first set of dentures fit properly. That’s only partially true. (They tend to feel best because a person’s gum ridges change over time as they experience bone recession or resorption.) But now we can re-fit new dentures that look and feel just as good as the original.
In fact, the denture fit depends largely on the health of the gums. That’s why we recommend you see us at least once a year for a denture check-up. Denture adhesives are a band-aid solution at best, and we know our office can do better with proper custom-fitted dentures.
And no, overuse of your denture doesn’t cause it to wobble. That’s a result of changes in the mouth, largely the natural shrinkage of gum tissue and bone. Again—we can help!