When you lose a tooth, it can have a detrimental effect on the aesthetics of your smile and the function of your mouth. The teeth surrounding the gap in your mouth can begin to shift, your jaw bone can atrophy, and you may suffer from a loss of self-confidence. At Tyson's Dental Design Center in Vienna, Virginia, the skilled team of dentists can help you restore your mouth’s appearance and function through the use of dentures. Call the office today or request your appointment online at your convenience.
Dentures are removable dental appliances that have a plastic or metal plate to which false teeth are attached. In addition, dentures help restore the function and appearance of your smile. Tyson's Dental Design Center makes sure that your dentures closely mimic the natural size, shape, and color of your existing teeth.
Dentures are a popular choice to replace missing teeth because they offer a variety of benefits, including:
In addition to the above benefits, dentures also allow you to eat most of your favorite solid foods once more.
Tyson's Dental Design Center offers two different types of dentures. They include:
Complete dentures replace all of your teeth on your upper or lower jaw or both. Complete dentures are also called immediate or conventional because your provider inserts them immediately after the removal of any remaining teeth.
Partial dentures consist of replacement teeth attached to a gum-colored plastic base and are connected by a metal framework. These dentures fill in the gaps created by your missing teeth.
These dentures attach to your natural teeth using metal clasps or precision attachments. If you desire more aesthetically appealing dentures, then precision attachments could be for you since they are nearly invisible.
Within the first few weeks after receiving new dentures, they may feel bulky or awkward. Nonetheless, these feelings subside over time, and your mouth becomes accustomed to them.
Treat your dentures like you would your natural teeth to keep them clean, free from stains, and looking their best. Make sure to remove and rinse your dentures after eating, brush them daily, and soak them overnight. The team at Tyson's Dental Design Center recommends looking for denture cleansers with the American Dental Association Seal of Acceptance. If you take proper care of your dentures, they can last up to ten years.
If you’re missing teeth or have any other questions regarding dentures, call Tyson's Dental Design Center today.