Tooth Replacement with Prosthodontics and Dentures
For people dealing with multiple missing teeth or a whole row of lost teeth in the top or bottom of the mouth, there are several excellent options for replacement with prosthodontics and dentures. The first step to finding the best replacement for your smile is scheduling an appointment with your doctor at Avanti Dentistry. We will discuss your options and evaluate your mouth to determine which of the following is right for you.
Dentures are a set of prosthetic teeth attached to a gum-colored base. The denture can be full, or complete, and replace a whole arch of missing teeth. Or it can be partial and fit in with healthy surrounding teeth like a missing puzzle piece. Dentures are held in place with suction and a denture adhesive (full dentures) or with clasps or brackets (partials). With proper care and maintenance, a denture can last six to seven years before replacement is necessary. If the denture becomes loose or loses its fit, a reline or adjustment may be needed.
It may take some time to get used to wearing the prosthetic teeth at first, but many patients find that life resumes as normal after a few weeks of continuous wear. Dentures restore your ability to eat what you like, smile with confidence, and speak without any lisps or whistles. Removable dentures are the most affordable option in tooth replacement, and are an effective option for many patients.
For patients who are able to undergo the dental implant procedure, there is no better option than implant dentistry. Dental implants have a 95 percent success rate in eligible candidates, and when properly maintained, they can last a lifetime. The only comprehensive tooth replacement available today, the dental implant gives you back your missing tooth as well as its supporting root. Stimulation provided in the jawbone means dental implants keep your mouth healthy and whole for a lifetime to come.
The benefits of dental implants are significant, and include the following.
- A comprehensive tooth replacement
- Continued oral and overall health
- No need for bothersome denture adhesives
- Prosthetic fits well from day one
Dental implants are completed in two phases: implantation and restoration. The entire procedure may last for six months to a year, depending on the location of the missing teeth and the health of the jawbone. Successful candidates for dental implants have plenty of supporting jawbone structure and are healthy enough to undergo a surgical procedure.
Dentures retained by dental implants can be removable or fixed. The option that is right for you depends on the extent of your tooth loss. You and your dentist will thoroughly discuss your options in dental implant-assisted dentures.
Schedule An Appointment Today!
If you would like to learn more about your choices in dental prosthetics, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Avanti Dentistry. We can create a beautiful, natural-looking, sturdy denture to help you enjoy the benefits of a full smile once again. Schedule an appointment with the “dentist near me” in Tysons Corner today!