Dental One Associates of Woodbridge
14520 Smoketown Road, Woodbridge, VA 22192
Missing teeth can make you feel less confident and make it more difficult to speak and chew. If you are missing one or more teeth because of disease, damage, or decay, there is hope. Our skilled and knowledgeable dentists can help you find a comfortable and natural-looking tooth replacement option that will make you glad to share your smile. Call today to find out more about our high-quality dentures in Woodbridge.
Dentures are custom-made dental appliances that come in a variety of forms, including permanent, removable, and implant-supported. In general, a denture consists of artificial teeth made from porcelain or acrylic resins to match the shape, color, and translucency of natural tooth enamel. The teeth may have an acrylic base that sits on the gums or attach to a metal frame or implant post that is embedded in the jaw. In addition to the obvious aesthetic benefits, artificial teeth help to support the facial structure and restore natural tooth and jaw function. With proper care, artificial teeth can last and look beautiful for many years.
We are proud to offer a wide range of denture options to meet every dental need and budget. The following are just a few examples of the types of dentures that we carry:
Also known as a complete denture, a full denture is used when all of the teeth on the upper or lower arch must be replaced. Any existing teeth are extracted to prepare the mouth for the denture. You will be given a temporary denture the day of the procedure and return once you have healed to have your permanent teeth fitted. A removable full denture rests on the gums and can be taken out for cleaning. A fixed or permanent full denture is held in place using implant posts.
With a partial denture, you keep any healthy teeth, and the partial acts like a bridge to replace any missing teeth. Unlike bridges that are attached to the supporting teeth by crowns, a partial is held in place by clasps that slip over the adjacent supporting teeth.
Instead of the metal clasps and rigid base used for a traditional partial, a flexible partial denture has a base and clasps made from a flexible material that is able to move with your mouth for greater comfort. The base is even gum-colored for a more realistic appearance.
Instead of resting on the gums, an implant-supported denture is secured to implants. With a bar-retained denture, the teeth connect to the implants using clips attached to a metal bar. With ball-retain implants, the implant has a ball-shaped attachment that fits into a corresponding socket on the denture. Depending on the type of implant, the dentures may be removable or fixed in place.
The All-on-4® technique is a revolutionary tooth replacement concept using Nobel Biocare dental implants. Four implant posts are surgically implanted into the jaw. A permanent denture is then attached to the posts. The All-on-4 system is more stable than a traditional denture for a more natural look and feel.
The process of getting replacement teeth typically takes place in several stages; however, the exact steps vary based on the type of denture used. To ensure the best possible fit and bite, the dentist will normally take detailed measurements of your mouth and make an impression of your teeth. This is normally followed by dental surgery to remove any diseased or damaged teeth or to place the implant posts. Depending on the circumstances, your dentist may provide you with a temporary denture to wear while you heal. Once you have completely healed, you return to have your permanent denture fitted. It is common to have to return for a follow-up visit to make minor adjustments to improve the comfort and functionality of your new teeth.
The cost of dentures varies from person to person. Following your initial consultation, we will provide you with an outline of your anticipated cost taking into consideration the amount of preparatory work required and the type of denture used. Call today to schedule an appointment to find out which of our affordable denture options is right for you.
A soft reline can help you avoid painful sore spots on your gums that can lead to denture pain. Instead of the normal acrylic lining, a soft reline uses a pliable material that can last up to two years.
If you are ready to improve your smile and overall dental health by getting custom-crafted replacement teeth, call today to schedule a consultation with one of our skilled dental professionals.