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Dentures – Sterling, VA

Replacing All of Your Teeth at Once

Life without teeth just isn’t the same. Smiling and laughing become embarrassing, you have a harder time enjoying a nutritious diet, and even speaking clearly becomes an unnecessarily arduous task. Fortunately, Dr. Ansari has a few different options that Sterling patients can explore to replace their missing teeth. For the most extensive cases of tooth loss, however, dentures are the restoration of choice. Call us today to schedule a consultation and find out if you’re a candidate for false teeth.

Why Choose Lowes Island Dentistry for Dentures?

  • Affordable Tooth Loss Solution
  • Full and Partial Dentures Available
  • Can Be Designed for Implants

What are Dentures?

Older woman sitting on couch with dentures in Sterling, VA

Dentures have been used for generations as removable replacements for missing teeth. Nowadays, they are typically made of acrylic material, and they consist of a gum-colored base that supports natural-looking teeth. The goal with modern dentures is to make them as lifelike and comfortable as possible so that patients can eat, speak, and smile with confidence without worrying that their teeth will suddenly slip at the wrong moment. Sometimes dentures can be supported by dental implants for extra stability.

Who is a Candidate for Dentures?

Man holding full dentures meant for upper arch

Pretty much anyone who has lost a significant number of teeth can be considered a potential candidate for dentures. We will need to check your gums and jawbone; there needs to be a sufficient amount of healthy tissue to support the restoration. Also, the kind of denture we recommend might vary depending on the situation. Full dentures are for patients that have lost an entire arch of teeth while partial dentures are more suitable for those with gaps throughout their smiles.

Full Dentures VS Partial Dentures

Smiling man in living room with dentures and glasses

As you can probably tell from the name, full dentures consist of a full row of prosthetic teeth. Partial dentures, in contrast, have been custom designed to fit into the empty spaces in your mouth wherever they happen to be located. Full dentures rest directly on the gums while partial dentures must be held in place with a metal clasp. Both kinds of dentures have their benefits. Partial dentures can be added to if other teeth are lost in the future, and they prevent the remaining teeth from moving out of place. Full dentures allow for clearer speech and better chewing, thus dramatically improving your overall quality of life.

Tips for Taking Care of Dentures

Four sets of full dentures and partial dentures
  • Remove and rinse your dentures after every meal. Clean your mouth carefully with a soft-bristled toothbrush.
  • Handle them carefully; you don’t want to accidentally damage the material.
  • Brush your dentures at least once a day using nonabrasive denture cleanser.
  • Take your dentures out of your mouth at night in order to give your gums a chance to rest and heal after supporting them all day.
  • Don’t forget to continue to attend regular dental checkups. Dr. Ansari can confirm that your dentures still fit properly and make sure that there aren’t any significant health issues that have developed inside your mouth.